Skip to comments.The Reliably Racist Cherry-Picking of the Word “Riot”
Posted on 06/01/2020 6:11:17 AM PDT by artichokegrower
s Minneapolis burns and President Trump fans the flames with tweets so incendiary that Twitter slapped warning labels on them, reporters and editors have rightly called out his racist rhetoric, all the while using coded language of another kind. From rioters to looters, newsrooms across the country are turning to headlines and tropes historically used to single out and vilify communities of color protesting police brutality.
(Excerpt) Read more at motherjones.com ...
FROM OBAMA IN 2015:
A handful of criminals and thugs who tore up the place, were the words Obama used to describe the perpetrators of the violent behavior.
Speaking at the White House on April 28, 2015, a day after the rioting erupted, he said there was no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday.
When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, theyre not protesting, theyre not making a statement theyre stealing, Obama said. When they burn down a building, theyre committing arson. And theyre destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities that rob jobs and opportunity from people in that area.
That is not a protest. That is not a statement, he said. Its people a handful of people taking advantage of a situation for their own purposes, and they need to be treated as criminals.
Calls them THUGS and says they’re not protestors they’re criminals.
What you say not Mother Jones???????????????????
The offices of a Progressive newspaper in Raleigh were vandalized in the last couple days. They seemed surprised that something like that could happen to such a woke operation. The naivety is astounding.
In the end this is a BiG TIME losing side for the communists. Do you think the majority of voters in swing states are offended at the word RIOTERS, or do you think they are disgusted with the lying media calling them protestors?
November can’t come fast enough.
Riot vs. rebellion/uprising is all in the eye of the beholder. This country was founded on acts of vandalism and property destruction, Genetta Adams, The Roots managing editor, tells me. See the Boston Tea Party. This was a fight for liberty and freedom. Who decides what these acts are called? Unfortunately, today, all too often its all-white or majority-white newsrooms.
No one was hurt, and aside from the destruction of the tea and a padlock, no property was damaged or looted during the Boston Tea Party. The participants reportedly swept the ships decks clean before they left.
In June of 1774, George Washington wrote: the cause of Boston ever will be considered as the cause of America. But his personal views of the event were far different. He voiced strong disapproval of their conduct in destroying the Tea and claimed Bostonians were mad. Washington, like many other elites, held private property to be sacrosanct.
<>Benjamin Franklin insisted the British East India Company be reimbursed for the lost tea and even offered to pay for it himself.
>>used to single out and vilify communities of color protesting police brutality.
Auntie Fascists are white and deserve to be shot by the authorities for instigating violent riots and arson.
“police brutality” is a convenient cover. They’d riot for Occupy or WTO or Global Warming to support the Iranian government.
>>What you say not Mother Jones???????????????????
Stalinists lie. Always
The only “handful of protesters” I see are the ones trying to calm down the crowd and prevent looting, the vast majority are either participating in or encouraging lawlessness ...
I thought the RIGHT WING, CRACKER, GUN TOATING, INBRED, NAZI conservative were the people to be so feared. Seems the socialist, moronic, uneducated, lemmings are proving different.
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