Reuters' Description of Louisville Rioting Explains Exactly Why Americans Don't Believe the Media

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What did we hear for a lot of the rioting that has gone on for the past few months?

We’ve heard a litany of ‘mostly peaceful protest’ from media so much so that it’s become almost a meme now.

But that hasn’t stopped media from trying to sell it to us.

CNN definitely has been one of the worst offenders, with such things their iconic chyron, “fiery but mostly peaceful” of Kenosha, Wisconsin going up in flames right behind the reporter.

But Reuters definitely was trying to challenge them last night with their description of the rioting in Louisville on Wednesday night, referring to them as “mostly peaceful” in a tweet made at 9:55 p.m., long after a lot of the violence.

“Demonstrations in Louisville wore on past nightfall in defiance of a 9 p.m. curfew and remained mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protesters and heavily armed police.”

Now at the time they tweeted this out, the rioters had already bashed things all over town, set fires everywhere including at the Justice Hall, attacked cops, including beaning one on the head with a projectile when he came out to put out the fire at the Justice Hall. A U-haul even brought in Antifa supplies with shields for people to have ready for the evening.

Townhall’s Julio Rosas who was on the ground covering the action reported:

“The crowd was marching in the street towards police,” Rosas said. “Police fired flashbangs over the crowd. A few seconds later, I heard multiple gunshots and people started to scatter. Police then rushed in to clear the area.”

Reuters’ tweet was also more than an hour after the reports of at least one cop being shot, that rioters had fired on the police. I reported on that story at 9:00 p.m.

But “mostly peaceful.”

They later updated with another tweet to include the shooting, long after other outlets had picked up on it, at 11:12.

Sounds about right.