As we learn more about the senseless SUV attack on the crowd attending a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., some liberal media outlets are energetically attempting to spin away from the suspect Darrell Brooks and his left-wing politics on social media.

That’s funny. With Kyle Rittenhouse, they quickly dug into his social-media activity. The Washington Post warned last summer that “the 17-year-old shadowed local law enforcement, filling his social media feeds with posts declaring that ‘Blue Lives Matter’ and photos of himself posing with guns.” For Brooks, the paper lamely mentioned he wrote under the name MathBoi Fly and that “after multiple legal battles,” he “started turning the life he lived in the streets into music.”

On Thanksgiving, USA Today’s front page explored the politics of “vehicle ramming.” But the paper shifted the scrutiny back to people who resent Black Lives Matter protests, especially the protesters that block roads and threaten drivers and passengers with violence.

Reporter Dennis Wagner wrote: “Weaponizing of vehicles is a practice sometimes used by terrorists abroad. But the wanton attacks have also surged in the United States. The increase began after the police murder of George Floyd prompted Black Lives Matter demonstrations, which in turn prompted angry or fearful motorists to run over protesters.”

This framing makes it sound like protesters are “peaceful” and not “angry” and pose no threat. Wagner added, “A Boston Globe survey identified at least 139 incidents in which vehicles ran into crowds of demonstrators since Floyd’s death in May 2020. Fewer than half resulted in criminal charges.”

Police investigate after a vehicle plowed through the Christmas Parade, leaving multiple people injured in Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S. November 21, 2021.
Six people were killed when a vehicle plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., on Nov. 21, 2021.

Really? The original Globe story appeared on Halloween by reporter Jess Bidgood, who sounds more like an opinion…

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