Rendez-Vous with Reality

By Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

In a Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Editorial published on August 10, 2020, the team addressed the continuing violence in major U.S. cities.

The press has been playing defense for Portland anarchists for weeks, suggesting riots and arson against a federal courthouse were provoked by federal agents protecting it…..

So much for that. Over the weekend Portland police were forced to declare two riots….

The narrative of peaceful protesters set upon by bloodthirsty law enforcement officers in Portland is becoming unsustainable even for progressives.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who ostentatiously denounced the Trump Administration’s efforts to protect the federal courthouse, had a rendezvous with reality after people tried to set ablaze a police precinct on Wednesday night.

“When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people that you have intentionally trapped inside,” he said, “you are not demonstrating. You are attempting to commit murder.”

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