Monday, June 15, 2020

The Strange Reporting About Driving Protesters Back From in Front of the White House

The Washington Post continues to publish new stories about the police/national guard pushback of protesters when President Trump walked across Lafayette Square for a photo-op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church.

The event occurred on June 1 but this odd attack on Trump goes on---weeks later.

The latest headline went out this past Sunday at the Bezos Rag: Officials familiar with Lafayette Square confrontation challenge Trump administration claim of what drove aggressive expulsion of protesters.

The fact of the matter is that those on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House are often driven back when a major league VIP is coming or going from the White House (or from Blair House across the street).

More than once I have been blocked from crossing in front of the White House when during the Barack Obama presidency Michelle was leaving the mansion for shopping trips or whatever.

And I recollect, when trying to cross the area, being pushed back for Obama when he walked through Lafayette Square after he visited the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The crowd was especially large when Trump made his way to the front of St. John's, so the pushback would require more effort, but the move itself was not unusual.

The Post reporters have to know this. Their headquarters is just blocks from the White House and it is hard to think they haven't seen this occur many times in the past. But there has been zero attempt to put the pushback in context.

I am not a supporter of most of Trump's policies but the mainstream news distortions about Trump are history-making in a very sad way.


1 comment:

  1. More things to be paranoid about.....

    1. Some doctors sued the FDA last week about restrictions on the use of hydroxychlorquine which has successfully treated Covid patients around the world.


    It accuses some officials of a financial conflict of interest by favoring "expensive, proprietary antiviral medication" and vaccines vs. cheap generic treatments. The lawsuit describes the universal safety and effectiveness of the drug against Covid worldwide.

    2. Today, the FDA completely banned the use of the drug to treat Covid.