Dishonest Press Pushes Phony “Umbrella Man” Story to Hide Truth of Riots
July 30, 2020 (1y ago)

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Yesterday, the press breathlessly trumpeted that a suspect had been found in the case of the “Umbrella Man,” who was recorded on video smashing the windows of an AutoZone on May 27, the second day of the George Floyd riots.

According to an affidavit (which is still unproven, without even an arrest to support it), Umbrella Man is a member of the Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood, a minor prison and motorcycle gang.

The potential arrest of a man who may have broken some windows was deemed worthy of coverage by The Washington Post, CNN, and The New York Times. Even international outlets like the BBC and National Post were very interested in Minneapolis’s broken-windows investigation. It’s not because any of them suddenly care about law and order. Neither The New York Times nor The Washington Post ever dedicated a single news article to retired police officer David Dorn, murdered in St. Louis while defending a friend’s store from looters.

David Dorn

There is only one reason for their boundless enthusiasm. It’s an effort to set a narrative. This line in The New York Times is typical:

Erika Christensen, an arson investigator with the Minneapolis police, wrote in the affidavit that the vandalism “created an atmosphere of hostility and tension” two days after Mr. Floyd’s death. It unleashed a chain reaction of arson and looting in the Twin Cities, she wrote, after protests had been relatively peaceful.

Just about every article includes something like the line above. All of them have the same purpose: Promoting the idea that Umbrella Man is directly responsible for the George Floyd riots. By extension, the right and its supporters (i.e., you) are to blame for all the murder and destruction of the last month. The left and its voters, which actually committed the arson and looting, are blameless.

This story is fake, not because Umbrella Man has been falsely identified, but because it doesn’t matter. The riots in Minneapolis were not started by one man with an umbrella. They were started by left-wing agitators who attacked a police precinct, smashing windows and damaging cop cars:

At about 6 p.m., the protest turned into a march towards the 3rd Precinct, where it is believed that the officers worked. A much smaller group than the initial protest started vandalizing the building, shattering a window and spray painting squad cars.

That local news report was from May 26th, the very first day of agitation over George Floyd, and an entire day before Umbrella Man smashed a single window. The George Floyd riots were never “peaceful.” They involved destruction rioting, and yes, smashed windows from the very beginning. All over Minneapolis and in cities across the country, the story was the same: “Peaceful” protesters gave cover to violent opportunists, while politicians abandoned their own citizens and attacked their own police departments to placate them. Blaming Umbrella Man for the riots is worse than a cop-out: It’s an act of political defamation, blaming the ideological opponents of rioting for destruction the left spent weeks giddily defending.

The press made its feelings clear weeks ago. On June 2nd, New York Times race hustler Nikole Hannah-Jones lectured CBS News viewers that destroying public property was not a form of violence:

That very same day, the paper’s “news” division reported on “the violence that marred the peaceful protests” of the previous weekend.

Now, two months later, the press’s lies are obvious. Rather than admit the truth, they’re trying to cover it with another lie.

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Art Hale
1 year ago

The left wing press and politicians have rendered themselves biased and not trustworthy. Is this what the founders envisioned when they designed free speech to empower a free press, I think not!

Mike D
1 year ago

so the liberal sheep in the media will try and pull a benghazi type redirection of blame to see if it sticks…

Wolf Strike
1 year ago

Daily, America witnesses not only the obvious Leftist controlled and manipulated riots raging violently across the country but also the outright lies, fabrications, and relentless twisted Orwellian Newspeak of the Mainstream Marxist Media.
By intentionally backing and promoting a false narrative that these violent and traumatic riots are somehow, “mostly peaceful protests”, the Marxist Media have instantly indicted themselves as open collaborators to a Marxist movement bent on the destruction of our nation. The media are in effect the enemy of the American people and all that we stand for in this world.
Because the media are collaborators to an ideology that openly calls for the destruction of our nation, they will be held accountable for the part they are playing in the attempted destruction of our nation.
By its very nature, since its dark inception by Karl Marx, Socialism was and will always be the living ideological embodiment of evil. A conservative estimate is that Marxism-Socialism-Communism has outright exterminated well over 120 million human beings over the last 120+ years and humanity still has not learned this bitter and bloody lesson. Socialism is the polite word for Marxism and Marxism is the polite word for Communism; it all reeks of an insanely self-destructive and poisonous ideology that is cancer to humanity and a threat to our entire Civilization.
What we are facing is a death cult, extraordinarily evil and sinister in its nature and the pure expression of humanity’s dark side.
If America does not soon awaken to this existential threat, we will be soon staring into the abyss of irreversible nation destruction.

