(National Sentinel)Â Fake News: Once again, The Washington Post proves why none of its political news coverage can be trusted or believed or relied upon to be ‘fair and balanced,’ to borrow a marketing phrase from a rival news network.
Under the headline, “White-supremacist rally cost D.C. at least $2.6 million, preliminary estimate shows,” the paper attempts toÂ pin the entire cost of the rally on white racists, though only aboutÂ 24 of them showed up and wereÂ far outnumbered by Left-wing Antifa thugs…
…who then proceeded to clash with police and break things.
â€œWhen newspapers were newspapers, they didnâ€™t have to worry about clickability, so they could maybe have a little more truth in their headline,â€ said talk radio host Glenn Beck, founder ofÂ The Blaze.
â€œNot to defend the white-supremacist low-lifes who did show up, but apparently they were peaceful. It was the hundreds of Antifa members who actually skirmished with police â€”Â because there were only 24 losers!” he added.
The Post reportÂ also blithelyÂ blamed POTUS Donald Trump for additional costs to the city regarding protests:
The District spent $2.6 million on policing and other costs related to Sundayâ€™s white-supremacist rally and the associated counterprotests, according to a preliminary estimate from the city government.
The city plans to ask the federal government to reimburse those costs. Congress budgeted $13 million this year for a fund to help the District pay for responses to large-scale protests and events, which are common in the nationâ€™s capital but have become more frequent during the Trump administration.
The Unite the Right 2 rally, held on the anniversary of the deadly white-nationalist gathering in Charlottesville last year, attracted fewer than 40 supporters. But law enforcement responded with a massive presence to keep the white supremacists physically separated from thousands of counterprotesters.
It wasn’t until further into the story the Post mentions the Antifa thugs, as in an “oh, by the way” sort of passing:
Police also had to contend with a group of anti-fascists, known as Antifa, whoÂ roamed the downtown area, skirmished with officers at 13th and G Streets NW, and threatened property damage but ultimately backed down.
Actually, there was property damage — at least to the point of requiring city resources toÂ clean it up, as even the Left-wing Vox news site reported:
But a few left-wing â€œantifaâ€ (short for â€œanti-fascistâ€) counterprotesters did engage in violence, throwing eggs and water bottles and shooting fireworks at police officers and some journalists who were covering the demonstrations.
â€œThe reality is â€” and the misleading part of the headline is â€” that the bulk of the police effort and expense didnâ€™t have to focus on the puny pathetic racist rally,â€ Beck continued.
â€œThey had to focus on keeping the anarchist thugs in ninja suits from tearing up and burning down the city. AndÂ thatÂ is your headline.â€