CNN, The New York Times, The Oregonian, CBS, and NBC, among other news outlets, have downplayed the severity of the Portland riots and even tried to blame the conservative media for exaggerating coverage and trying to play up the extent of the violence, the Daily Caller reported.
It has been more than 60 days since the riots in Portland, Oregon, began and over time, the aggressiveness of the protesters has increased.
CNN’s Brian Stelter wrote July 20, “Right-wing media ramped up its coverage of scattered unrest in Portland, Oregon, last week at roughly the same time that federal officers descended on the downtown area. Hannity and other Fox hosts evidently decided that a small group of self-described anarchists suddenly deserved national news coverage.”
The Oregonian, a local media outlet, published an article on July 18 titled, “ Feds, right-wing media paint Portland as ‘city under siege.’ A tour of town shows otherwise” where it states, “ Those events are hardly representative of daily life, including peaceful anti-racism demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands of protesters, in a city of 650,000 people that encompasses 145 square miles.”
“The vast majority of Portland residents spend quiet homebound lives on hushed tree-lined streets with coronavirus [the CCP Virus] and its resulting economic catastrophe as the greatest threat to their well-being.”
The New York Times published a story on July 22, “Right-wing outlets and conservative media stars have seized on the weekslong protests in Portland as a rallying cry for law and order, instructing their followers to fear for their safety and blaming Democratic leaders for failing to restore peace.”
However, looking at the video recordings of what is really happening in Portland it seems that once again the media is misinforming the public and trying to diminish or downplay the violence perpetrated by antifa, Black Lives Matters, and other leftist groups.
President Trump within the law, although opposed by the Democratic leaders of these cities, has sent federal forces to protect the federal buildings. The president has repeatedly called for the restoration of law and order and has accused the media, through his famous tweets, of not reflecting the true situation in their reports.
However, far from being persuaded, the protesters have knocked down a fence in Portland using a variety of tools, including an electric saw to cut the chains and the bars, and tried to set the court on fire, as if they really wanted to provoke a reaction from the Feds.
They have also used rocks as projectiles, Molotov cocktails, fireworks, and physical violence against local agents and the Feds, in addition to repeatedly burning the U.S. flag and a Trump flag, according to the Daily Caller.
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) July 27, 2020
Looking at these video recordings, it really feels like a war zone and once again one wonders what is the intention behind these media outlets to lie to the people about the seriousness of these riots? Do they want the chaos to continue? Or is it just because President Trump has said he wants law and order that they must promote the opposite just to oppose what the president says?
You be the judge.