MSNBC Prefers To Call Burning Buildings And Looting “Protests, Not Riots”

We’ve all seen the video of the 30 buildings that were burned through Wednesday night, Target and other stores looted, stuff thrown at police officers, right?

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi says situation not ‘generally speaking unruly’ while standing outside burning building

An MSNBC journalist attempted to explain that the violence that erupted in Minneapolis on Thursday night was “mostly a protest” despite a building burning right behind him. 

Ali Velshi was reporting live from the Twin Cities amid the uproar following the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. Velshi attempted to explain that what he was witnessing was “calmer” than the night prior.

“For most of the day, today, it looked a lot calmer than yesterday looked,” Velshi began after showing his colleague Brian Williams some of the destruction that took place. “And that’s what happened yesterday. It picked up later in the evening. The crowds gathered here and the standoff with the police looked very different last night.”

Velshi then acknowledged that he could see “four fires” within his vicinity, including a liquor store that was burning behind him as well as the 3rd Precinct police department, which was earlier evacuated before the crowd set it on fire.

Velshi is correct that it was mostly peaceful during the day Thursday, except for the people attempting to pull pieces of the barrier surrounding the 3rd Precinct away, and getting sprayed for their trouble. But, once nightfall hit, well, everything changed.

“I want to be clear on how I characterize this. This is mostly a protest. It is not, generally speaking, unruly but fires have been started and this crowd is relishing that,” Velshi told Williams. “There is a deep sense of grievance and complaint here, and that is the thing. That when you discount people who are doing things to public property that they shouldn’t be doing, it does have to be understood that this city has got, for the last several years, an issue with police, and it’s got a real sense of the deep sense of grievance of inequality.”

Craig Melvin, an MSNBC host and co-anchor of “Today,” shed some light as to how his network is framing its reporting.

“This will guide our reporting in MN. ‘While the situation on the ground in Minneapolis is fluid, and there has been violence, it is most accurate at this time to describe what is happening there as ‘protests’ — not riots,'” Melvin tweeted Thursday morning.

What happened to George Floyd was criminal. I would personally deem it “murder.” And the officers should be put on trial. That doesn’t give people the right to do what they have been doing for multiple nights now, especially as, let’s face it, most of them did not know George Floyd. I also dare say that legitimate protesters have become fewer and fewer, at least during the nights, as they want nothing to do with the violence.

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3 Responses to “MSNBC Prefers To Call Burning Buildings And Looting “Protests, Not Riots””

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    I like a bloodthirsty mob calling for due process, don’t you?


  2. Kye says:

    So in Minnesota the very people the Democrats have used and abused, promised and lied to and built up while tearing down are rioting (AGAIN) because a jogger was killed by a cop (AGAIN) and burning down their own neighborhood (AGAIN). So what’s new? The Democrats have these joggers on a leash in every big city which is why most cities are blue and most cities are infested with crime, drugs and corruption. And Democrats. They treat them like they used to treat their slaves and we end up cleaning up the mess. Today they burnt down the friggin’ police station! But the governor is too busy ordering businesses closed and unemploying people in her typical Nazi fashion to be bothered.

    Send the joggers some relief cheese, give the affirmative action cops a pay raise, write a check to Al Sharpton and one to the NAACP an call it a draw. Last year there were 78 murders between Minn. and St Paul. Guess how many were perpetrated by blacks and guess how many victims were black. Dead blacks are not a rarity in Democrat controlled enclaves and ghettos like Minne., they’re the norm. It’s the society the Democrats created for their freed slaves so as to keep the mass’as in power.

    Occasional riots are not a bug they’re a feature to Democrat controlled shitholes. Just like murder, rape, drugs, illiteracy, crime and generational welfare aren’t bugs but rather features. It is the world of the Democrat. Everyone perfectly equal and completely destitute. Except them, of course.

    Trump 2020 Or they will turn the rest of America into a shit hole too.

    Everything they do is a lie meant to further their own power.×600.jpg&t=1590759235&ymreqid=d1981f21-fcf0-6f7c-2f5a-29000a016700&sig=Pbws54jOG_tPz5lX029JOA–~C

  3. rodney stanton says:

    56 years ago a violent thug led”TheGoons atThe Gate” at Cal. When his gangsters would beat anyone dumb enough to say Americans are good folk with their ” F U C K ” signs the Press called the beating of America lovers “peaceful protests”! Gang leader’s name Mario Savio; liberals all over America have spent $billions of taxes building monuments to him!

    Today we call the Press MSM; other than that nothing has changed in 75 years!

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