The Intercept released a video report touting lies about the violent riots that broke out over the summer of 2020 and targeting the conservative journalists who reported on them.
“By focusing on sensational, graphic images of violence on the margins of protests and entirely ignoring peaceful demonstrators, even members of the Riot Squad who are not as far right as Schaffer have contributed to a political project: the right-wing media’s campaign to portray racial justice protests as anarchic and dangerous,” Intercept claimed.
In the media outlet’s video, a narrator details how conservative reporters made up an informal “Riot Squad” that followed the violence, destruction, vandalism, and arson that occurred in cities all over the U.S. last year. While the riots, 95 percent of which are linked to Black Lives Matter activism, caused more than $2 billion in damages from May 26 to June 8, corporate media organizations, including The Intercept, hold fast to the idea that these “protests” were “mostly peaceful.”
“…the broader picture is that Black Lives Matter protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful,” the Intercept claimed without evidence.