Seriously Jake, this was not going to become a good result for you.
Jake Tapper decided that it would deliver a rebuke to the GOP to post a story from Reuters declaring that ”about half” of Republicans view the riot in the Capitol in January as largely a non-violent protest.
Reuters: 3 months after MAGA mob stormed the Capitol to try to overturn his Nov. election loss, “about half of Republicans believe the siege was largely a non-violent protest or was the handiwork of left-wing activists “trying to make Trump look bad.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 5, 2021
This…this sounds familiar. We are not sure exactly, but this type of reframing of violent events into a more tranquil and loving atmosphere strikes us as being something we might have heard before. Rather recently, in fact.
A lot more non-violent than the “mostly peaceful” riots held all last summer that you missed.
— THE Velvet (@TMIWITW) April 5, 2021
Remember the "mostly peaceful" line/lie about the nationwide riots in in 2020? Pepperidge Farms remembers & so do most conservatives, some of whom are following the same logic.
There were thousands & thousands of people there, only a few hundred at most got violent (inexcusably)
— A.B. Sak (@ABSaks) April 5, 2021
Oh, right. Now, how exactly does CNN take the position of condescension on such matters when it was just over 6 months ago when we saw this very practice employed on their own network?
This tracks with coverage of burning buildings and deaths during George Floyd riots being called “mostly peaceful” — by your own network.
Not sure what your complaint is about, to be perfectly honest. https://t.co/zKeY7xr7qW
— Brad Slager- AKA 'Brad Eagle', formerly 'The Crow' (@MartiniShark) April 5, 2021
By CNN’s own editorial standards it was extremely peaceful pic.twitter.com/DoW0qiv4av
— Brother Seamus (@WaynePelota) April 5, 2021
Annnnnnd, just for the completists out there, we also have MSNBC’s Ali Velshi making a similar mentally impacted assessment.
But sure, those dastardly Republicans are making the same type of judgment on violence, and it is completely totally entirely consummately unacceptable, and junk.
Where on Earth did these people learn this type of thinking?!?!