Protests over the murder of George Floyd have spiraled out of control.
Rioting and looting perpetrated by criminals and opportunistic radicals overtook any peaceful demonstrations.
And William Barr called out big media for lies they told about nationwide riots.
Attorney General William Barr has had enough of the so-called mainstream media’s nonsense.
Much to the dismay of the Democrats and their media allies, Barr is a straight shooter who follows the law.
They quickly found that out when he said he had serious concerns about the origins of Russiagate.
Ever since then, there’s been a concerted effort by the left to smear him as a Donald Trump stooge, but Barr just tells it like it is.
That’s precisely what he just did with the nationwide riots.
In a “Face the Nation” interview on CBS, Barr pushed back on the characterization that the protests were “peaceful.”
Barr pointed out that at least 750 law enforcement officers across the country were injured, and one-fifth of them were in Washington, D.C., the site where officers cleared protesters from Lafayette Park.
The so-called peaceful protesters in D.C. threw bricks at officers and set buildings on fire.
Barr also set the record straight about claims that Trump ordered 10,000 troops to go in and clean up the streets.
Barr said, “That is completely false…I think everyone is on the same page.”
Trump’s comments about the military were wildly misrepresented by the press, which is no surprise.
Barr pointed out that “the media has not done a very good job at covering” the Floyd protests.
The use of the military is a last resort if the local police or the National Guard are incapable of controlling the situation.
Despite the pearl-clutching from the left, this is a position that 58% of Americans agree with, including a plurality of Democrats.
However, the media would have you believe that there’s widespread support for rioting and looting.
The great tragedy is that many minority-owned businesses were destroyed as a result of the carnage, but it was the protesters and rioters who were financially supported by “woke” members of Hollywood.
The truth is the Democrats love the riots because they ideologically agree with them, but they can’t get their hands dirty.
However, mainstream Democrats that aren’t in lockstep with the radical agenda need to open their eyes to what’s happening.
The parallels to Stalinist Russia and Maoist China are nightmarish.
Show trials and struggle sessions are taking place on social media instead of the public square.
Instead of citizens being imprisoned for not clapping long enough, Instagram users are being chided for not putting a black square on their profiles.
It’s only going to get worse.
People need to push back against the lunacy and tell the mob “no” before it’s too late.