More than a year after mass protests ripped through the nation, destroying businesses, homes and churches and doing an inestimable amount of damage on whole neighborhoods, the legacy media have discovered that not all anti-police protests are “mostly peaceful.”
That prescient insight comes a mere 10 months after Fox News reported, “Legitimate protests, message ‘hijacked by anarchists.’” In the story, which ran last August 18, Sgt. Brent Maxey of the Portland Police Bureau revealed nothing more than what network cameras and social media footage had long captured: Antifa rioters regularly pelted police with projectiles and tried to torch a federal courthouse during a spree of looting, vandalism, and violence that stretched on for months.
Again last August, the conservative publication Unherd.com reported on “How white radicals hijacked Portland’s protests.”
WaPo’s rude awakening about the nature of Portland’s “protests” also lagged significantly