Media outlets that defended this summer’s violent riots in major cities across America are now treating the riot at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday the way they should have treated all the riots.
To be clear: All of the riots this year were horrible and wrong. The one on Wednesday had the added distinction of taking place in and around the U.S. Capitol building.
The media, however, is reporting the violence on Wednesday completely differently than how they reported the violent riots that burned businesses and vehicles, attacked cops, and left cities in ruins.
One prime example comes from MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, who in late May stood in front of a burning building in Minneapolis, Minnesota and declared the riots were “mostly a protest.” The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo reported at the time:
“I wanna be clear on how I characterize this,” said Velshi, reporting live from Minneapolis. “This is mostly a protest, it is not, it