The events in Charlottesville dominated the media landscape last week, but the folks in the mainstream press weren’t all that interested in a number of key points.
One of the biggest omissions comes in the form of a pretty simple question: Exactly how did things get so out of hand?
While it’s easy to point fingers at the protesters, the authorities seemed ill-prepared to deal with the turnout. There have even been some reports that the authorities on hand showed little interest in keeping things under control.
If those reports are accurate, that leads to another simple question: Why?
As Breitbart shares, this GOP lawmaker wants to get to the bottom of that, and it sounds like he has a theory.
Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called for a Department of Justice investigation of Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) and Charlottesville, VA Mayor Michael Signer for possibly facilitating the violence that took place in Charlottesville earlier this month.
That assertion would make the collective head of the mainstream media to explode if they actually paid attention to it. The narrative that’s been presented suggests that there’s no way the cops could’ve put a halt to the actions of the white nationalists.
By extension, the cops weren’t prepared for such a passionate response by counter protesters. While that narrative hits the liberal talking points on the day’s events, it doesn’t tell the complete story.
Gohmert is trying to place that in perspective, and he’d like to see a detailed investigation on what really happened.
Gohmert said, “The way forward’s not gonna be easy. And I think the Justice Department needs a full investigation of the governor, of the mayor. They said in court there would be violence at Charlottesville, and then the witnesses and the photographs show they herded these groups to create violence so they could brag. We need a Justice Department investigation into Kessler. You don’t just go all of a sudden from having multiracial roommates and a Jewish girlfriend to all of a sudden being a white supremacist that wants to join the Republican party. There’s something very, very wrong in all of this.”
Hmmm. So you’re saying there may be more to see here than the story that the media chose to tell?
Absolutely, there’s a lot more to see here. There’s more than enough blame to lay at the feet of the white nationalist groups, but a closer examination of things reveals some pretty head scratching parts of the overall story.
President Donald Trump did his best to point that out, and then the same mainstream press ripped him to shreds even further.
There was violence from other groups such as Antifa, and the authorities in Virginia did an awful job of keeping things under control.
What is so wrong about pointing that out?
There really shouldn’t be anything wrong with that, and the amount of defensiveness over those two simple points really makes you stop and wonder about things.