(Liberty Bell) – In the wake of the “Million MAGA March” that took place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to show support for President Donald Trump, the satirical Christian website Babylon Bee ran a spoof headline declaring that “Media Confused By Completely Peaceful Protest.”
This is definitely good for a few laughs…only it appears that it’s hardly satire.
The media was confused by the “all the way peaceful” protest…and so they apparently decided to try to make it appear anything but.
Ellison Barber of MSNBC, reporting from a clearly completely peaceful protest, seems to have gotten triggered by chants of “fake news!” aimed in her direction and tried to claim, on air, that the march was “hostile” as a result.
BizPac Review notes that everything was “perfectly fine” at first as she seemed geared up to give a plain, honest report from the scene.
“If you look back here, you can see the crowd. It’s hard to see exactly how far they go back there through the buildings, but if you take a look in here, you can see all of the flags. It gives you a sense of just how deep and how far back this crowd goes,” she shared.
She explained that she’d met a woman from Florida who’d driven up for the occasion to protest “what she believed is a fraudulent, unfair, inaccurate election,” and then noted that people were still gathered behind her.
However, this is where her meager attempt at honest journalism got derailed.
“This is an event that was organized by a number of different groups. We started seeing posts on social media. It seemed to originate with a group known as the Proud Boys saying that they wanted people to come out to this rally,” she said.
She explained, erroneously, that President Donald Trump had mentioned the Proud Boys during the first presidential debate and characterized them as a “far-right extremist group,” which is hardly accurate.
BPR notes that it was Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden who first mentioned the Proud Boys at the debate and, in reality, the group is simply pro-free-speech, pro-liberty, and far from “white supremacist” as claimed by many of Barber’s colleagues.
Their leader, in fact, is a black, Cuban man.
Wallace said the Proud Boys. They are not a white supremacist group and so it was impossible to answer yes or no. And they knew that. They are a multiracial group.https://t.co/c3DlJAW1ZD
— Grace Allen (@amazinggrace4u2) October 2, 2020
Apparently overhearing her pathetic attempt at “journalism,” the crowd began to chant “fake news.”
Hilariously, Barber then claimed she was being chased.
“The crowd here is chanting ‘fake news, fake news.’ They’re not fans of ours, as you can tell. That’s fine so long as they give us a little bit of space. It’s hostile here, at least for us. They’re following us and chasing us as we walk further back,” she declared.
No, she wasn’t.
BPR notes, “For a glimpse of what it feels like to genuinely be chased by unpeaceful hooligans, take a glimpse at the following video footage of left-wing extremists — likely the type who watch MSNBC — chasing and attacking Trump supporters young and old alike.”
DC: Trump supporters attacked by Antifa and BLM
Antifa and BLM hit, throw eggs and unknown liquids at Trump Supporters walking through BLM Plaza
You can hear see and hear the female Trump Supporter cry in fear pic.twitter.com/No1QDp4KLd
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) November 14, 2020
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