The AP seems to have been on a roll of late, trying to spin as best they can, to recast the violent BLM/Antifa riots into something that might be more palatable to the American public.
The AP has already tried to change the meaning of words, telling folks that they shouldn’t be calling a riot a riot.
Now, the AP is trying to clean up the violent leftist rioters themselves, saying that it’s President Donald Trump portraying the rioters as “violent urban left wing radicals” when they “look like regular citizens caught up in the moment” and “many are young suburban adults.”
They've been portrayed by the president as violent left-wing radicals and used to scare suburban voters. But an @AP review found most of those arrested in U.S. protests look like regular citizens caught up in the moment — many are young suburban adults. https://t.co/TP3LyuFLme
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 20, 2020
Apparently it’s Trump’s fault that you think they’re violent, don’t believe the evidence of your own eyes, says the AP. Or all the videos showing their violence, they’re not really trying to burn down the courthouse or attack the police.
Let’s also talk about how racist. Sounds like the AP is trying to make some weird coded language distinction between “urban” and “suburban” kids, a distinction Trump never made, just referring to leftist radicals. Do they think only white kids live in the suburbs or only black kids live in urban areas? And “regular citizens?” Are urban kids not “regular citizens?” What the heck is this nonsense?
worst, most racist garbage I've read in ages. and from @AP. wow. the rioters who destroyed property & committed heinous acts of violence are given a "ah, they're just normal kids who were a little wound up" pass because of their skin color and outward appearance. https://t.co/bJSdr47vHt
— Erica Sandberg (@EricaJSandberg) October 20, 2020
What are “regular citizens” and what do they “look like”, AP. https://t.co/xyUWYCo9D5
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) October 20, 2020
The AP claims they look just like “regular citizens caught up in the moment — many are young suburban adults.” Talk about spinning to excuse these characters. They’re giving them cover.
Needless to say, the AP got leveled in the comments to their tweet below.
The AP is ANTIFA’s PR firm.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 20, 2020
“citizens caught up in the moment”?!
The @AP is giving aid and comfort to rioters and looters.
We must re-elect Trump or the Left Wing media will ruin our way of life. https://t.co/M11SW5kgfk
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 20, 2020
Many of those arrested are white & affluent and therefore can’t be “violent” or dangerous, the AP reports. https://t.co/6fGXcIXkiB
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 20, 2020
Just caught up in the moment… pic.twitter.com/i32KzDtB9N
— TheVeryCreepyOldGuy🎃 (@TheOldGuyinFL) October 20, 2020
The Associated Press running interference for extremist groups. What a pathetic joke it has become.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) October 20, 2020
Oh by the way, AP? Are these the “regular citizens” of whom you speak?
“Look like regular citizens” of the dystopian future of 2019 LA. pic.twitter.com/rYC8rFdFxN
— Happy Conquistador Day (@TabukiJones) October 20, 2020
“Regular citizens…caught up in the moment”? Good grief. pic.twitter.com/Uklc7fQnw5
— Troy Riser (@TroyRiser) October 20, 2020
I don’t know about you, but they don’t look like the folks I see in the neighborhood, nothing to do with skin color, urban/surburban. Everything to do with not being stable and/or being radical leftists.