I'm a cynical old conservative who's seen a lot, and even I am taken aback when I see the news media lying about something I've seen with my own eyes.
A Reuters report is headlined on CBS: "Black Lives Matter protestors cut off Donald Trump in North Carolina."
A single vulgar word is the most accurate response, but in a perhaps vain attempt to uphold some standards, I'll only say: that report can only be a deliberate attempt to mislead Americans.
I was there. I was even much closer to Trump than the official media representatives. The Reuters account is wrong.
At several points, some jerks with signs interrupted Trump by shouting. They were booed by the crowd — but the booing was less angry that what you will hear at most sporting events.
First, it is one more indication that Black Lives Matter is a proto-fascist movement. The street fighters and mobs are merely the first symptom that democracy is under attack. Some people wanted to hear Trump, many, I would guess, out of curiosity. If he was truly a bad man, the Left should want him to open his mouth more often so people could discern the truth about him.
So the demonstrations showed:
- Black Lives Matter is inherently anti-democratic. They do not believe that ordinary people can or should make their own judgements.
- Trump must be a real threat to them. The protests only underscored Trump's claims. That they cared enough only added to his credibility.
As I wrote on my own blog, it also highlights the incompetence of the Left. The protests only added a bit of drama to the scene that underscored Trump's messages, and fired up the crowd.
The Reuters report said he got annoyed. Frankly, I think he gets annoyed a lot anyway. Most of the time, he just grinned smugly while the protestors were hustled out. Rather than break up his talk, the interludes gave him time to rest. His voice was hoarse, and apparently he is not a person who switches easily to a soft tone.
If his remarks were shorter than usual, it may be that he just wanted to conserve his vocal chords.
Anyway, among other things, Reuters doesn't grasp what it is Trump does. He doesn't have a set talk; he riffs on events, throwing out a lot of his tag lines. There's no structure; there's no timeline. He's, obviously, not your typical pol. He is there to galvanize supporters, not bore them with PowerPoint presentations. He's more like a comedian or musician who comes out, plays some of his big hits, improvises a little, does an encore or two, then get on the bus for the next show.
BTW, Trump called this in advance. He said the media would make a big deal out of the protestors, and that they would mock him no matter what he did: as scary if he threw them out, as weak if he didn't.
In other words, this report is bogus. It's plainly a deliberate attempt to distort the news. I was there, however. I can assure you this report is a fraud.