After many weeks of violence in American cities, those who have been paying attention to how the mainstream media cover the stories know that âmostly peaceful protestsâ has become a journalistic cliche that they keep using.
Now, as the Washington Post has demonstrated, theyâre also searching for creative ways to avoid describing whatâs actually going on:
After 100 days of demonstrations, more radical protest tactics are likely here to stay https://t.co/vIbkhI40Bn
â The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 5, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. leads off the hammering of the âradical protest tacticsâ hackery:
â Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 5, 2020
Some âjournalistsâ sure are forcing themselves to get creative to try and run cover for whatâs actually going on:
Its called R I O T I N G.
â Pathofmostresistance (@Pathofmostresi1) September 5, 2020
âRadical protest tacticsâ?
You mean RIOTING? https://t.co/ciwP96HrGy
â Toothpick Vic (@Toothpick_Vic76) September 5, 2020
"Radical protest tactics" is newspeak for Riots. https://t.co/qVSxXR9Cop
â Kim Priestap đşđ¸ 1A #2A #MolonLabe (@kimpriestap) September 5, 2020
Letâs help these morons say the R word. RâŚRâŚ RIOTS!! https://t.co/noLUSsgV7v
â Doc Kennedy (@DocKennedyLive) September 5, 2020
So you mean riots? https://t.co/CJu92zyfxP
â Harley Kesselman (@harleykesselman) September 5, 2020
You mean "riots" and "arson" and "assault?"
â thebradfordfileâ˘ (@thebradfordfile) September 5, 2020
*rioting is https://t.co/s11p1tft6o
â I did not and will not vote for him. Calm down. (@jtLOL) September 5, 2020
âDemonstrationsâ and âradical protest tacticsâ are euphemisms for âriotsâ â and theyâre killing journalistsâ credibility by the minute. https://t.co/gLmjIL2iwd
â ChristineTatum (@ChristineTatum) September 5, 2020
Call them what they are. Theyâre riots.
â amerasian brat (@amerasianbrat) September 5, 2020
I've not seen any radical protestingâŚbut I've seen plenty of Marxist backed rioting and looting
â Andy Brad (@AndrewB77058256) September 5, 2020
100 days of violent riots
â Christine đşđ¸ (@Christi59792230) September 5, 2020
There, âfixed it for you,â WaPo.
â .đ.BadaisĂ¨ (@_A_Badaise) September 5, 2020
That was fairly nauseating.