Like A.G. William Barr recently said, “People are being told a lie“.
“Anyone with eyes can see what’s happening. They see the violence, they see these groups of agitators in their black outfits, and their helmets, and their shields, which incidentally have the – have the hammer and sickle on them most of the time, rushing the police, causing violence, throwing rocks, people showing up with the rocks and frozen bottles,” Barr said. “That’s happening. It’s happening in front of people.”
At the DNC convention, on Monday night, Michelle Obama talked about the peaceful protesters, racial justice that Biden would usher in, and that he would ease the pandemic.
Andrew Cuomo, the NY Governor, blamed Trump for everything wrong in his city and around the country.
“Only a strong body can fight off the virus, and America’s divisions weakened it,” Cuomo said. “Donald Trump didn’t create the initial division. The division created Trump. He only made it worse.”
But in all reality, as anyone can see with their own eyes, very few of these protests have been peaceful.
Democrats offer an emotional narrative rarely joined with facts.
But on Saturday, President Trump held a presser and offered a list of facts before he took any questions. His press conferences and his tweets (which some would rather he not send) are just about the only way people will hear any of the facts as any positive news is largely absent from corporate media today.
Take, for instance, the numbers on the coronavirus pandemic.
- Eighty-five percent of reporting jurisdictions report a steep decline in Wuhan virus cases, despite almost 70 million tests. This number of tests is greater than those administered in all of Europe combined.
- Nationwide, cases declined by 6%.
- Test positivity is 6.5%, which is a 71% reduction from April and a 15% reduction from mid-July.
- Hospitalizations have been halved since April.
- Nursing home and long-term care facilities have 1% of the U.S. population but account for almost 50% of fatalities.
Yet many Democrat politicians and pundits in the media are still pushing the narrative that people are dropping like flies on the streets (which never happened) and President Trump isn't doing a thing about it.
It's not true. Not at all.
But if you watched the DNC Convention, Monday night, or just watch the news you'd never know this. You'd probably think that a new nationwide lockdown would be not only justified but necessary. You might actually think Portland and New York City are peaceful places with fun little rallies for racial justice and peace.
Nothing could be further from the truth, but getting to the truth is becoming increasingly difficult.