Garrett Phillips
1 year ago

This story gets shadier. After Umbrella Man did his hammer work, he turned a corner into a parking lot. An agitated black man carrying a pizza box is filmed yelling at Umbrella Man, apparently accusing him of being a cop. They both appear agitated. Minutes later, the same two men are filmed casually walking along in the same area, the pizza box now carried at the black man’s side for some odd reason. In other words, the whole scene appears to be a stunt to make Umbrella Man appear to be either a cop or a white nationalist of some sort. Dig a little and these details can be found.

1 year ago

You are spot on! If we have learned anything the past 4 years. It is this, never rush to a decision based on the original story line from the lying media. Russia hoax, peegate, Steele Dossier, Impeachment, Covington Catholic boys and on and on. My guess is this nothing more than a set up.

Ray Sampson
1 year ago

You gotta remember that the ultimate mission of the Lib-Turd press as well as BLM, Anti-fa, etc., is the removal of Donald Trump from Office. In that regard they will say or do anything to accomplish their goal. Lying, Rioting, Murder, Looting , Burning even Self-Immolation are considered quite acceptable tactics by these extreme lunatics.

Richard Heinrich
1 year ago

Here’s hoping you are a organization for truth, justice and the American Way and remain so, Good Luck!

August West
1 year ago

Yeah it seems to good to be true but guess we will see.

Patrick Burke
1 year ago

It’s about time.

1 year ago

So the MSM finally believes in the “broken window” theory…

1 year ago

1. Reminiscent of Susan Rice’s go-round on the MSM’s Sunday news shows:

-A video that no one saw caused the Benghazi Embassy attack!

And just like that, an unknown content creator immediately went to federal prison. For years.

2. Bye-bye, Drudge!

August West
1 year ago

So far I’m impressed. I say all the time we need diversity in the media. There’s too many Marxist jew controlled and owned media. Hopefully you’re not one of them.

August West
1 year ago

The Marxist jews did the same things in Russia leading up to the October revolution that’s happening today. Marxist jews are a threat, a clear danger. And liberals enable them. Study the past to understand today. We must stand up and fight. Make sacrifices when the time comes. Read, read, read, and read more concerning Russia and the millions muredered by the communist pig jews.

terry j
1 year ago


Edo Tokyo
1 year ago

Why are liberals so myopic? “Buildings can be replaced.” Yes, but what about the psychological damage of the residents who have to live with the mess & wonder when things will be repaired? Where will they now get their groceries and medications? What about the people out of work until the looted businesses are restored, if they ever are? Where is the money going to come from? Wouldn’t millions of dollars be better spent on educational or welfare programs instead of repairing the damage done by destructive “useless idiots”? There is no justification for what has been going on for 2 months now. If you think “revenge justice” is the way to resolve problems in the US, it only reflects what a vindictive, malicious person you are. Is this why NYC is putting homeless people in luxury hotels? Allowing drug addicts to indulge freely in Times Square? Is safety & security to become a luxury for the wealthy because such an environment is not a taxpayer’s right but a privilege, like the Minneapolis councilwoman said?

The problem with liberals is they want to push everything down to the lowest common denominator. Conservatives instead seek to lift people up by aspiring to better themselves. There will always be inequality because life is not fair. The question is do you want to encourage success or squash it?

Sorry, I think I got a little off track there!

1 year ago

Continuously hard to understand how the mob got excited by the drug overdose death of a guy so far gone he was stuffing a cocktail of three powerful and illegal drugs up his ass to get a bigger high.

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