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How Mainstream Media Helps The Republicans Lie To The People - Part 10 (Making A Few Bad Apples Seem Like The Whole Apple Grove)


3. How Mainstream Media Helps The Republicans Lie To The People - Part 9 (Promoting A Fundamentalist Domestic Terror Group)

Moment of Zen: The Condemnologists 

Media Matters: A right-wing echo chamber amplified a tiny, insensitive protest into a “crowd” screaming death wishes 

News outlets disproportionately focus on “we hope they die” comment against police from approximately five individuals

After two deputies were shot in an ambush in Compton, California, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) tweeted that protesters were blocking the entrance to the emergency room and yelling, “We hope they die.” LASD’s tweet was amplified by right-wing media figures and spread to mainstream media, with some using the incident to criticize ongoing nationwide protests against police violence even though the number of protesters on the scene appeared to be in the single digits.

The story gained additional media attention after sheriff’s deputies outside the hospital arrested KPCC and LAist reporter Josie Huang. On Twitter, LASD falsely alleged that Huang did not identify herself as a journalist, though video she recorded shows Huang identifying herself as press “at least five separate times,” in addition to a lanyard displaying her credentials, while deputies apparently tried to destroy the footage by stepping on her phone. Huang was reportedly released from custody with a citation for obstruction, “visible bruises and scrapes, a sore shoulder and a blackened eye.” 

NBC’s Today covered the sheriff’s department’s claim that “a small group of protesters arrived chanting, ‘Death to cops,’” and a screenshot of the protesters shows an extremely small group surrounded by law enforcement. An additional video of the incident raises further doubt that the small group of individuals actually blocked anything or led any chants, although one person does say “I hope they die.” 

Despite the tiny number of protesters, the incident was deemed worthy of coverage across multiple segments on CNN and MSNBC since the LASD’s tweet early Sunday morning. Suggesting the sensationalism at play, “We hope they die” was also a TMZ headline.  

In one cable news segment, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough suggested that all “25 million peaceful protesters” who support the Black Lives Matter movement had to answer for the insensitive comments of these few individuals. 

CNN’s Josh Campbell reported that “authorities say that some in the crowd were chanting some disparaging things about the deputies, including indications that they wanted them to die,” and that  “a small group that we saw on video that appeared to be blocking the entrance,” before moving on to cover LASD misleading the public on Huang’s arrest.


Several print outlets also lent credence to the overhyped police claim. The Wall Street Journal headlined an editorial with the offensive quote, denouncing the “cultural poison nurtured by the left-wing anti-police movement sweeping the country.” The Los Angeles Times editorial board included the anecdote in an editorial calling for peace. USA Today also credulously included LASD’s tweet in a report on the shooting, even though the same article later acknowledged that video from LAist showed the sheriff’s department had lied about its arrest of Huang. 


