They may be other really bad headlines on the riots in Louisville tonight, but this one by Reuters has to be near the top of the list:
Demonstrations in Louisville wore on past nightfall in defiance of a 9 p.m. curfew and remained mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protesters and heavily armed police https://t.co/lvEd2XalpJ pic.twitter.com/L8GrPNrwCg
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2020
The first major problem with this headline is they say the ‘demonstrations’ after nightfall remained ‘mostly peaceful’ until gunshots rang out… Seriously? Did they not see the video of rioters throwing objects at police in front of the Hall of Justice? Did they not see all the fires being set?
If that isn’t bad enough, Reuters makes the shooting of two police officers sound like a ‘tit for tat’, saying “gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protesters and heavily armed police.” Right, it was a just a skirmish. The police officers must’ve started it with their non-lethal munitions, trying to get these rioters to disperse. Geez.
The media in this country is ridiculous. I fully expect Reuters to delete this tweet, so here’s a screenshot of it for when they do:
Here’s a few responses to the Reuter’s headline:
Two cops shot but Reuters goes hard with the “mostly peaceful” lie. Shameless. https://t.co/4xlVVd2Udq
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 24, 2020
"Mostly peaceful" until there were several gunshots.
This almost has to be intentional at this point. https://t.co/KgIDFim4Dj
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) September 24, 2020
Um, it wasn't a shootout, left-wingers were shooting at police. Shootouts involve both sides. https://t.co/xlNSamrO1L
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 24, 2020
Mostly peaceful gunshots https://t.co/00LIH5zVKU
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 24, 2020
Enemy of the people https://t.co/SoXurfaqa6
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 24, 2020