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Charlotte, NC – Across the country, violence continues to take place in the wake of the George Floyd death. Instead of hearing Floyd’s name across the news media consistently, we are instead hearing a completely different story. Complete silence.
The mainstream media continues to ignore the violence. Over the weekend, major issues happened in Portland and Chicago yet again. People were shot, businesses looted, and people arrested. How much coverage did those events receive? None by MSNBC and just a mere 3 minutes by CNN.
The media continues to take the position that they can simply ignore these rioters and looters as it really does not matter. After all, they have positioned these people as “peaceful protestors” and that they would never be responsible for such violence.
There are even reports that the “Occupy” movement is back with another effort to place the White House under siege. How much coverage did that receive? None that I have witnessed. It seems they are content to ignore the information.
As they ignore the events, it continues to allow these groups to grow stronger and more brazen in their actions. Take for example the events in Chicago over the weekend. One of the Black Lives Matter organizers said that the looting was not a crime, it was simply reparation.
Ariel Atkins, the organizer, said, “That’s a reparation. Anything they want to take, take it because these businesses have insurance.” The Democrats and the media are complacent in these actions, continuing to let them happen.
Perhaps the idea is if they simply ignore them, they will go away. That’s the left-wing way it seems. Perhaps if we ignore them, they will simply stop bugging us and not be an issue.
It’s not ignoring them, but it is that they have served their purpose. They were useful to the Democrats and the media when they needed to push division and a narrative against President Trump. Now, they do not have much benefit. They are simply there if needed.
This is easily seen in the events in Portland. Do you remember when they said the city would calm down after federal officers left? President Trump was the cause of the violence in the city, because he sent those federal officers. That’s the narrative the media ran with.
After the agreement was reached to remove those officers, immediately we saw headlines like this one from The Washington Post, describing the calm that came over the city after those officers left. It helped them push their narrative against Trump, but the violence is still there.
The violence simply cannot be ignored like the media and Democrats want to treat it. These groups are going to grow stronger and it is going to be more difficult to stop their assault on innocent businesses. The truth is, they simply do not care.
Black lives only matter to Democrats and the media if it can push a narrative. They have no interest in Black Lives Matter right now, because they have no point to push against Trump. If we give them a few weeks, I’m sure they will find a use for BLM again. Until then, the left will just sit back and ignore them.
JD Washington is the Editor-in-Chief at The Liberty Loft and host of The JD Washington Show. Be sure to subscribe to The Liberty Loft’s daily newsletter. If you enjoy our content, please consider donating to support The Liberty Loft so we can continue to deliver great content.