What is going on at NBC? I mean, seriously, in the Trump era, the liberal media never ceases to amaze with their abject stupidity. At the same time, it’s amazingly entertaining, like watching MSNBC host Ali Velshi say that the Minneapolis riots were “not generally speaking unruly” as a building is engulfed in flames behind him.
The police station in the third precinct in Minneapolis was abandoned, overrun by rioters, and set ablaze. The National Guard has been activated, though only 500 troops which definitely isn’t enough from what we are seeing right now. The police and firefighters have been reportedly ordered to stand down as rioters are burning and looting the city. It’s total chaos, and to play linguistic gymnastics like this is just so typical of the liberal media who have to toe the line in the political correctness department.
Craig Melvin tweeted, “This will guide our reporting in MN. “While the situation on the ground in Minneapolis is fluid, and there has been violence, it is most accurate at this time to describe what is happening there as ‘protests--not riots.’”
Craig, the National Guard is not deployed for protests. Let’s try and get a grip here. Our own Julio Rosas is on the ground in Minneapolis right now. He was near the police headquarters before it was overrun by rioters. He’s covered multiple protests, some with very hostile crowds, and he’s never seen anything like what he’s experiencing in Minneapolis.
Still, Velshi standing there saying “this is mostly a protest” is the ‘this is fine’ dog meme brought to life.
I mean, the photo says it all, folks. Minneapolis is awash with looting, anarchy, and fires everywhere, but it’s “not generally speaking unruly.”
This is the mainstream news media in 2020.