“For months, Republicans have used last summer’s protests as a political catchall, highlighting isolated instances of property destruction and calls to defund the police to motivate their base in November,” the NYT reported.
In the aftermath of the Capitol riots, Democrats and the mainstream media have done some pretty great flip flops on several fronts.
They rushed to blame Republicans who voiced objections to some of the electoral votes for allegedly “inciting” Trump supporters to storm the Capitol. Republican House and Senate members who did so were labeled “seditionists” even though in 2001, 2005, and 2017, numerous House Democrats also raised objections to some electoral votes cast – including Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin, who Pelosi named last week as the lead impeachment manager.
Democrats and the media also began displaying newfound respect for law enforcement at all levels of government, as well as a disdain for rioting and chaos after the Capitol riots. The consideration was definitely a change from their months of amplifying the “Defund the Police” demands of violent Antifa/Black Lives Matter-led rioters last year and gaslighting the American people by referring to rioters who were terrorizing neighborhoods as “mostly peaceful protesters.”
Here we are nearly two weeks after the rioters breached the Capitol, and comparisons between last year’s Antifa/BLM riots and the Capitol riots are still happening.
The New York Times is doing their part to aid Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ fantastical revisionism about the violent Antifa/BLM “protests.” The paper claims the destruction and havoc wreaked by anarchistic agitators in 2020 amounted to “isolated instances of property destruction.” The phrase “isolated instances/incidents” was used three times in the piece (bolded emphasis added):
For months, Republicans have used last summer’s protests as a political catchall, highlighting isolated instances of property destruction and calls to defund the police to motivate their base in November. The tactic proved somewhat effective on Election Day: Democrats lost ground in the House of Representatives, with Republican challengers hammering a message of liberal lawlessness.
Republicans saw the Capitol attack as the work of outsiders or as justified by the summer’s isolated incidents of looting and property destruction.
Photo caption: After the pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, some Trump supporters tried to explain away the attack by citing isolated incidents of looting and property destruction over the summer.
They also used the word “misinformation” in their reporting numerous times, although not to describe the misinformation about “isolated incidents” they tried to pass off as factual.
Calling the NYT’s spin on the riots “revisionism” is actually putting it mildly:
It’s amazing how hard this story works to minimize the arson, looting, rioting and destruction that took place in 2020, when 40 cities declared curfews. The story describes these events as “isolated instances of property destruction”. This is revisionism. https://t.co/rpIvGSoDyj
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 18, 2021
Last summer was just "isolated instances of property destruction." That's how the NYT describes $1 – 2 billion of damage this summer in a news story – the biggest in US history.https://t.co/2bJdAHChS2 https://t.co/GFUAzWXsdc
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) January 18, 2021
Widespread rioting, destruction & violence including beatings & murders dismissed as isolated incidents of property damage. These people are allergic to facts. https://t.co/PBOdyoBCL3
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) January 18, 2021
"false equivalence" = "we don't want to talk about that" https://t.co/YSVxLCPHWy
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) January 18, 2021
40+ cities. Some totally destroyed. Economies decimated. Deaths. Suicides. Crime rampant. I dare the @nytimes to visit my hometown Mpls and do an honest piece of journalism and get back to us. Disgusting and totally delusional. https://t.co/LGjKQ5Shko
— ??Louisa ‘The salty one’ Marie?? (@perkinsgirl1) January 19, 2021
Not only “disgusting and totally delusional,” but also very reminiscent of “1984”:
It is what totalitarians do, revise history
“…And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
George Orwell “1984”
— Ronaldus Magnus (@FunPolitics) January 18, 2021
Also, don’t forget that the Associated Press told journalists not to call the riots that happened last year “riots.”
For anyone interested in revisiting what actually happened in 2020 during Antifa’s and BLM’s six-month reign of terror in Democrat-run cities across America, click here.
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