Media Gaslights Riot

PUBLISHED: 1:00 PM 23 Jul 2020
UPDATED: 5:29 PM 23 Jul 2020

Media Reports Mayor Tear Gassed, Ignores Massive Riot And Attacks

This is the worst sort of reporting because it completely and utterly ignores the most important facts about last night’s carnage and focuses on the one incident that could be twisted to mislead the public.

Nothing like hiding the fact that Wheeler was actually attacked and twisting it into a jab at President Trump's attempt to restore law and order. (Source: Jack Posobiec Twitter Screenshot)

Yesterday evening, Portland, Oregon—which has been under siege by violent communists for nearly two months—devolved into a riot again as ‘peaceful protestors’ attacked federal agents, attempted arson, and physically assaulted a number of officers.

In fact, BLM and antifa troops attacked Mayor Ted Wheeler after he joined the fray… he was booed, heckled, and a number of projectiles were launched at him.

A riot was declared just after midnight.

Yet, when reading through the mainstream media this morning, their headlines all say the same thing… ‘Portland Mayor Tear Gassed during demonstration.’

Actually, Wheeler was nearly another ‘victim’ of the carnage. His security detail (you know, because he’s more important than regular citizens who apparently will soon be bereft of law enforcement in the city) actually engaged in a struggle with the ‘peaceful’ rioters, and had to shuffle the mayor off to safety.

Fox News reported:

Earlier, [Wheeler] moved with protesters to the fence outside of the federal courthouse where he stood at the front and was tear-gassed along with the crowd, according to New York Times correspondent Mike Baker.

Wheeler called the tear-gassing an “egregious overreaction,” telling Baker he didn’t see anything in the crowd that warranted the reaction by federal officers.

“This is not a de-escalation strategy,” he said. “This is flat-out urban warfare and it’s being brought on this country by the president and it’s got to stop now.”

[The stunning idiocy of this statement makes many people wonder just how stupid democrats think voters actually are.]

As Wheeler left, a few protesters following him tried to push against his security team once he had entered a building. Others threw water bottles and other projectiles at the glass door, according to Baker.

Portland’s City Council passed new policies on Wednesday that immediately bans all police bureau members from working with federal law enforcement and prevents them from intentionally arresting or using force on journalists and legal observers.

Wheeler had joined protesters downtown earlier in the evening for a listening session where he thanked them for opposing the Trump administration’s “occupation” of the city in the deployment of federal agents.

“I think what we’re doing tonight is actually the best thing we can do right now,” Wheeler told hundreds in the crowd after a protester asked how to get federal officers out of the city, according to KGW-TV. “Be here, be heard, be unified, and be clear. We didn’t want them, we didn’t ask for them, they’re not trained for what they’re being asked to do. And we want them to leave.”

Wheeler, who has repeatedly said he opposes the deployment of federal officers to the city, was nearly drowned out by shouts and jeers and calls to resign and was loudly booed when he told a protester that he didn’t support abolishing the police department.

He then addressed a much larger crowd from a raised balcony, saying “I am here tonight to stand with you.” He received some cheers when he chanted “Black lives matter!” with the crowd.

Some protesters also threw fireworks at the courthouse and tried to knock down the fencing erected outside.

Wheeler, who is also the police commissioner, has been accused by some of not reining in local police, who have used tear gas multiple times before federal agents arrived early this month in response to nearly two months of nightly protests since George Floyd was killed. Others, including business leaders, have condemned Wheeler for not bringing the situation under control before the federal agents arrived.

The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that the mayor was tear gassed in “another night of protests against the presence of federal agents sent by President Trump,” and decried the ‘excessive force.’

Um… what about the ‘peaceful protests’ before the federal agents came in to stop the city from total destruction?

Here’s actual video of the violent riot: