Deroy Murdock of the New Hampshire Union Leader explains what most Americans already knew – President Trump was right about what happened.
In a recent article Murdock wonders why everyone wasn’t outraged when other media outlets were saying the same things Trump was?
Murdock takes a little time to lay out several of the many instances of observers in Charlottesville pointing out the violence being carried out by BOTH sides.
Where was their anger when the ACLU described the situation as it unfolded? “Not sure who provoked first. Both sides were hitting each other at Justice Park before police arrived,” the ACLU of Virginia declared via Twitter on Saturday afternoon. The group identified both factions in a video of an open-air brawl on Charlottesville’s streets. “The guy on the ground is a Unite the Right protester. Those in black and red are #Antifa protesters,” referring to far-Left “anti-Fascist” thugs.
There was no angst when Reuters reported that “Many of the rally participants were seen carrying firearms, sticks and shields. Some also wore helmets. Counter-protesters likewise came equipped with sticks, helmets and shields.” Reuters correspondents Amanda Becker and Jeff Mason added, “The two sides clashed in scattered street brawls before a car plowed into the rally opponents, killing one woman and injuring 19 others.”
The fury was absent when NBC Nightly News’ Gabe Gutierrez explained that “witnesses say both sides came prepared for a fight.”
The Trumpophobes left their spleens unvented when the Associated Press published this headline atop one of its dispatches — “View from the street: Police stood by as adversaries fought.”
And there was no venom when Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas said: “We did have mutually combative individuals in the crowd.”
ABC-TV affiliate WRIC reported that police nabbed eight people tied to this melee. While some clearly were white-power extremists, others were anything but. These include Troy Dunigan, 21, of Tennessee. “He was arrested Saturday for throwing objects at ‘Nazi protesters,’ according to court documents.” Beth Foster, director of the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center, told NBC-TV’s Chattanooga affiliate WRBC that she knows Dunigan. “He is an anarchist and is part of an Antifa action to confront white supremacy, and that’s why he was in Charlottesville.”
CBS-TV station WTVR reported that, “Officials said Robert K. Litzenberger of Charlottesville was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after a state trooper witnessed Litzenberger spit on Jason Kessler,” who organized the white-nationalist rally.
Murdock, like many other Americans, is dumbfounded by the media’s outrage with Trump (for speaking truth) and their disinterest in the actual criminals who conducted the violent acts.
They’ve ignored the evil racist who killed a young woman, they’ve ignored the crimes of the violent leftists, and they’ve ignored the damage being done in cities and towns across the nation.
It’s media malpractice and a disgustingly willful ignorance.