Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at the Federalist and Fox News contributor, told Breitbart News on Friday that news media deception contributed to dozens of deaths and billions of dollars in property damage in violent riots across 2020. Hemingway, author of the forthcoming book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with special guest host Joel Pollak to discuss the news media’s role in driving left-wing political violence across the country in the lead-up to last year’s presidential election.
Hemingway recalled how Democrats and the many news media outlets lied about violent protests in May 2020 in Lafayette Square, a public park just north of the White House in Washington, D.C. Regularly repeated lies included false descriptions of demonstrators as “peaceful” and false claims of demonstrators being tear-gassed by authorities to enable former President Donald Trump to have a photo-op holding a bible at St. John’s Episcopal Church, previously vandalized by arsonists.
Hemingway stated, “The initial story that peaceful protesters were tear-gassed by Donald Trump for a photo-op was clearly not true. If you saw the photos of the park police clearing Lafayette Square, they weren’t wearing the gas masks that you would normally see if there had actually been a deployment of tear gas. I wrote that up and it got a lot of attention.” Read the rest HERE