Press Sec. McEnany Slams CNN And Leftwing Media For Encouraging Riots
These "peaceful" protests have are being egged on by the media. They keep claiming that the police are attacking these non-violent protesters and then they get attacked, or people start looting. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is pointing the finger at the MSM for fanning the flames when it comes to these riots. She in particular believes hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon are responsible.
“The president is sorry about the fact that Antifa wreaked havoc in our streets, and the failure of some members of the media to note that, like CNN’s Chris Cuomo said, ‘Show me where it says protestors are supposed to be peaceful.’ Well, I point him to the First Amendment where it is said you have the right to ‘peaceably assemble.’ He should go back and read the Constitution,” McEnany said.
“There are many others out there, Don Lemon saying that rioting is a ‘mechanism to restructure our country,’” McEnany said. “The actions of the rioters were not in keeping with the First Amendment and I think the media needs to recognize that there is a discernment between the peaceful protestors, many of whom I have seen, and the rioters.”
McEnany added that Trump "will not allow burning buildings.”
By supporting the violent protests the MSM is making things worse for the police and the general public. The MSM has emboldened many what would be peaceful protesters and radicalized them telling them it's ok to be violent, destroy property, and loot. They are making the job of a peacekeeper that much harder. These reckless hosts should be culpable for the actions. They should be forced to recognize that they are causing at least some of the violence and rioting that is occurring. The media regardless of the bias should not be allowed to incite violence, at this point wouldn't that be called hate speech?