Corrupt Media Cover for Left-Wing Rioters, See ‘Peaceful’ Protests

Over the weekend, after several left-wing protests turned violent, the liberal media were true to form in covering up most of the violence, making sure to spin the events as “peaceful, by and large.” 

On the one-year anniversary of Louisville resident Breonna Taylor being killed in a late-night police raid gone horribly wrong, protests on Saturday night turned violent in some cases, especially in Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. On Fox & Friends Sunday, at 8:11 a.m. Eastern, co-host Will Cain recalled:

Riots breaking out across the country as thousands of people hit the streets to mark one year since Breonna Taylor’s death. In Seattle, police used pepper spray on crowds and arrested 13 people on charges including assaulting an officer. In Los Angeles, demonstrators were seen smashing the hood of a police cruiser. The car accelerated and reportedly ran over protesters. And in Louisville, police declared unlawful assembly after armed protesters blocked the road and forced motorists to turn around.

Over on NBC Today, at almost the same time, the account of events couldn’t have been much different as co-host Willie Geist put a more positive spin on the weekend’s events as he recalled:

 

 

Vigils were held across the country on Saturday to remember Breonna Taylor on the one-year anniversary of her death. Saturday’s remembrances were peaceful, by and large. In Louisville, some protesters who would not leave were arrested after police declared an unlawful assembly. Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville police in a botched raid on her apartment on March 13 of last year. No officers were charged in connection with her death.

On the same morning’s Good Morning America, ABC correspondent Faith Abubey was also also portrayed the events as “peaceful” in most places, suggesting that violence in Los Angeles was an exception:

Overnight, a demonstration in Los Angeles marking the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death turning violent. Watch as two demonstrators climb on the hood of a police car as the officer speeds away. These images as stark contrast to the peaceful protests seen across the country from Portland to Louisville.

And on Monday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Tony Dokoupil also read a brief that understated the weekend’s violence:

Protesters filled the streets nationwide yesterday to remember Breonna Taylor on the one-year anniversary of her death. A handful of them climbing on the hood of a police cruiser in Hollywood — on Saturday, rather. L.A. police arrested 11 people, and they tell us that three officers were hurt. At least 400 people marched through Louisville — Taylor’s hometown — to demand justice for the 26-year-old EMT who was killed during a botched police raid 

As Fox News ran several reports on Sunday, correspondent Charles Watson delivered a full report recounting such riotous actions as smashing business windows and throwing rocks at police officers.

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Transcripts follow:

NBC

Sunday Today

March 14, 2021

8:08 a.m. Eastern

WILLIE GEIST: Vigils were held across the country on Saturday to remember Breonna Taylor on the one-year anniversary of her death. Saturday’s remembrances were peaceful, by and large. In Louisville, some protesters who would not leave were arrested after police declared an unlawful assembly. Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville police in a botched raid on her apartment on March 13 of last year. No officers were charged in connection with her death.

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Fox & Friends Sunday

March 14, 2021

8:11 a.m.

WILL CAIN: Riots breaking out across the country as thousands of people hit the streets to mark one year since Breonna Taylor’s death. In Seattle, police used pepper spray on crowds and arrested 13 people on charges including assaulting an officer. In Los Angeles, demonstrators were seen smashing the hood of a police cruiser. The car accelerated and reportedly ran over protesters. And in Louisville, police declared unlawful assembly after armed protesters blocked the road and forced motorists to turn around.

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ABC

Good Morning America

March 14, 2021

8:32 a.m.

FAITH ABUBEY: Overnight, a demonstration in Los Angeles marking the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death turning violent. Watch as two demonstrators climb on the hood of a police car as the officer speeds away. These images as stark contrast to the peaceful protests seen across the country from Portland to Louisville. The familiar rallying cry echoing through the streets. The movement sparked by the 26-year-old’s death still honoring her legacy fighting for justice they say still hasn’t come. … It was March 13, 2020, when Louisville police officers broke down Taylor’s apartment door in a botched raid. Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, jumped out of bed in a frenzy and were met with a barrage of bullets. The young EMT did not survive, her mother telling ABC time hasn’t healed her wounds.

TAMIKA PALMER, MOTHER OF BREONNA TAYLOR: They committed a crime, and they should be held accountable for it.

ABUBEY: Since Taylor’s death, the city of Louisville has passed Taylor’s Law banning no-knock warrants. The police department also making several changes, but not one of the three police officers has been charged in Taylor’s death. The Kentucky state attorney general has said the police officers’ use of deadly force that night was justified, but Taylor’s supporters not giving up.

TAMIKA MALLORY, LIBERAL ACTIVIST: We are here to fight to make sure that it does not happen to you tonight.

ABUBEY: Breonna’s boyfriend suing the Louisville police department and the officers involved in the deadly shooting. … Since her death, Taylor’s name is now synonymous with the “protect black women” movement. Activists across the country making sure the world won’t forget her name.

BENJAMIN CRUMP, CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY:  It’s a good day for the DOJ to come and arrest the cops who killed Breonna.

ABUBEY: And president Biden tweeted his support for Breonna Taylor’s family yesterday during that anniversary adding that he’s committed to passing police reform.

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Fox News Live

March 14, 2021

12:38 p.m.

ARTHELLE NEVILLE: What you’re seeing here is some rioters using the date to sow chaos on the West Coast with some protesters seen smashing store windows in Las Angeles while crowds in Seattle and Portland also face off with officers. Let’s go to Charles Watson, who’s live with us now covering all of this.

CHARLES WATSON: As you mentioned numerous arrests were made as police in Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland clashed with protesters who were marking the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death at the hands of Louisville police officers. By and large, demonstrations started off peacefully with hundreds of people in Louisville and other cities marching in the streets, but, by nightfall, chaos erupted in the streets of West Coast cities like L.A. where some demonstrators were seen smashing store windows, others throwing rocks at police officers in riot gear.

You even see protesters in a video posted to social media jumping on top of a police cruiser as it sped away near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Further north, the Seattle Police Department said it had made more than a dozen arrests since protesters there confronted officers, some allegedly smashing windows and grafittiing property. At one point, officers are seen spraying protesters with what appears to be an eye irritant as the two sides get into a physical confrontation.

A similar situation in Portland last night where Breonna Taylor protests started off largely peaceful but descended into chaos. Overnight, police are seen physically some protesters there after some officers repeatedly tried to disperse the crowd. This following protesters one night earlier that saw police detain 100 people and made 13 arrests after demonstrators allegedly began vandalizing property

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CBS This Morning

March 15, 2021

7:19 a.m.

TONY DOKOUPIL: Protesters filled the streets nationwide yesterday to remember Breonna Taylor on the one-year anniversary of her death. A handful of them climbing on the hood of a police cruiser in Hollywood — on Saturday, rather. L.A. police arrested 11 people, and they tell us that three officers were hurt. At least 400 people marched through Louisville — Taylor’s hometown — to demand justice for the 26-year-old EMT who was killed during a botched police raid 

Three officers involved in the investigation that ended in Taylor’s death have been fired, but none have been charged with her death. One of them — Brett Hankison — pleaded not guilty to charges of endangering Taylor’s neighbors.

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