When Lafayette Park was cleared of protesters, the entire mainstream media ASSUMED it was done for a Trump photo op.
The media was so excited that it thought it had Trump dead to rights, so they could not wait to go live with their story.
Democrats piled on, adding to the narrative, with Pelosi saying that law enforcement was used like “stormtroopers” so Trump could get a photo op.
Well, as we all now know, it was all a bunch of lies.
Here is a video montage of just how the mainstream media portrayed the incident…
A look back at how cable news went all in on the debunked narrative that President Trump gassed peaceful protesters for a "photo op." pic.twitter.com/4pS4aQ8hpc
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 9, 2021
That, however, was nothing compared to a 12-minute video put together by the Washington Post, a video that was widely regarded as a great piece of investigative journalism at the time…
This, from the @washingtonpost, is an extraordinary piece of journalism. It's a video timeline of the federal law enforcement attack on peaceful protesters at Lafayette Square. This is how the Trump administration violently cleared the path for a photo op: https://t.co/vJyDe8Xx6L
— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 9, 2020
As it turns out, the video’s narrative was wrong, not to mention it was so biased, it never mentioned the 49 US Park Police that had been injured the two days prior.
It is just absolutely astonishing that not a single news outlet or Democrat bothered to pick up the phone to ask the police why the park had been cleared, but that is the state of journalism in the mainstream media today.
I should note, it is just as disturbing that someone from any of these law enforcement agencies involved did not step up at the time to debunk the bogus narrative being put out there by Dems and the media.
More fake news… fake news we are unfortunately finding out was fake far too long after the fact.