June 19, 2020

Peaceful Protesting 101

We cannot trust the media to tell us the facts of a story and not their exaggerated version.

This past week while working in my office, I heard the news and updates every half hour on the police shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Listening to the network news and then the family of the man who was shot, you would wonder, as I did, why the police would shoot an unarmed man who had fallen asleep in his car in the drive-thru lane of a Wendy’s restaurant. That’s because, once again, we have a biased media telling only part of the story, throwing more fuel on the fire of racial tensions across the country.

We’ve had this conversation before. Why do the media constantly engage in knee jerk reactions, inflaming passions that have resulted in 17 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars damage to burned and looted businesses before they know the facts? Years of this type of media stupidity tells me they know exactly what they are doing.

Apparently, they want to keep this type of inflammatory rhetoric going until our nation no longer looks like the country we once knew. We know they hate the president with a passion. But nothing is working to get him out of office; not the Russia hoax or the “quid pro quo” impeachment. Trump’s still standing.

Then, seemingly in answer to their prayers (this is sarcasm on my part), a policeman in Minneapolis takes the life of an unarmed suspect and now the nation is on fire. The media tells us these are PEACEFUL protesters (don’t believe your lying eyes and ignore the burning and looting). “Peaceful” protests erupted in nearly 150 cities around the country, some turning violent.

Nothing says peaceful protest to me like watching thugs beat store owners senseless (or to death) for trying to protect their minority-owned businesses. We don’t know if these businesses survived or not because that’s not the media’s job. Just keep your eyes on the peaceful protestors. Try finding out how many of the deaths were police officers.

Nothing says peaceful protest to me like watching retired police Captain David Dorn be gunned down trying to protect a friend’s pawn shop, then thugs videoing him lying on the ground until he died. Did I tell you Dorn was black? So was Federal Protective Service Officer Patrick Underwood, who was gunned down outside a Court House he was protecting.

There are riots to follow and fake news to spread. And it’s okay because journalist Nikole Jones (I use the term journalist very loosely) of the fake 1619 Project said, “Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence!” I believe she would feel differently if they were outside her home with the torches!

We all remember how businesses flourished after the Watts riots in Los Angles or the more recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, or Baltimore, Maryland. Actually, the minority businesses never recovered. Here’s one of my favorites; nothing says peaceful protesting or social justice like watching a white girl with antifa flipping off two black police officers.

When will we learn we cannot trust the media to tell us the facts of a story and not their exaggerated version? In a perfect world, the media would be found liable for damages when property is lost and people die due to their journalistic malfeasance. We can only hope for such a day.

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