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Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
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For more than a year, it has been consecrated media fact that former President Donald Trump and his White House, on June 1 of last year, directed the U.S. Park Police to use tear gas against peaceful Lafayette Park protesters, all to enable a Trump photo-op in front of St. John's Church. That this happened was never presented as a possibility or likelihood but as indisputable truth. And it provoked weeks of unmitigated media outrage, presented as one of the most egregious assaults on the democratic order in decades.

This tale was so pervasive in the media landscape that it would be impossible for any one article to compile all the examples. “Peaceful Protesters Tear-Gassed To Clear Way For Trump Church Photo-Op,” read the NPR headline on June 1. The New York Times ran with: “Protesters Dispersed With Tear Gas So Trump Could Pose at Church.” CNN devoted multiple segments to venting indignation while the on-screen graphic declared: “Peaceful Protesters Near White House Tear-Gassed, Shot With Rubber Bullets So Trump Can Have Church Photo Op.”


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All of this came crashing down on their heads on Wednesday afternoon. The independent Inspector General of the Interior Department, Mark Lee Greenblatt, issued his office's findings after a long investigation into “the actions of the U.S. Park Police (USPP) to disperse protesters in and around Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2020.” Greenblatt has been around Washington for a long time, occupying numerous key positions in the Obama administration, including investigative counsel at the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General and Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at Obama's Commerce Department.


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The IG's conclusion could not be clearer: the media narrative was false from start to finish. Namely, he said, “the evidence did not support a finding that the [U.S. Park Police] cleared the park on June 1, 2020, so that then President Trump could enter the park.” Instead — exactly as Hemingway's widely-mocked-by-liberal-outlets article reported — “the evidence we reviewed showed that the USPP cleared the park to allow a contractor to safely install anti-scale fencing in response to destruction of Federal property and injury to officers that occurred on May 30 and May 31.” Crucially, “the evidence established that relevant USPP officials had made those decisions and had begun implementing the operational plan several hours before they knew of a potential Presidential visit to the park, which occurred later that day."


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TrueTiger
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS

We need a hoax counter.


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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
Well, the damage has been done, hasn’t it? The media lies and got what they wanted.


Bulldogblitz
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
Should have used mustard gas to be literally hitler.


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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
All those SS/policemen flanking Trump armed like Commando was fricking badarse as he walked to the church


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Lambchops11
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
LINK

Thread from a few days ago.


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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
Just like Harry Reid when he lied about Mitt Romney’s tax returns.

The ends justify the means.


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LuckyTiger
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
Well yeah no shite.


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NC_Tigah
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
I'll take "Things never to be seen on PolitiFact" for $500, Alex


IslandBuckeye
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
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All of his closest advisors and numerous American officials....


...which you personally spoke to in order to determine the veracity of the claims.

You have to do better than that to defend your previous claims.

This round goes to: Trinidad.


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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
My sister in law was texting at the time that this was just like Tiananmen Square.


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thetempleowl
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
Journalists, "why don't people believe us?"

Trump, "they are the enemy of the people"

Journalists, "Trump is inciting violence!!"

How can you tell a journalist is lying?

His mouth is moving.



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the808bass
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
You linked a historian who is most known for fabricating historical events and defending Hitler. Maybe try a different source.


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AURaptor
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
Churchill woke up sober in the morning, and yet all those people were still wrong.


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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
Maybe this media needs to lose their credentials at some point and no longer be considered media but tabloid? I know Trump was a public official at the time, but I would love to see a defamation lawsuit against every outlet that ran this story.


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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
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I know Trump was a public official at the time, but I would love to see a defamation lawsuit against every outlet that ran this story.


Agreed.


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TrueTiger
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Thread from a few days ago.



good list


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the808bass
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
No. You are.


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Vacherie Saint
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
And you believed it, repeated it, and shared it. You are just as bad as the lying media. You are their tool.


roadGator
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re: Greenwald: "Teargassed" protesters for Trump imperial march complete BS
Too late.

The progstains set the lie into their truth.

They know that’s all they have to do since they have no shame and there are no consequences


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