We realize that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would like everyone to think that the “small, fringe minority” of Canadians participating in the anti-mandate protests are racists and Islamophobes and transphobes, but we didn’t expect NPR to take a break from carrying water for the Democratic Party here in the U.S. to try to give him a hand. NPR found one national security expert who claims extremist groups are at the core of the Freedom Convoy.
Hate symbols and anti-Semitic writings have been seen at the trucker protest disrupting Ottawa's city center. One national security expert says extremist groups are at the core of the movement.https://t.co/i4TiRAqf0Q
— NPR (@NPR) February 10, 2022
Just as an aside, we’d like to note that the bouncy castles are back at the forefront of this “nationwide insurrection”:
The bouncy castles are back.
— Mackenzie Gray (@Gray_Mackenzie) February 12, 2022
— John Drummond (@johndrummond88) February 12, 2022
So who is NPR’s national security expert? It’s Stephanie Carvin. “Carvin reports groups with conspiratorial beliefs, anti-government and bigoted views have been trying for years to organize a convoy, but vaccine mandates helped to finally give their plan enough momentum in Ottawa.”
“One national security expert.” One.
— Daniel Lee (@granitesentry) February 10, 2022
— Ben Bradshaw (@BBontheRadio) February 10, 2022
This is misinformation
— ColdFoam (@coldfoam_) February 11, 2022
Where’s the fact check?🤔
— MadConsumerGFY (@MadMdcooks) February 10, 2022
So, you saw CNN spinning fake news narratives, saw their ratings plunge, and thought, 'We should do that?'
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) February 12, 2022
"Trust us, this time it's for real"
— Locust Furnace (@Earth_Furnace) February 11, 2022
Another out of touch take by NPR
— forward energy (@tesslaenergy) February 10, 2022
Nice cherry picked photo. Those folks with flags like this were confronted by the protesters and asked to leave. Not at all representative of what is happening there. These are working class people trying to protect their bodies, children and livelihood.
— Travis HONK Bitckle (@bitckle) February 11, 2022
NPR using a photo of a provocateur (rejected by protestors) from 2 weeks ago because they have nothing new to slander the protesters with.
— Solidarity ☭ 🦺 (@Karlmarxhd) February 11, 2022
that photo is literally of him leaving after being publicly shamed.
— Brook Hines🌼pandemic of regulatory capture (@nashville_brook) February 11, 2022
Wow that sounds so totally credible you guys, congrats on the awesome journalisming!
— Ramon Berenguer VI (@ComteBerenguer) February 11, 2022
Imagine believing that for real though
— The Ultimate Resource Warrior (@TheDangerman061) February 11, 2022
Well one national security expert is wrong, but you bought it I see.
— Reagan Democrat (@SWayneMartin) February 11, 2022
They don't report the news.
They report what they want everyone to believe.
Such a disgrace.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) February 12, 2022
Quantify it, identify who it is or screw off, National Pravda Radio
— Kyle Becker 🚚🚜🐎 (@kylenabecker) February 12, 2022
Third pure propaganda piece from NPR today. They're in full on attack mode today.
— Dan (@DanSilverAg) February 10, 2022
That polling must have been REALLY BAD
— Average Honkey (@AvgHonkey) February 10, 2022
Are you still talking about yellow emoji’s?
— CrazyOldCatGuy (@StripperFundASM) February 11, 2022
Choosing those says a lot about your white privilege.
NPR: Academics argue white people using the yellow thumbs-up emoji ‘signals a lack of awareness about white privilege’ https://t.co/El0qscRuui
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 9, 2022