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May 28, 2020

NBC Bans Reporters From Using the Word "Riots' To Refer to The Minnesota Riots

Okay.

NBC is prohibiting reporters from using the word "riot" in its coverage of violent outbursts in Minnesota that have occurred in response to the killing of George Floyd.

“While the situation on the ground in Minneapolis is fluid, and there has been violence, it is most accurate at this time to describe what is happening there as 'protests'-not riots," NBC host Craig Melvin wrote on Twitter Thursday.

Okay, that's fine, but check out FoxNews, during the hours controlled by the Christ Wallace/Chris Stirewalt liberal "News Division," and see if anyone on Fox says "riots."

I saw chyrons on Fox through the day that repeatedly called riots "protests."

On Fox. Which is just CNN with fat, red-faced male anchors.

The only difference between NBC and Fox is that NBC is being transparent about its censorship/euphemism -- whereas Fox gives these orders behind the scenes, and threatens to fire reporters and contributors for breaking the rules and, I'd imagine, even exposing the existance of the rules.

NBC, as biased and leftwing as it is, is clearly announcing its censorship policies here.

Is Fox doing the same? Or hiding them, because they know their audience will abandon them en masse if the truth that they're a fundamentally progressive/neoliberal organization is permitted to come out?

Yup:

Lou Dobbs asked reporter Mike Tobin about not calling the rioters rioters (Tobin was calling them demonstators) but Tobin kind of tried to change the subject.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

The orders have gone out from the Neoliberal Brain Trust at Fox.

Secret orders, though! Shhhhh! We neoliberals are making a lot of money off these stupid deplorable rubes!


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