NewsBusters Podcast: 'Mostly Peaceful' Riot at DNC HQ Threatening Democrats?

November 17th, 2023 10:21 PM

On Wednesday night, a mob of about 150 pro-Hamas protesters -- "ceasefire advocates" -- blocked the entrances and exits at the Democratic National Committee HQ in DC. Then it got violent, with six police officers and about 90 protesters saying they were injured. The networks and The Washington Post hated this story, and tried to suppress it, and act "fair and balanced," unlike January 6. 


"This rattled me more than January 6th (attack) did," Rep. Debbie Dingell told The Detroit News, as about 10 members of Congress were detained inside for about an hour. "I was scared. Someone is going to get hurt at one of these things. They can get out of control."

But you couldn't find this story anywhere on the (large) Washington Post homepage on Thursday, and the official Twitter page of the Post never mentioned it. They reported a story...if you searched for it. On Friday, it appeared not on the front page of the paper, but on B-1, the front page of the Metro section. The headline was bland: "Protesters, police at odds over clash at DNC."

Meanwhile, the front page began with George Santos not running for Congress again, and then down below, two negative stories about Trump and the Republican Party.

The networks acknowledged the "clash" on Thursday morning, but also treated the violent protesters as just as plausible and as moral as the Capitol Police. On Thursday night's PBS NewsHour, they let the leftists claim "police initiated the confrontation." Um, you blocked all the entrances and exits and banged on the windows. They didn't initiate the confrontation. They responded to it. 

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