A story can be told in many different ways.

The Washington Post decided to tell the story of last night’s developments in Charlottesville, Va. with undertones of “overpolicing” and provocation.

There should be no confusion about the fact that police are in place to prevent the kind of destruction and property damage that Antifa protesters engage in with regularity.

And apparently, the media are now targets of their violence as well.

But those actions (even attacks on members of the press) were not enough to deter the Washington Post from publishing its overpolicing narrative.

Lines such as “many protesters called the police’s actions on Saturday a provocation” are precisely why Trump supporters have a distrust and dislike for much of the media.

And with video of the events available to everyone via social media, there really isn’t a need to have the Washington Post explain what happened.

One has to wonder why in this day of dying newspapers and the rise of personal media platforms, mainstream outlets continue to anger a large swath of the population by sympathizing with violent and destructive protesters.