When is a Mob not a Mob?

A Black Lives Matter protester burns an American flag outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Several hundred demonstrators gathered at the courthouse where federal officers deployed teargas and other crowd control munitions. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

The picture on the left is an actual picture from Portland. Do this picture look like it is a peaceful protest?

Over the summer we had over 100 days of what the Left and the mainstream media called “peaceful protests” in Portland, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Cleveland, Raleigh, Louisville, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D. C., and Seattle with its Autonomous Zone. The Left focused on the majority of people who really were peaceful. One TV broadcaster even praised the “peaceful” demonstration while buildings burned in the background.
Now, the Left is feigning outrage and trembling in fear over the D. C. “riot” that occurred on January 6, 2021. Politicians and the media are using the invasion and minor damage to our Capitol Building to punish the President. They are ignoring the intercepted plans of far-left activists to make the conservative protesters look bad by sporting conservative apparel and symbols while engaging in the same kind of lawless behavior they used earlier in the summer. Politicians and the media are blaming President Trump for inciting the “mob” to violence. However, one eye-witness claimed that he heard a commotion coming from the direction of the Capitol Building shortly after the President urged the crowd to march to the Capitol and let their opinions be heard. This eye-witness was in the crowd listening to the President’s speech at the Washington Monument which was an approximately 45-minute walk to the Capitol. An accurate timeline and honest/complete reporting could end this debate.
In this polarized environment both sides are accepting the “facts” that suit their narrative. So, when is a riot not a riot, and when is a mob not a mob?

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