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Media Largely Avoids Violent Left-wing Riots On Inauguration Day

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OPINION | This article contains political comments that reflect the author’s opinion.

The media and the democratic establishment really enjoyed the inauguration. It was a feast for them. They made sure everything looked positive and promising, and warned of possible right-wing violence on the day of the inauguration.

However, they took great care to minimize anything that could affect the celebratory coverage, namely the significant damage that violent left-wing rioters did in several cities in response to the inauguration.

On the day Joe Biden was inaugurated, violent rioters hit Seattle and Portland causing significant damage to landmarks, federal buildings and private property.

“Antifa fighters sang ‘fk’ President Biden during a post-inaugural Seattle rampage – and destroyed the historic site of the very first Starbucks.” https://t.co/QgMS7VwuBG

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 22, 2021

#Antifa riot broke out in Seattle on Inauguration Day on January 20. They started street fires, smashed shops and a courthouse. They also marched to the iconic Pike Place Market, where they broke into the original @Starbucks and looted it. Police only arrested 3rd https://t.co/x2LyjuFKsr pic.twitter.com/gU8nAjR9dA

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021

Seattle: #Antifa destroyed the first and original @ Starbucks location on Pike Place Market. The store is an extremely popular tourist attraction. #SeattleRiots pic.twitter.com/3SegA0gW1U

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021

Seattle: #Antifa is ravaging the streets as they march around destroying shops and buildings. pic.twitter.com/dx02fBxzN8

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021

Several windows were broken at the William Kenzo Nakamura Courthouse on 6th Ave and Spring Street. pic.twitter.com/uwtZAycyVT

– Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) January 21, 2021

Seattle: If it is not clear who is involved in the uprising, the black-clad mob yells: “Antifa, Antifa!” pic.twitter.com/pncWROX4mF

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021

Portland: Watch shocking footage of #antifa smashing the Oregon Democratic Party headquarters. They bring guns while their comrades use umbrellas to block surveillance videos. Video by @ Julio_Rosas11. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/KdNNRgIEV0

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 20, 2021

Portland: A lot of #antifa sang “F – Joe Biden” as they marched to the riot at the Portland @ Iicegov building. pic.twitter.com/5oqbp7ECqQ

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021

Portland: Watch shocking footage of #antifa smashing the Oregon Democratic Party headquarters. They bring guns while their comrades use umbrellas to block surveillance videos. Video by @ Julio_Rosas11. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/KdNNRgIEV0

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 20, 2021

In case it is not clear who is leading the riot today. Video from @TheHannahRay in Portland: pic.twitter.com/nyquTJ7D7Y

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021

Well, the media had an obligation to say something about it. It would have been highly suspect if they had just completely ignored it, especially since the American people were told that the violence would stop if Joe Biden was elected president.

Given all we have heard about the threat of insurgency, sound media would inform the national population of coordinated unrest in major American cities, especially if it resulted in the destruction of a ruling political party headquarters. pic.twitter.com/CTZAR5zKsr

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 21, 2021

Therefore, the media carefully reported on the “demonstrators” who “gathered”. You’d think they’d mention who the “protesters” were, as the “protesters” went to great lengths to make sure people knew they were responsible.

Oh i forgot Antifa should just be an idea. Sure.

Update: According to police, a group of around 150 protesters with anti-Biden and anti-police signs marched into the streets of Portland and damaged the headquarters of the Oregon Democratic Party. 8 arrested; 3 arrested in similar numbers, violence in Seattle. https://t.co/b4miUvGi9s

– KTVZ NewsChannel 21 (@KTVZ) January 21, 2021

According to NewsBusters, the mainstream media networks spent less than a minute covering the violent left-wing riots on the day of inauguration.

CNN released a story titled “Here’s Why Protesters Say They Gather In Portland.”

CNN’s coverage of the Portland riots: pic.twitter.com/13urIot2ej

– Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) January 23, 2021

But guess what. If you look up the story now, you will see that an important word has been changed. Initially there were “protesters” who gathered in Portland and “protesters” who took to the streets. But now, Portland “rioters” and “rioters” who took to the streets are gathering. Since it is not breaking news, it is less likely that you will see it now. So it is apparently okay to accurately portray them as rioters.

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And the unrest has continued since the day of inauguration.

Interestingly, Biden has not yet condemned the violent riots in Portland and Seattle.

Press Secretary Jen Psaki failed to condemn #Antifa rioters in Portland and Seattle who committed vandalism and destruction on inauguration day this week. https://t.co/ZL7ALv3Mep

– Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) January 22, 2021

I think it’s no longer politically necessary now that it’s inaugurated.

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