AG Barr: The Media Is Lying To Americans About 'Peaceful' Protests
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Attorney General William Barr called out the media for promoting a false narrative to America about the riots and violence that have erupted in multiple Democrat-controlled cities.
In an interview with Fox News host Mark Levin on "Life, Liberty & Levin" the nation's top law enforcement official discussed the dishonest coverage of the Marxist-inspired Black Lives Matter and fascistic ANTIFA rioters and the big lie that they are "peaceful' protests.
With Portland under siege by well-funded, highly-organized communists and looters on the rampage in Chicago, Barr ripped a corrupt media that has acted as a de facto public relations agency for those who hate us for our freedoms.
According to AG Barr:
“They are projecting a narrative. When the word ‘narrative’ came into currency I knew we were in trouble, because the word narrative suggests that there’s no objective truth,"
"There’s no real story of what happened, it’s just everyone has their own narrative."
And that narrative is hatred of President Trump, capitalism and the Constitution itself and the media will continue to put out their deceptive propaganda even if the nation itself is destroyed in the process.
Partial transcript via Real Clear Politics:
"Their narrative -- they are projecting a narrative. When the word narrative came into currency, I knew we were in trouble, because the word narrative really suggests that there's no objective truth. There's no real story of what happened, it's just everyone has their own narrative.
And you get to then -- the press can justify presenting a story that doesn’t really correspond to objective truth, but it's our narrative. We have a narrative, you have a narrative.
I've been appalled at -- on this violence, because it's happening right out in the streets, anyone with eyes can see what's happening. They see the violence.
They see these groups of agitators in their black outfits and their helmets and their shields, which incidentally have the hammer and sickle on them most of the time, rushing the police, causing violence, throwing rocks. The people showing up with the rocks and frozen bottles.
That's happening. It's happening in front of people. You don’t see it on any of the national news, you don’t see it on the networks, you don’t see it on the other cable stations.
And yet you hear about these peaceful demonstrators. So it's just – it’s a lie. The American people are being told a lie by the media.
As you and I know, the First Amendment applied to every individual citizen. This was the day of the pamphlet and everyone's speech is the same. What we’re talking here about corporations, corporations that are in the media business. And there are a few of them, and they all pretty much toe the party line.
The difference in content in terms of the news reporting is all the same. I like it when Fox goes through some of the reporting each channel, how they use exactly the same phraseology and same talking points.
And that's what you see. It's become extremely monolithic, and it's wedded in many ways to the Democratic Party. It's a partisan press largely."
Attorney General Barr also drew a comparison between BLM-ANTIFA and the Russian Bolsheviks who became the communist party after overthrowing the government in 1917.
According to Barr:
"They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism, communism. They're essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic."
"The way the guerrilla...hides out among the people as a fish in the ocean...what they do is they are essentially shielding themselves or shrouding themselves in First Amendment activity," he explained. "They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves. That's where they swim. And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations and they and they provoke violence."
One hopes that mass arrests of the leaders are coming...