There is no doubt whatsoever that there are more than a few mainstream media networks who have it out for Donald Trump. This is a plainly obvious reality that we live in, and the idea that some of these networks continue to suggest that they remain unbiased is incredibly offensive to the intelligence of their viewers.
This week, the nation learned of just another way in which the infotainment industry was taking them for a ride over the last year, and it’s a doozy.
An internal government investigation has determined that the decision to forcibly clear racial justice protesters from an area in front of the White House last summer was not influenced by then-President Donald Trump’s plan to stage a Bible-toting photo opportunity at that spot.
The report released Wednesday by the Interior Department’s inspector generalconcludes that the protesters were cleared by U.S. Park Police last June 1 so that a contractor could get started installing new fencing.
The demonstrators were protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after a then-Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck and pinned him to the ground for about 9 1/2 minutes. A half-hour after the Washington protesters were forced from the area with pepper pellets and flash-bangs, Trump walked across Lafayette Park amid the lingering scent of pepper spray and delivered a short speech while holding a Bible in front of St. John’s Church.
The media had largely blamed Donald Trump for the incident, vilifying him as some authoritarian egotist, when, in fact, it would have been impossible for him to have influenced that decision.
Park Police officials had already planned to clear the area and “had begun implementing the operational plan several hours before they knew of a potential Presidential visit to the park,” Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt said in a statement accompanying the report.
The moment came during a time of great civil unrest, while emotions were running high. This allowed the mainstream media to run with the lie, unbeknownst to a general public who had been too busy attempting to exact change on their world to truly fact check this hoax.