A group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker’s and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Windows were left shattered and graffiti including anarchy signs were tagged onto buildings. The Rittenhouse Building, Urban Outfitters, Jamba Juice and Velvet Underground all had windows broken, according to Capt. Steve Clark.
The “state-run media,” Jim Hoft observed, “has been hush-hush about this violent attack.” Noel Sheppard found that those who did cover it downplayed the violence: “Despite the violence, the reporter for ABC-TV affiliate KGO used an offshoot of ‘mostly peaceful’ to describe the festivities“. When “CNN tweeted an unofficial video with a disclaimer – don’t blame the protesters” Dan Riehl quipped, “Pity they didn’t go to such lengths to defend the Tea Party protests.”
Guess when it comes to left-wing protests, media folk expect them to be peaceful, so they report their expectations, not the reality.
They really political violence to conform to their expectations as Ed Morrissey observes:
Contessa Brewer tells Stephanie Miller that she’s really unhappy that she couldn’t use the Times Square bombing attempt to prove Tea Party “bigotry.” Never mind that this clip shows the bigotry of Brewer in relation to conservatives — that all of the opponents of Barack Obama and the Democrats are somehow the equivalent of the Hutaree militia in Michigan. Brewer really wanted a way to smear conservatives, and now she’ll just have to wait a little longer
This gal didn’t want the terrorist suspect in New York to have “ies to any kind of Islamic country” because she wants the threat to be elsewhere. Just as her media colleagues want the violent protests to be on the right.