PBS Reporter Tries And Fails To Fact-Check Trump For Claiming Rioters Are ‘Anarchists’

PBS Reporter Tries And Fails To Fact-Check Trump For Claiming Rioters Are ‘Anarchists’

PBS News White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor tried to fact-check President Donald Trump Sunday on whether the rioters burning the nation’s cities to the ground are “anarchists.”

“‘These people are anarchists,’ President Trump says without providing any evidence,” Alcindor tweeted, as if the violent demonstrations themselves setting cities ablaze weren’t self-evident to anyone who has turned on the television last week or even attended the protests, as Alcindor did.

An anarchist is anyone who believes in or tries to bring about anarchy, which we have seen on the streets in cities across the country. Here’s some evidence Alcindor seems to have missed in her comprehensive objective reporting for a government-funded news outlet:

In fact, an examination of Alcindor’s Twitter feed reads more as a glowing profile of the protests featuring endless condemnation of police while rioters savage American cities.

Alcindor’s downplaying of the epidemic outbreak of violence sweeping the nation in favor of the demonstrators should come at no surprise to anyone familiar with her own history of providing woke partisan commentary. This is the same reporter who accused the black U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams of being racist and perpetuated Chinese Communist Party talking points during White House coronavirus task force briefings earlier this year.

“There are some, at least one White House official who used the term ‘KungFlu’ referring to the fact that this virus started in China. Is that acceptable? Is it wrong?” Alcindor asked without ever naming the person she was referring to.

“No, not at all,” Trump said. “It comes from China.”

Never mind that it’s common practice to name novel diseases based on facts related to their first outbreak. Here’s a list of 17 diseases named after places or people.

Alcindor’s partisan reporting has also leaked into other every other areas of coverage where she continues the common practice of masquerading as an objective journalist inside the beltway. She was one of many reporters to breathlessly prop up Russiagate conspiracies and billed Trump’s visit with troops in the Middle East as nothing more than a political rally.

Her focused line of attack however, always appears to return to race.

In 2018, Alcindor accused support for government policies in the national interest as being racist.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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