The nightly Antifa violence in Portland, Oregon, continues four months after it started as part of nationwide rioting following the death of George Floyd in police custody, but curiously, the media coverage seems to have gone silent, according to Breitbart News.
“Remember the riots? It wasn’t too long ago that the news was filled with reports of violent protests in Portland, Seattle, Washington DC, and other cities around the nation. And then…silence. Networks and newspapers are going wall-to-wall with analyses of every syllable uttered by President Trump’s doctors as he is treated for coronavirus. Of course that’s news, but in the meantime, other news — like a continuing plague of violence in those cities and elsewhere — has virtually disappeared from the coverage,” wrote Byron York of the Washington Examiner.
“Remember when Democratic leaders and their allies in the media blamed it all on Trump?” York continued. “But with the president in a hospital 2,800 miles away, and with Democrats and media talkers consumed by other stories, the protests have continued.”
The lack of media coverage also coincided with the emergence of polls indicating that the left-wing rioting was hurting Democrat Joe Biden’s ratings.