The murder of George Floyd has sparked national outrage.
Unfortunately, protests in his name have turned violent in many cities.
And one study shows a disturbing trend in big media’s protest coverage.
The death of Minneapolis native George Floyd at the hands of a rogue police officer has triggered protests across the country.
Despite efforts by the left to further divide the country, there was universal condemnation of the officer’s actions and he was promptly fired and charged with murder.
However, far-left agitators threw gasoline on the fire and encouraged the protests to spread to other cities and spiral out of control.
What’s even more disgusting is the so-called mainstream media have jumped on the bandwagon of rioters and looters and are justifying their actions.
In addition to excusing the despicable acts of protestors, the corporate press has actively chosen to ignore an important aspect.
According to the Media Research Center, the big three networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC News only dedicated 0.7% of their coverage on the violent aspects of the protests.
Out of 710 minutes of protest coverage, the three networks spent only 284 seconds – yes, seconds – on the extent of rioters, looters, and flat-out murderers.
Big media is determined to sell the narrative that the protests are peaceful because they view them as a wedge issue to attack Donald Trump.
The networks barely covered the murder of David Dorn, a 77-year-old black man and former police chief in St. Louis who died trying to protect a local pawn shop.
Dorn was shot and left to die by a looter who wanted a free television. Thankfully St. Louis police have arrested the suspect and have traced the stolen television by its serial number.
The networks also ignored the story of Korboi Balla, a black firefighter in Minneapolis whose sports bar was destroyed by looters.
They almost got away with stealing his safe, but Balla was able to ward them off.
Balla and his wife had been gearing up for a grand opening when rioters and looters crushed their dream.
However, Balla received over $1 million from a GoFundMe campaign after Trump staffers promoted the cause on social media.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden staffers chose to pay bail for the protesters wreaking havoc.
The corporate press also largely ignored the story of a woman in Rochester who was beaten and hit with a 2×4 by looters while her husband was also attacked.
Their crime was helping a local store rebuild.
The media dedicating 99.3% of their coverage on the anodyne aspects of the protest are exactly why they are the enemy of the American people.
Nine unarmed black men were shot and killed by the police in 2019.
But more have lost their lives during the Floyd protests.