Another weekend of bedlam, rioting, and arson in a major American city.
This time the lawlessness broke out in Atlanta. The rioting and violence began Saturday night as Antifa activists shattered windows, torched a police car, and vandalized businesses after a climate activist was killed in a shootout with police. Six people have been arrested on charges of domestic terrorism and some of the young idealists were carrying explosives. (These are the same people who favor gun control.)
The media has paid scant attention to the violence. Why?
These left-wing radicals are largely from well-to-do families, and many are the very face of “white privilege.” This was a rich kid’s temper tantrum. Rebels without a cause.
During Saturday’s rally, masked militants dressed head to toe in black marched in the streets, shouting: “If you build it, we will burn it.” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said some of the six arrested “were found with explosives on them. You heard that correctly, explosives.”
The unrest has spread to Boston, Lansing, Michigan, and – yet again – Portland.
Earlier this week, we highlighted in the HOTLINE the double standard between how those arrested at or near the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, have been held without bail compared to the Antifa and Black Lives Matter protestors who burned down several buildings in Washington D.C. after the killing of George Floyd in May 2020.
The stunning failure of the national media to fully report the violence in Atlanta and other cities is yet another reason why only a third of the public tells pollsters they have “a great deal of trust” in what the media reports.