Corporate Media Smears Inspector General After He Debunks Their Bogus Trump Narrative

Corporate Media Smears Inspector General After He Debunks Their Bogus Trump Narrative

Members of the corrupt corporate media are smearing the inspector general of the U.S. Department of the Interior after his most recent report debunked their bogus narrative that former President Donald Trump ordered law enforcement to clear protesters so he could pose for a photo during last year’s summer of rage.

News broke this week that an investigation by the inspector general indicated U.S. Park Police did not clear Lafayette Park early last June to accommodate Trump. The report completely shattered the corporate media and Democrats’ prolific but false theory that Trump directed law enforcement officers to forcefully expel peaceful protesters away from the area so he could pose for a photo in front of St. John’s Church.

Even though the report and Inspector General Mark Greenblatt indicate that “the [U.S. Park Police] cleared the park to allow a contractor to safely install antiscale fencing in response to the destruction of federal property and injury to officers that occurred on May 30 and May 31,” some reporters and anchors couldn’t let go of the lies they held onto for more than a year.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough used his TV time on Thursday morning to claim that “the headlines from some of our friends and the panting and heavy breathing after this report came out is laughable” and that “the IG himself said this report is not dispositive.”

“If it makes you feel better seizing onto a report that doesn’t cover the entire event and completely ignoring what [Bill Barr] said, you go with that,” Scarborough said. “But that’s awfully thin gruel, if that’s what you’re relying on, awfully thin gruel. Good luck with that.”

CNN’s Jim Acosta took doubting the report one step further and accused Greenblatt of sucking up to Trump.

“As I read the report you wondered if [the IG] was auditioning to become inspector general at Mar-a-Lago. This was almost a whitewash,” he said.

Acosta also continued to push the debunked tear gas narrative by pretending the White House was involved in the Metropolitan Police Department’s decision to use the chemical munition, even though it is a completely different law enforcement agency than Park Police.

“You could hear the Park Police and other federal forces, D.C. police clearing that park — they were violently pummeling protesters, tear-gassing protesters. Remember at the time the White House was telling us, ‘Oh, we didn’t use tear gas.’ The D.C. police were using tear gas,” Acosta said.

As noted by The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway last June, the corrupt corporate media “spun a tale of violent, jack-booted cops running rampant through the streets over innocent docile protesters, using tear gas to clear the area.”

“It turns out none of that was true,” she explained. “Every single major media outlet falsely reported that Park Police were unprovoked when they used ‘tear gas’ to clear the area. If any of that were true, it might mark the first time in history that cops without gas masks launched tear gas in an area that the president of the United States easily walked through minutes later.”

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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