Posted on January 23, 2021

New York Times Says Deadly BLM Riots Were ‘Isolated Instances of Property Destruction’ That GOP ‘Exaggerated’

Jordan Davidson, The Federalist, January 19, 2021

In an attempt to justify the corporate media and Democrats’ sudden affection for rule of law after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the New York Times published an article on Sunday demonizing Republicans for raising issue with the Black Lives Matter riots.

In the article, the author, using language such as “unrest,” argues that the months of violence, chaos, looting, and damage caused in U.S. cities by rioters in the name of Black Lives Matter were simply “isolated instances of looting and property destruction” that the GOP “often exaggerated” and used for political gain in the November election.


Despite the author’s attempts to downplay the lawless events that took place following George Floyd’s death, the damage caused during the 2020 riots, 95 percent of which can be linked to Black Lives Matter activism, was not “isolated.”

From Minneapolis and Portland to Atlanta, D.C., Kenosha, and other cities, more than $2 billion in damages was inflicted on businesses, churches, federal buildings, and other downtown structures. Through arson, looting, vandalism, and other crimes, rioters brought damage across more than 20 states.

In addition to causing property damage, some of these violent riots, labeled as “mostly peaceful” protests by the corporate media, contributed to the deaths of approximately 30 people. {snip}