The Intercept Accosts Conservative Journalists for BLM Coverage; Right Media Responds

Headline Roundup May 14th, 2021

The Intercept (Left bias) released a video and an article on Thursday criticizing journalists for the Daily Caller, Townhall and other right-rated news outlets for their coverage of protests and riots during the summer of 2020. The Intercept's article accuses "members of an informal club of right-wing video journalists" of distorting reality around the civil unrest and stoking "the conservative media’s hunger for images of destruction and violence on the margins of left-wing protests." The Intercept piece received significant blowback from the right side of the media, with many accusing the writers of advancing politically-motivated disdain instead of legitimate news. Intercept founder Glenn Greenwald, who has since left the outlet, accused the "two white male reporters" who wrote the piece of singling out journalists of color.

The story was barely covered by any left- and center-rated outlets as of Friday morning. It was much bigger news in right-rated outlets, where most were highly critical of The Intercept for publishing the piece and defensive of the protest and riot coverage from the right-rated journalists.

The Intercept Accosts Conservative Journalists for BLM Coverage; Right Media Responds

From the Left
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OPINION

THE SOUND OF glass breaking, on Inauguration Day in Portland, Oregon, was music to the ears of Julio Rosas, a young video journalist.

That’s because Rosas, who works for the right-wing website Townhall, specializes in shooting viral video of mayhem at left-wing protests. On this day, black-clad, anti-capitalist protesters were attacking a Democratic Party office, and Rosas managed to record them from close range without being spotted.

Within minutes of the vandalism, by a handful of activists who broke off from a small #J20 march, Rosas posted his video on...

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From the Left
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ANALYSIS

Glenn Greenwald took to Twitter on Thursday to criticize the publication he co-founded for attacking a group of conservative reporters who recorded last year’s racial protests.

“The Intercept is now actively targeting two journalists of color,” Greenwald wrote. “They have two white male reporters here putting a target on their backs for the crime of reporting on Antifa riots. This is genuinely disgusting and dangerous. Press freedom groups should condemn this.”

He was referencing a column published Thursday morning by the publication’s Robert Mackey and Travis Mannon in which the...

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From the Right
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ANALYSIS

If you were lucky enough to get off the Internet for any extended period of time early last summer, you probably would have had no idea that cities across the country were being consumed by political violence on a scale unseen since the 1960s.

If, in May and June, you limited your media diet to the major newspapers, CNN and MSNBC, you would have been unaware that intense property damage and physical violence was being perpetrated by rioters each and every night in Kenosha, Wis., Portland, Ore., and just about...

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