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John Oliver Lies About Portland Violence, Reporters Run to His Defense

Seth Meyers isn’t the one one telling the tallest of tales about Portland violence.

The far-left talker insists 60-plus days of riots within the metropolis are, all collectively now, “principally peaceable.” Eh, it’s just a few graffiti and “gentle property harm,” the extremely paid NBC expertise advised his viewers earlier within the week.

The latter evokes a tipped-over lamp, a shattered finish desk or framed artwork that fell to the bottom and splintered.

Want the reality? Here it’s:

For 2 months as rioters attacked federal officers & buildings in Portland, we known as on native leaders to do their job & work with us to quell violence. Finally OR is stepping up. DHS surge forces will keep till we all know our officers & services are protected.

— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) July 30, 2020

SUPERCUT:@RepJerryNadler thinks that violence from Antifa in Portland is a “fantasy.”

cc: @fleccas

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 27, 2020

“Portland was left ‘wanting like downtown Baghdad’ after violence erupted at protests and a home made bomb exploded in a fireball outdoors a federal courthouse.” #PortlandRiots #antifa

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 28, 2020

Attorney General Barr on the violence in Portland:

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“What unfolds nightly across the courthouse can’t fairly be known as protest. It is, by any goal measure, an assault on the federal government of the United States.”

— Trump War Room — Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) July 28, 2020

Need extra? Here’s what federal officers confiscated from the “protesters” just lately outdoors the federal courthouse.

“Contraband reminiscent of gasoline, hockey sticks, protection shields, leaf blowers, paint sprayers, cans of paint, and a jar prepped for a Molotov cocktail have been confiscated by federal legislation enforcement from violent agitators outdoors the federal courthouse in Portland

John Oliver nearly locked arms with Meyers final weekend to faux all the above isn’t taking place. Instead, the far-left Oliver attacked Fox News for the wrongful narrative that violence is engulfing components of Portland.

Sean Hannity hit again laborious towards Oliver’s overt gaslighting, courtesy of “Jim Norton & Sam Roberts” present on SiriuxXM radio.

“Well, John Oliver, primary, he’s obtained a few issues,” Hannity started. “His huge downside is he’s not humorous. If you’re humorous, I don’t care what you say….”

Hannity then went for the jugular, also referred to as actuality.

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“I don’t actually count on John Oliver to know information or truths, and I’m certain he’ll selectively pick ‘properly, these are the peaceable protestors,’ and ignore the rocks, the bottles, the bricks, the Molotov cocktails, the gunshots, the fireworks and all the things else being hurled at officers across the nation.”

So how did numerous media shops cowl Oliver’s gaslighting?

John Oliver Exposes Sean Hannity’s Lies About Portland Protesters — The far-left Daily Beast headline roared. The article in query even put the phrase “violence” in quotes, as if our personal eyes can’t be trusted.

Spoiler alert: They can.

The Daily Beast uncritically shared extra of Oliver’s spin:

“Protests had been principally peaceable there… it’s about one block that was truly beginning to see fewer confrontations between protesters and police earlier than federal brokers moved in.”

Left unsaid:

  • Does Oliver assist violence?
  • Is violence the reply to societal woes?
  • Should a metropolis let its residents assault authorities buildings and not using a response?
  • Why aren’t native legislation enforcement in a liberal metropolis doing their jobs?
  • What concerning the companies close to the warfare zone? Do their livelihoods matter?

The far-left took a cutesy method to the Hannity/Oliver skirmish. The web site famous Hannity’s criticism of “Last Week Tonight” and its fact-challenged host.

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Sean Hannity Has A Problem With John Oliver: Why So Serious?

The odd title evokes the basic Joker line from “The Dark Knight.” The remainder of the article is impartial in tone, with the author avoiding the apparent.

Who’s proper? Is there unrelenting violence in Portland … or not? The web site seemingly is aware of the reply and avoids sharing it with readers.

The Hollywood Reporter, as biased as its competitors, at the least repeated a few of Hannity’s substantive assaults on Oliver’s credibility.

The new liberal speaking level, embraced by late evening comics and the company media, is that Trump’s troops made issues worse. Yes, riots that went on for weeks, and weeks, obtained worse when federal brokers stepped in to guard authorities buildings in the end.

It’s like saying the Japanese fought more durable towards Allied forces throughout World War II after the U.S. reluctantly joined the warfare following attacked Pearl Harbor.

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