Skip to comments.Barr Says ‘Peaceful Protestors’ Are One Of The Big Lies Media Are Perpetuating
Posted on 06/07/2020 1:32:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
U.S. Attorney General William Barr rebuked the false narrative perpetuated by legacy media Sunday that protestors cleared near the White House last week were gathering in peaceful demonstrations. On Monday, protestors were dispersed by park police by pepper balls as the city neared at 7 p.m. curfew by Barr’s orders moments before President Donald Trump walked across the street to observe the damage done to the historic St. John’s Church.
“They were not peaceful protestors,” Barr said on CBS’ Face the Nation. “That’s one of the big lies that the media isseems to be perpetuating at this point.”
CBS’ Margaret Brennan pushed back citing several of the network’s reporters who were present.
“Three of my CBS colleagues were there. We talked to them,” Brennan said. “They did not hear warnings.”
There were three warnings given. But let’s get back to why we took that action. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, OK, there were violent riots in Lafayette Park where the park police were under constant attack at the, behind the bike rack fences. On Sunday, things reached a crescendo. The officers were pummeled with bricks, crowbars were used to pry up the pavers at the park and they were hurled at police. There were fires set in not only St. John’s Church, but a historic building at Lafayette was burned down.
Brennan tried to brush off the violence as simply “looters,” a characterization that Barr immediately disputed.
“Not looters, these werethere were the the violent rioters who dominated Lafayette Park,” Barr said, noting that they broke into the nearby Treasury Department and were attacking police with projectiles. “This has been totally obscured by the media.”
Barr explained that the decision to expand the perimeter surrounding Lafayette Park was an order he gave to the park police Monday afternoon, with no connection to the president’s visit to St. John’s Church.
“The park police was facing what they considered to be a very rowdy and non-compliant crowd. And there were projectiles being hurled at the police,” Barr said.
Brennan once again cited reporting from her colleagues who observed no such behavior.
“I was there. They were thrown. I saw them thrown,” Barr said.
“And you believe that what the police did using tear gas and projectiles was appropriate?” Brennan asked, posing the same false charge that tear gas was employed at the park that day repeated by every major news outlet.
“This was not an operation to respond to that particular crowd. It was an operation to move the perimeter one block,” Barr asserted. “They announced three times. They didn’t move. By the way, there was no tear gas used. The tear gas was used Sunday when they had to clear H Street to allow the fire department to come in to save St. John’s Church. That’s when tear gas was used.”
Barr continued with criticism of how the media reported on Monday’s events:
All I heard was comments about how peaceful protesters were. I didn’t hear about the fact that there were 150 law enforcement officers injured and many taken to the hospital with concussions. So it wasn’t a peaceful protest. We had to get control of Lafayette Park, and we had to do it as soon as we were able to do that.
Do something. A federal prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich and there is a 5 course meal here. No indictments means no law and order and the left wins only to riot another day very soon.
Dont forget the mega corps that own and operate the MSM: Comcast, Disney, ATT
I recorded an just watched it. Margaret is a real dead head. I rate her performance as poor. I give Barr a lot of credit by clearing explaining what happened and why. It seemed like she didn’t want to hear. “We stand by David Martin’s report,” she said.
She wasted a lot of time asking the same question. Grandstanding, as the MSM usually does.
Not for long they don’t.
Who is this Margaret Brennan? Why do I think she is mostly lying?
Mostly peaceful rioters and looters.
I WATCHED live for hours as they attacked the police. That lying leftist B says she and her “colleagues” didn’t see it?
She and her colleagues are scumbags.
Don't tell me it's people on Facebook and Twitter.
WHO are the people on Facebook and Twitter organizing this destruction?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn-ztA06KEA - This presentation puts EVERYTHING going on today into perspective.
The right for you to swing your arms ends when your fist connects with my face. That is not merely offensive on an intellectual level, that is an open assault, and invites retaliation in kind.
What these rioters (not to be confused with any kind of PEACEFUL protest) appear to have in mind is a real confrontation that comes right down to a physical clash, apparently with no ground rules of engagement at all.
Conflating the rioters with the constitutionally protected rights for people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances, as defined in the First Amendment, is an intentional tactic to undercut whatever high moral ground may exist, and in doing so, moves from recognized concerns of citizens to rebellion and sedition. At this point, the terms of the Second Amendment kick in, when the entire citizenry is in danger of being fragmented.
Kicking butt and taking names may not always be enough.
'Peaceful' protester's in California helping themselves to some merchandise in a very 'peaceful' way.
Cleaning up after some 'peaceful' protesting in Scottsdale Arizona.
He talks great. He does nothing but talk.
Peaceful protesters in DeKalb, Illinois help themselves to some free merchandise... Hey... At least they're wearing mask.
I watched it & here’s another lie...
She brought up how Defense Sec’y Esper was totally against bringing in troops. Barr said that they were all in agreement to use them only as a last resort. Barr mentioned “last resort” a few times. Between Barr’s taped segments, Brennan said we’re standing by our reporting that Esper was against it & proceeded to play a clip of Esper saying so. However, I saw Esper say that it would only be as a last resort & Brennan didn’t play that part of Esper’s statement...not a surprise.
Pants up! Don’t loot!
I see they arrested the black thug who threatened to destroy the Diamond District. I don’t know why they even bothered. Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance will just let him go. Vicious cycle that the Democrats perpetuate. They think that by going soft on the criminals, they and their families will vote to keep them in office. You reap what you sow.
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