Predictably, there has been no shortage of ridiculous spin, gaslighting, and whataboutism coming from the mainstream media in the aftermath of Wednesday night’s riots.
Brandon Morse noted how CNN’s Jim Sciutto quickly pivoted from Louisville “protesters” to a random armed militia spotted in the area as though the militia group was responsible for protest violence.
Sciutto wasn’t the only CNN reporter eager to get the media-driven “peaceful” narrative established before things got too far out of hand. Nicholas Fondacaro at Newsbusters wrote about how their senior national security correspondent Alexander Marquardt was in the middle of the “protests” in Washington D.C. practically being accosted on live TV while at the same time stating how “until now, I’m not going to say it’s been peaceful but it hasn’t quite been violent.”
But something else happened during Marquardt’s segment that accidentally upstaged anything he had to say about what was (and was not) happening on the ground. Instead of describing it myself, I’ll leave it to Fondacaro to set the scene:
Photobombed by Antifa: CNN's Alex Marquardt was marching with Antifa terrorists when one came up behind him and started to make jerk-off motions to the camera. The cameraman's repositioning was no match. pic.twitter.com/aSQDlkBIt6
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) September 24, 2020
Oh my word.
I should note for the record that while I don’t recommend anyone embarrass themselves in such a manner, this is an Antifa/BLM rioter we’re talking about here, so it’s not like they don’t have extensive experience making complete idiots of themselves during marches – whether the cameras are rolling or not.