The mainstream media all summer long categorized the nationwide protests and riots as “peaceful” and “necessary,” even when standing in front of burned out buildings. Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris joined the hypocritical chorus by alleging there was a double standard in how law enforcement responded to the violence on Capitol Hill:
Biden erroneously claimed Black Lives Matter protesters would have been treated differently than the pro-Trump mob (intermingled with at least one radical leftist). As did Harris, who lied about police unleashing tear gas on peaceful protesters over the summer.
Five people died on the Capitol grounds on Wednesday, including 35-year-old far-right conspiracy theorist and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt after being shot in the neck by a Capitol Police officer and 42-year-old Capitol Police officer and Iraq War veteran Brian Sicknick after being mortally wounded by a blow to the head with a fire extinguisher.
The officer who fatally shot Babbitt is on leave while the shooting is investigated.
Twenty-four people died in the first two months after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Here’s how the media portrayed the nationwide riots then:
Numerous businesses in cities across the country were destroyed over the summer as well.