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.
“These people are anarchists,” President Trump says without providing any evidence. https://t.co/P7HGwsbKWD
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 31, 2020
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:
This is the moment when Minneapolis police officers abandoned the 3rd precinct building. Rioters chased them as they left and continued to throw objects at the police vehicles. pic.twitter.com/KoxAAYiUIN
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 29, 2020
Protesters have tried again and have burned more of the American flag. pic.twitter.com/JJ4Vk6gtFE
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 28, 2020
"There is no police presence whatsoever at this time."
– CNN's Sara Sidner is in Minneapolis as protests over the death of George Floyd continue despite a curfew. https://t.co/DSH00myu7m pic.twitter.com/B7Jq2f2JVL
— Don Lemon Tonight (@DonLemonTonight) May 30, 2020
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.”
PBS Reporter Yamiche Alcindor: At least one White House official used the term Kung Flu…
Trump: Say the term again.
Alcindor: A person at the White House used the term Kung Flu…
Trump: Just the term.
Alcindor: My question is…
Trump: Kung flu?
Alcindor: Kung Flu. pic.twitter.com/6nRxdyQnUd
— August Takala (@RudyTakala) March 18, 2020
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.
President Trump to @Yamiche: "That's a racist question." pic.twitter.com/4bgrMjQFZk
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 7, 2018