One Week After Condemning Trump Church ‘Photo-Op,’ Media Praises Pelosi Kneeling

One Week After Condemning Trump Church ‘Photo-Op,’ Media Praises Pelosi Kneeling

One week after endless condemnation of President Donald Trump’s visit to a historic church across from the White House as nothing more than a dictatorial photo-op created by clearing protestors to make way for the emperor, the media has run wild with rampant praise of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s courageous tribute to collective white guilt in the U.S. Capitol.

“Open your eyes, America. Open your eyes! We are teetering on a dictatorship. This is chaos!” CNN’s Don Lemon, 54, shouted in a very calm and reasoned analysis as Trump held up the bible in front of the damaged church from previous night’s rioting. “Is the president declaring war on Americans?!”

Unsurprisingly, the rest of the media followed suit, charging Trump with ordering the use of tear gas to disperse a mythologically peaceful crowd just so the president could pose with a bible at the church, despite no such tear gas being deployed.

“Park Police Tear Gas Peaceful Protestors To Clear Way For Trump Church Photo-Op,” headlined a piece in NPR.

“Tear Gas Clears Path for Trump to Visit Church,” headlined another in the New York Times.

“Inside the push to tear-gas protestors ahead of a Trump photo op,” wrote resistance-led Washington Post.

The list of examples is virtually endless in the media’s latest case study on bias where the formula has become standard routine: D.C. reporters masquerading as “objective journalists” paint the “reality TV president” as a tyrannical despot hellbent on the destruction of norms for the sake of appearance. The public meanwhile, buys into the mainstream narrative deepening divisions.

Fast-forward to one week later when Speaker Pelosi stages an actual photo-op to atone for generational white sins while wearing kente cloth, and Democratic lawmakers are paraded as righteous heroes in the cause for social justice.

“Democrats take knee in US Congress in George Floyd tribute,” headlined Yahoo News.

“Pelosi and Schumer kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to mourn George Floyd,” headlined the New York Daily News.

“Congressional Democrats take a knee as they observe a nearly nine minute moment of silence for George Floyd at Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol,” wrote ABC News.

There was no mention of any kind of photo op.

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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