The Headline: “Portland Police Stand By as Proud Boys and Far-Right Militias Flash Guns and Brawl with Antifa Counter Protesters” Link
The Truth: For over a month, prior to this post, Portland, Oregon has been the center of protest and riots. Including, according to the liberal mayor Ted Wheeler, attempting to murder city staff. This from the mayors speech according to the NYPost: “When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people who you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder…”
But I thought: Liberals want the police to be disbanded and de-funded? If you defund the police– there aren’t any police. And interestingly enough the same “reporter” who just happens to write opinion pieces disguised as journalism wrote on August 14th, “Oregon Police to leave downtown after DA declines to prosecute most protest-related crimes” LINK
The Weasel: Portland has been burning for weeks. From burning courthouses to attempted murder. The police are not putting themselves on the line because the liberal prosecutor will not prosecute crime. But the most shameless audacity in the headline is that Antifa and Black Lives Matter (who have been burning the city for a month) are actually the counter protestors to the “far-right” militia: “…Brawl with Antifa Counter Protesters” Really, Katie Shepherd?
Conclusion: Police around the country will continue to pull back when they are not supported by the local community, political establishment or the court system. But also look at how the established press take the side of the Antifa anarchists. And opinion writers like Katie jump from low circulation weekly’s to large publishing platforms like the Washington Post so that the Post can get sensational, even if dead-wrong headlines like what she just published.