Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A CNN segment went awry after an expert claimed that what you, the viewer, are seeing is actually not that bad — all in the name of nice to inflammatory being looters and criminals.
Yes, the same CNN that once described the Kenosha riots as “largely peaceful” apparently felt compelled to produce the Kenosha bullshit sequel.
This time, however, CNN wasn’t letting any of theirs dry off for such an obviously false narrative.
No, this time CNN has brought in freelance journalist David Peisner to talk about the Atlanta riots that stem from the ongoing “Cop City” protests that have rocked the city.
A “Night of Rage” was planned in Atlanta after one of the protesters was killed by a police officer.
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To say that the Atlanta riots were eerily similar to the riotous response to George Floyd’s death would be an understatement. It’s only fitting that CNN covers it in a similar vein.
Here is the segment in which Peisner lectures anyone who would dare to slander the people engaged in illegal activities and property destruction:
CNN interviews a freelance journalist who says the word violent should not be used to describe the Atlanta riots. pic.twitter.com/u2TbfghSEb
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“It’s a small group,” said Peisner, explaining the rioters as a small splinter cell of the eco-group “Defend the Forest”. “Even within this ‘Defend the Forest’ movement there are no leaders, so people go out and do their own thing. That doesn’t make them viable, but…”
That’s where Piesner went from annoyingly patronizing to downright obnoxious with the way he complained about the use of the word “violent.”
“They keep using that word ‘violent, violent, violent, violent,’ and it gives the impression…” Peisner trailed off before turning around. “The only acts of violence against people that I’ve seen were actually police officers cracking down on protesters.”
Check out the pictures played almost hilariously in a juxtaposition with Peisner.
What almost feels like a cruel joke by a video intern, CNN footage contradicts Peisner’s characterization of these protests quite squarely. Cars were badly damaged and/or burned, police escorted the protesters out (peacefully I might add, and again questioning Peisner’s characterization of the riots), and scattered flyers could be seen which clearly read: “STOP POLICE TERROR! ‘ by the Party for Socialism and Liberation.
To be fair to Peisner, perhaps the portions of the riots he personally witnessed were relatively peaceful. But to extrapolate a whole riot out of that? Does the term “small sample size” mean anything to you?
This seems to be a common refrain on the left when it comes to the way these protests are being covered.
First, the whole “property can be replaced, people can’t” concept could no longer be a straw man without being a full-fledged scarecrow. Do you think a South Korean immigrant who owns and runs a small grocery store doesn’t give a damn about that warm and fuzzy thought when her whole life’s work is burned down?
Second, and more frustratingly, we have literally seen the left and the establishment cover riot-like incidents with the jaw-dropping horror they normally deserve — but only when it can be used as a shabby excuse to politically attack former President Donald Trump .
It’s the hypocrisy that’s perhaps the most annoying part of all of this.
Protest against left-wing politicians? They should be hanged, the media will say.
Protest against a nebulous force like “systemic racism”? Let’s all just take a deep breath and look at this objectively.
It’s really pathetic.
https://www.westernjournal.com/cnn-guest-scolds-anyone-calling-atlanta-rioters-violent-look-happening-background/ CNN Guest scolds anyone who calls Atlanta’s rioters “violent,” but look what’s happening behind the scenes