NPR Disinformation: GOP Payments Attacking ‘Principally Peaceable’ Protests
The Liberals were no longer angry about “restrictions” on voting, but about restrictions on the riots. They like to call them “anti-protest bills”. So Republicans are against it to vote and protest? On Friday night, titled “All Things Considered on NPR,” her segment was titled “Wave of” Anti-Protest “Invoices Could Threaten The First Change.” Anchor Mary Louise Kelly turned to the usual leftist expert to scare people at the way Republicans trample on “mostly peaceful” protests across America:
MARY LOUISE KELLY: We’re going to check in the record number of now Anti-protest bills that the Republicans introduced this year. Some have already become law. In Florida, for example, Governor Ron DeSantis signed what he calls anti-riot legislation. It includes new penalties for protesters and for local governments that cut law enforcement budgets. In Oklahoma, drivers who accidentally hit protesters now have immunity. Now these bills and other months of great proportions follow, mostly peaceful demonstrations against police brutality. And these bills are Red flags among First Amendment experts.
“Expert” is the usual description of liberal activists. In this case, it is Nick Robinson of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law who oversees all of these bills for the left, including the left that hears NPR. He claimed, “We have seen over ninety since George Floyd was assassinated last May Anti-protest bills Introduced in 35 states that undermine the right to peaceful assembly. “
They kept pounding on “peaceful” gatherings. Asked Kelly “”Are these bills constitutional? I mean, we have all read the first amendment. It protects freedom of expression. It protects people’s rights peaceful to gather. “Robinson expressed concern about non-violent protesters involved in a violent incident, that they could be charged with crimes that would result in a year in prison. That certainly sounds like a constitutional challenge. This is how NPR perceives” mostly peaceful “protesters who involved in the January 6 riot at the Capitol, or the anti-Whitmer protesters in Michigan?
Kelly stuck to her theme, “Governor DeSantis says what he signed and I quote him,” is the strongest law against looting, rioting and law enforcement in the country. “He frames this as support for the police. And I want to take note of that Most of the protests in Florida, as elsewhere in the past year, have been peaceful. There have been some cases of violence, yes, but mostly peaceful. But this is a message that will resonate with Republicans across the country.
Robinson got to the point that these bills are being challenged for “point of view discrimination” that they should target the left. They always pretend that protest is just their business, that conservatives somehow don’t protest. But what really impressed me is how NPR aggressively practices “point of view” discrimination. There is no Republican or Conservative answer to this, as in many, many NPR stories. There is a one-sided bubble.
Robinson concludes that Republicans hate “positive social change”.
ROBINSON: These bills send an intimidating message to peaceful protesters.
I think we should step back and realize that when we think about positive social change in this country – whether it’s the civil rights movement, struggles for LGBTQ rights, or women’s suffrage – it has all emerged from protest movements. And now that’s how we see these acts undermine peaceful assembly. And that is associated with considerable costs for the future of our democracy.
As usual, “democracy” is synonymous with liberal activism. Trying to contain the unrest is undermining the “peaceful gathering”. NPR is brought to you by … taxpayers.