The New York Times has been called out again for their poor journalistic practises, this time for an article on Friday claiming that the fact that there was indeed widespread BLM violence is "misinformation".
"The New York Times is lying." the tweet simply reads.
Friday's article in question is titled "A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans?"
Here is the quote in question:
"Some of the frustrations voiced by Hispanic Republican men are stoked by misinformation, including conspiracy theories claiming that the “deep state” took over during the Trump administration and a belief that Black Lives Matter protests caused widespread violence."
The fact that BLM rallies have on many occasions turned extremely violent is beyond dispute. As a conservative count, 25 people have died in 2020 during protest actions, but the number is probably much more, considering that 19 people died in Minneapolis alone in the two weeks following the George Floyd protests.
The number of people injured, including officers of the law injured in the line of duty, is far greater than the number of dead, and also should not be ignored. For example, six officers were badly injured in just one 24 hour period of the Seattle riots in 2020.
Unfortunately this isn't the first time the mainstream media has tried to supress the truth. The Associated Press did the same thing back in August of 2020.
No one even bothered to come to their defense on social media:
"I think we all witnessed first hand in hundreds of hours of news footage that there was widespread violence at some 'protests'."
Peak sarcasm came from another tweet, from a user who has apparently had enough of the Times for a while now.
"What? The NYT? Say it isn't so."