Attorney General Barr Calls Out Mainstream Media Over Riots Coverage

Attorney General William Barr
Attorney General William Barr (Facebook/William Barr)

Attorney General Bill Barr called out the mainstream media on Friday as "a collection of liars, and they know exactly what they're doing" in regard to coverage of the riots in Seattle, Portland and Kenosha.

In an exclusive interview with while returning to Washington following a three-day tour of Chicago, Phoenix and Cleveland, Barr said the media was lying to the American people for partisan reasons.

"Right on the street it was clear as day what was going on, anyone observing it, reporters observing it, it could not have escaped their attention that this was orchestrated violence by a hardened group of street-fighting radicals, and they kept on excluding from their coverage all the video of this and reporting otherwise. And they were doing that for partisan reasons, and they were lying to the American people. It wasn't until they were caught red-handed after essentially weeks of this lie that they even started feeling less timid," Barr said.

"The press has dropped, in my view—and I'm talking about the national mainstream media—has dropped any pretense of professional objectivity and are political actors, highly partisan, who try to shape what they're reporting to achieve a political purpose and support a political narrative that has nothing to do with the truth. They're very mendacious about it," the attorney general continued. "It's very destructive to our republic; it's very destructive to the Democratic system to have that, especially being so monolithic. It's contributing to a lot of the intensity and partisanship."

Since George Floyd's death last May and the resulting protests that turned into riots, the major television networks have gone out of their way to portray the riots as "peaceful protests," according to Townhall. The most ironic image was broadcast by CNN. While a reporter stood in front of a burning Kenosha business to give a live report, the network posted a graphic reading "Fiery but mostly peaceful protest," to describe the riot that night.

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