The attitude of much of the media in which they display amazing tolerance for leftist rioting versus their sudden extreme antipathy towards the recent riots at the Capitol has been visually illustrated by author James Lindsay in his Thursday tweet. Lindsay contrasted the headlines of Vox writer German Lopez on the topics of riots which showed a most definite and convenient change in attitude from 2016 to now.
— James Lindsay, king of your mom (@ConceptualJames) January 7, 2021
Here is the law and order crackdown article by Lopez on Wednesday which proclaimed “Every person who forced their way into the Capitol should be arrested:”
If America wants to prevent another event like Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol in Washington, DC, officials should make all efforts possible to arrest and prosecute every single person involved in the violent protests — events that some branded as an attempted coup by President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Contrast that with the German Lopez of September 22, 2016 who was oh so tolerant of leftist rioting as you can see in his title, “Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary — but can lead to serious social reforms:”
Riots are the culmination of these underlying issues. They might be catalyzed by one particular cause — such as a police shooting — but they’re also the result of long-held angers — broader police abuse, residential segregation, economic inequality, and racial tensions, generally, in America.
What’s more, riots can lead to serious attention and change.
…But riots don’t just lead to more attention — other urban upheavals in the 1960s and 1990s led to real reforms in local police departments and governments, and the Justice Department is now pushing the Baltimore Police Department into reform following its investigation.
Hypocrisy, thy name is German Lopez.