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  • How Mainstream Media Helps The Republicans Lie To The People - Part 3
  • How Mainstream Media Helps The Republicans Lie To The People - Part 2
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  • John Oliver Scoops Mainstream Media By Showing How Fox News Controls Trump's Words & Actions On Coronavirus
  • Media Fear Offending Right Wing America While The Right Assaults Facts & Everyone Who Doesn't Agree With Them (Certainly Explains The Covid 19 Fallout)
  • Media Matters: NY Times Shouldn't Treat Matters Of Facts As Opinions, And Opinions Shouldn’t Be Treated As Matters Of Fact
  • Washington Post & NY Times Buried The Lead - And The Facts - With A Pro-Republican Lies Push On A Coronavirus Bill
  • CNN Buries The Lead - And The Facts - With A Pro-Republican Push (Does CNN Or Its Parent Company Get Money From This Stimulus Bill?)
  • NY Times Has Proven Its Biased Against Bernie Sanders And Thus Not A Real News Organization
  • NY Times Helps Trump Lie About Obama Concerning Coronavirus Response
  • Chris Mathews, A Useless Newsman/Journalist Has Left NBC/MSNBC, Thank God!
  • Media Fail To Inform The Public That Trump Fired The Infectious Diseases Experts In Place To Protect The United States Of America... To Save Money For Golf Or To Make The Government Smaller
  • Mainstream Media Is Markedly Pro-Right Wing Lies - Part 2
  • The Phenomenon Of The Muslim Narrative In America Part 2
  • Bernie Sanders’ Rise Prompts Media Meltdown, Establishment Panic: A Closer Look
  • Mainstream Media Is Completely Failing In Covering The Enormity & Context Of Trump's State Of The Union Speech
  • Obama Notices The GOP Are Like Nazis And Warns Us About Being Complacent (& Media Completely Ignores Obama's Warning!)
  • We Know That Most People Only Read Headlines So Is Mainstream Media Being Incredibly Stupid Or Are They Intentionally Pushing Untruths?
  • CNN's "Civility" Argument Shows CNN Anchors/Hosts Can't Put Facts In Context Of What's Going On!
  • CNN Hires A Well Known And Proven Liar To EDIT The News In Secret (i.e. No Disclaimer On Anything Edited By Her!)
  • War Based Money Con: Chuck Todd Of Meet The Press Promoted Pro-Iran War Views By Hosting A Lobbyist/Briber Without Disclosing That He Was Doing That And Helped The Guys Companies Stock Go Up!
  • BREAKING: Corporate Media Is Helping The GOP With Their Lies On Iran The Way They Did With Iraq
  • CNN's "Editor At Large" (Chris Cillizza) Lies About And Frames Elizabeth Warren! What's That About And Who's Paying/Influencing Him To Do It? DNC/Biden?
  • Media Uselessness Example: Ignoring Historical Context To Explain The Trump VS Lincoln Poll Of Republicans
  • Moment Of Zen: Fox News Was Designed To Protect A Republican President From The Constitution!
  • The Many Times The Washington Post Has Betrayed The Public's Trust
  • Mainstream Media Is Markedly Pro-Right Wing Lies
  • Media Uselessness Example: Corporate Media Gives Steve King A Pass On White Supremacism
  • Here Is Chuck Todd Skewing Viewers Perceptions With A Pro-Republican Piece Using NBC's Meet The Press
  • The Coast Guard Domestic Terrorist Is Just The Latest Right Wing Terrorist Enabled By Media Silence On Fox News Incendiary Rhetoric
  • Why Do News Outlets Bring On Non-Scientists To Argue Against Science?
  • Examples Of How The "Fact Based" News Media Distorts Public Perception Of Truth Because Of Unusually Bad And/Or Incompetent Journalism
  • As Fox News Launches Fox Nation, I Would Like To Note That Mainstream Media Lets Fox Lie Unchallenged And Don't Fight Fox To Dominate The Ratings By Suppressing Their Lies... Thus Fox Has Been #1 For Decades. "Fact" Based Media Has Enabled Right Wing Hate & Are Thus A Threat To National Security!
  • BREAKING: Fox News Is The Real President
  • Don't Let Chuck Todd Fool Ya. The GOP Really Is Very Very Bad
  • Chuck Todd: Spreading Lies By Sanitizing Right Wing Nuts Talking Points
  • The Last GOP Bill Condemned 28,600 Americans To Death (Approx), Media Ignores Story
  • Trump's Terrorist Attack On the Press (With Fox News Support)
  • Fox News Has Literally Been Created For Obstruction Of Justice (i.e. Choosing Party Over Country Is What They Are All About)
  • The Ultimate Proofs That Fox News Is Basically Just A Group Of White Supremacists/Nationalists/Nazis
  • The Infowars Style Group Of Hate & Violence Mongers, Include Fox News & Fox Business!
  • Fox News Is A MAINSTREAM Fearmongering Media Channel Mistakenly Labelled Real News Followed By A Bunch Of Sheep Who Don't/Can't See The Con!
  • Media: How The "Left" Enables GOP Tyranny - The Southern Strategy By The GOP Created Modern Politics But They Continuously Get Away With It!
  • Media: How The "Left" Enables GOP Tyranny: The Paul Ryan Example, i.e. "Paul Ryan Is A Bad Person", So Why Won't The Media Tell The American People?
  • The Main Political Commentators At Fox News & Alex Jones (Infowars) Are Now Joined At The Hip
  • How Media Enables The GOP's Southern Strategy: The Puerto Rico & Hurricane Maria Example
  • NRA, Infowars, Fox News, Breitbart And Sinclair Function As A Terrorist Propaganda Wing Of The GOP That Seeks To Build Hate & Muddy The Waters (Kinda Like State TV)
  • Note - Gerrymandering Is A Subset Of "Rigging Elections" Or "Election Fraud", An Important Aspect That Gets Left Out Of Media Coverage
  • Fox News - And Right Wing Media - Is Nothing More Than A Conspiracy & Nazi-Style Propaganda Ring
  • Media: How The "Left" Enables GOP Tyranny - Making Russia Seem Worse Than The GOP (& How Russia & The Right-Wing/GOP Are Really In A Symbiotic Relationship!)
  • Media: How The "Left" Enables GOP Tyranny - The Ongoing Iraq War Lies Coverup By Richard Engel & NBC
  • The Right Wing Are Basically Terrorists Or "Terrorist Creators" (Alt Right Terrorists Is The Politically Correct Term)
  • The Last GOP Bill Condemned 28,600 Americans To Death (Approx), Media Ignores Story (Choosing Politeness Over Saving Lives?)
  • The Liars & Bullshitters Of The Iraq War (Such As John Bolton) Are Still Treated With Respect By Mainstream Media (Despite Being Constantly Wrong... Its Like Being Respectful To Nazis Because They Are Americans)
  • FLASHBACK: The Tea Party Wasn't Authentic Because Outside Groups (Fox News & The Kochs) Created, Organized And Spread It
  • Outlining The Kochs Treasonous Agenda: Proofs That The Koch Brothers OWN The Right Wing & Thus The GOP Could Be Renamed "KOCH"
  • NBC/MSNBC's Hidden Role As "The Rights, Left"
  • CNN's Model For Reporting & Journalism Has A Problem With Conveying The Whole Truth Based On Facts To Its Viewers Because Of Its "Both Sides" Format That Places Outright Lies On the Same Footing With Facts On Their "Facts First" Apple-Banana Channel
  • An Introduction To, & Overview Of, The Mainstream Corporate Media
  • FCC's Anti-Constitutional Push Under Trump To Cut Of Net Neutrality To Increase Authoritarianism
  • BREAKING... The Misunderstood Economy: What Counts and How to Count It OR Real Economics VS Fake Economics: How The Kochs Are Destroying America By Attacking Its Societal Structures In Favor Of Social Darwinism Or "Survival Of The Fittest"
  • Trump's America: The GOP Sentences At Least 15,000 To 17,000 Americans To Death EVERY YEAR! (i.e. The Effects Of 13 Million Uninsured)
  • How "Liberal" Media Helps The GOP With It's Fake Healthcare (More Examples Of The Corporate Media's Coverups)
  • Corporate Media's Iraq War Coverup: Incontrovertible Proof Of Network News & The Beltway Media Covering Facts About The Iraq War For Their GOP Masters

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