If It Weren’t for Double Standards, Our Media Would Have None

Since the death of George Floyd in May, the top headlines every day report that the protests stem from his alleged murder. Though the left-leaning woke media insists on describing the protests as “peaceful,” they have spiralled into destructive rioting and are responsible for deaths, in some cases, at the hands of Marxist opportunists looking to upend our Founders, our institutions, our Constitution, and our way of life. 

An MSNBC reporter standing in front of burning buildings said, “This is mostly a protest, it is not, it is not, generally speaking, unruly.” In the face of destroyed buildings (including a brand new low-income housing unit), looting, lawyers tossing Molotov cocktails into police cars, and the shooting death of David Dorn (a retired policeman who was guarding his friend’s business), the legacy media continues on with this “peaceful change” narrative.

Legacy media, as well as Antifa and some Black Lives Matter activists are little more than opportunists. They can “never let a crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emanuel and now Hillary Clinton like to say. The progressive media understands what this means, and while it’s interesting to see how the news anchors, editors, and writers all seem to have similar talking points, they may only be loosely tied to actual Democratic directives. They don’t really need marching orders anymore. They are so very tightly anchored to the same political philosophies, attitudes, and methods that they speak as one voice even without prompting. As Alinskyite Democrats, they know “the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution.

The mainstream media continuously ignore the weekly shootings in Chicago and other large cities. Two young children died this past weekend in Chicago from the violence, and  at least 16 other people are dead while at least 50 others were wounded in shootings. These people matter too. The children matter. The adults matter. The police who put their lives on the line every day for people in those communities matter.

What the media does to the American public every day is nauseating. Rather than reporting the news on all sides, they choose which news you hear, and they make sure it leans in only one direction to influence your opinion. 

At least 17 people have died as a direct result of the violent riots, but strangely I couldn’t find more news sources reporting on this after June 6. Twelve law enforcement officers have been shot during the riots as of June 10. Where are the updated news articles about that? Where are any articles written about law enforcement death by the mainstream media? Where are the protests of these murders? I know there was at least one more death in the CHOP zone in Seattle (since occasionally a local station will cover news that doesn’t always fit the leftist narrative). Rather than the “summer of love” the Democrat Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Rolling Stone hoped it would be, they instead have had a hellscape of looting, arson, and assault with the cops out of the equation.

Of course, the media was whining and screeching over the Open America protests from business owners and citizens now desperate and destitute over the arguably unconstitutional shut down of the United States economy. On MSNBC in April, there was a commentator who told the audience the Open protestors were… wait for it… racist. Slate noted the “reckless behavior” of those protestors. CNBC covered the (shocking, I tell you!) Open protests and included two dozen pictures to shame the people protesting in less-than-social-distancing poses around the country. The New York Times ran a story about “Top Manufacturing Lobbyist,” Jay Timmons calling Open protestors “idiots,” and ABC warned that “Trump’s push to open economy could come at cost of lives.”

A mere two months later, and they were strangely silent concerning less-than-social-distancing, violent rioters. Again, the legacy media has sacrificed its soul on the altar of the Marxist Left. Whether it is their Tara Reade/Joe Biden vs. Christine Blasey-Ford/Justice Kavanaugh coverage, Nicholas Sandmann vs. Nathan Phillips, Obama’s kids in cages vs. Trump’s border policy, Jussie Smollett and Bubba Wallace’s false stories of racism, or the fawning coverage they give to New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo vs. their “Trump is Evil Incarnate and Does Nothing Right Because We Hate Him” coverage during this pandemic, the mainstream media never fails to skew the news to the far-left. 

It’s perfectly fine to have thousands of people at protests, riots, and LGBT events, but we’re all gonna die if we go to a Trump rally! Like Baghdad Bob from the Iraq War, reporters today will stand in the middle of a riot, complete with broken glass and burned cars with graffiti everywhere, disrupted small businesses, and terrified residents and tell the viewers it’s perfectly reasonable to applaud the “disruptors.”

The Marxist blood running in the veins of the media, of celebrities in Hollywood, in nearly every Democratic politician, and unfortunately some weak sister Republicans, demands that we do not question the Left; do not point to the giant, gaping holes in their stories; do not listen to reasonable arguments, and do not find good in anyone on the Right because, again, “the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution.

About Angela Kelley

Angela Kelley is the Director of Operations for American Majority. She has an extensive professional background in higher education and program management. She loves politics and genealogy and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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