As Twitchy noted Friday, some reporters are having trouble using the “r-word” to describe what’s been happening in cities like Portland following the election of Donald Trump.
The thing is, once the police decide they’ve had enough of thugs throwing burning projectiles at them and declare a riot, it’s OK to call it a riot in news reports as well. To begin with a visual aid, here’s a ready example of a “rioter” engaging in “vandalism.”
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 12, 2016
It turns out there were quite a few more vandals doing their thing, and ABC News caught some of it on camera.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 11, 2016
Congrats on your 2nd term Mr. President. https://t.co/chPj5mqJeb
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 12, 2016
Yep. As hard as the media tried the last week of October to plant the idea that Trump supporters would resort to violence once he met his certain humiliation at the polls, it’s going to be tough for the pundits to spin away this mess, especially after the media began to “normalize” riots and, in at least once case, entirely misrepresent a desire to burn down the Milwaukee suburbs as a call for peace.
@redsteeze With this kind of legacy, he's probably thinking Trump can't get in there fast enough.
— Philly (@mrlouvega) November 12, 2016
@redsteeze Imagine what they'll do when Ted Cruz replaces Ginsburg on Supreme Court.
— Jason (@jasonhsv) November 12, 2016
I don't think that's protected under the Bill of Rights. https://t.co/pgpnOHCXiR
— Jason C. (@CounterMoonbat) November 12, 2016
@CounterMoonbat I don't blame them, Oregon is a known GOP stronghold.
— Herk Driver (@G130J) November 12, 2016
— GOPrexit 2016 (@libertariantina) November 12, 2016