The Media Continues Its Spin on BLM Protests

2020 July 17
by bc3b

Which of the following is NOT a factor in the COVID-19 spike?

  • A. Church attendance
  • B. Shopping at Kroger, Publix, Safeway
  • C. BLM protests, riots, looting
  • D. Eating in restaurants, bars, etc
  • E. Trump rallies
  • F. Family cookouts/barbecues

If you selected answer C. BLM protests, riots, looting you would be right, according to the mainstream media.  Once again CNN and its leftist comrades are going through all sorts of contortions to claim the BLM protests, riots, looting have nothing to do with the COVID-19 spike. All the other above answers do.

Wuhan coronavirus cases are on the rise nationwide, but don’t you dare blame Black Lives Matter protesters. Or rioters. Or whatever you want to call them. That’s the sanctioned media narrative being pushed by Vox, Slate, Buzzfeed, NBC News, and more.

While claiming that a new cellphone GPS tracking study proves their point, the publications instead blame claim that the spikes are in states/counties that are reopening bars and restaurants so you can’t trace new cases to any protests that might have occurred in those areas. The messaging consistency here is something to behold. From Vox:

As the Black Lives Matter protests against systemic racism and police brutality picked up in late May and early June, public health experts acknowledged there was a risk the large demonstrations could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Nearly a month later, Covid-19 diagnoses are climbing….But multiple analyses suggest the protests are not to blame, according to what we know so far.

So what is causing the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases, which led to the US hitting its highest number of daily new cases ever this week? Experts pointed to states reopening, particularly allowing indoor gatherings — at bars, restaurants, barbershops, workplaces, and so on — in which the coronavirus is more likely to spread.

Buzzfeed claims:

Even though the Black Lives Matter protests don’t seem to have triggered a spike in coronavirus transmission, new cases are now surging in states across the South and West of the country. For the most part, these increases started before the protests began, and seem to have been driven by efforts to reopen states’ economies and public gatherings that happened around Memorial Day weekend in late May.

And then we have this from Slate:

Nor have there been sudden surges in several other cities where large demonstrations were held, including Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed and the first protests erupted, and Philadelphia. Spikes have occurred elsewhere—especially Texas, Arizona, Florida, and California—but they coincided with the reopening of bars, restaurants, and other indoor establishments, making it hard to trace the upticks to the protests.

Well, there’s a reason for that! As we covered last week, LA County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer repeatedly told the public that if they participated in protests they should get tested for Wuhan flu, but that they wouldn’t be asked if they’d participated. Also, we know that NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio specifically instructed contact tracers not to ask those who tested positive if they’d participated in protests. This is likely the practice in other Democrat-run cities. So, the necessary data to definitively show what might cause a spike in cases was never gathered.

Despite her aversion to blaming anything on these courageous revolutionary protesters (sarcasm), Ferrer said Monday that it’s “highly likely” LA County’s recent spike in cases was due to the protests/riots. Positive coronavirus cases among LAPD officers rose 21 percent over the last week, which Chief Michel Moore said were likely caused by the “challenging conditions” his officers faced while responding to the riots.

But, yeah, let’s blame all of that on reopening of bars and restaurants. It’s easy to do when you refuse to collect the relevant data.

Meanwhile, the NY Times (home of Walter Duranty) claims the increase is due to – you’ve got it – church attendance.

My church is a relatively large Catholic suburban parish (2,200 families). The church holds 800 – 1,000 people. Since reopening, the parish has two masses (down from four). Mass attendance is limited to 120. To attend, you must RSVP online, selecting an arrival time (e.g. 4:30-4:40, 4:40-4:50 or 4:50-5:00 for the 5:00 Saturday mass). There is a limit to 40 people per signup time. Attendees are required to wear masks throughout the service. A six foot distance is required by attendees receiving communion. Dismissal is also by row.

Most grocery stores have one-way aisles with arrows taped to the floor and 6-foot distancing marked off at the deli and checkout.

In New York City, home of COVID-19 in the US, COVID-19 trackers are not permitted to ask people who test positive if they have attended a BLM protest, riot or looting session.

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46 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 July 17 3:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    From the previous thread:


    Seems like the mob can’t be conciliated.
    Here’s the NYC police chief, during pandering and after

  2. 2020 July 17 3:17 am
    bc3b permalink

    From the previous thread:

    mpt –

    Any thoughts on what exactly is happening here? This is from Portland, I believe last night.

    It’s kind of strange. The person being detained puts their hands behind their back and is escorted away that way without any resistance. Then is put into a gold minivan that looks like it’s their mom’s car rather than anything federal officers might drive.

  3. 2020 July 17 4:06 am
    bc3b permalink

    Miss Swimsuit UK stripped of title because she and her boyfriend are not politically correct:

    Guys, I think you want to check Jasmine Archer-Jones out – just out of intellectual curiosity of course.

  4. 2020 July 17 4:08 am
    bc3b permalink

    Back on topic: Philly Mayor Bans Everything but BLM Protests:

    The ban supposedly goes through February 28, 2021 so I presume it would apply to Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and 76ers games.

  5. 2020 July 17 6:19 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Remember this when you think you are having a bad day —

  6. 2020 July 17 6:25 am
    drdog09 permalink

    The King on suicide watch?

  7. 2020 July 17 6:25 am
    justrand permalink

    pretty much EVERY “spike” in Civid-19 cases came in cities with massive protests. Those people then went out and infected people elsewhere. But as bc3b notes, the media see NO connection

  8. 2020 July 17 7:33 am

    Stop calling them protests. They are riots, or Biden campaign events, not protests.

  9. 2020 July 17 7:36 am

    3 – Model with 1/2 a brain, must be silenced.

  10. 2020 July 17 8:50 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #6 –

    The only thing that surprises me is that Oregon and Washington aren’t some shade of blue

  11. 2020 July 17 9:12 am
    mpt permalink



  12. 2020 July 17 9:16 am
    justrand permalink

    Oregon and Washington are both TWO States, East & West. And the Western parts are Mainly Portland & Seattle. California is also VERY divided, just not as cleanly as Oregon and Washington.

    Eastern Oregon & Washington should join with Northern & Eastern California and merge with Idaho!!! Which could happen when the country falls apart. Soon.

  13. 2020 July 17 9:20 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #13 –

    The same could be said of Illinois, New York and New Jersey (upstate New York vs. NYC and North Jersey vs. South Jersey, Metro Chicago vs. downstate). Massachusetts. Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware and Maryland have pretty much been taken over by @$$holes.

  14. 2020 July 17 10:43 am

    Another thing I don’t see mentioned enough Oregon and WA prime case of why mail-in voting is a bad idea. Both are lost forever.

  15. 2020 July 17 10:55 am
    justrand permalink

  16. 2020 July 17 11:25 am

    16 Certain gov “leaders” need to literally hang or have accidents or will never end.

  17. 2020 July 17 11:35 am
    drdog09 permalink


    They lost one argument FOR doing nothing — Federal aid scam. But Feds have already telegraphed their answer to that by denying Whitmer Fed support. So now it is down to pure politics.

    As an ole meme says — “Me and my homies would be stacking bodies about now.”

  18. 2020 July 17 11:49 am

    BLM types would be a good source of protein for soylent green.

  19. 2020 July 17 12:09 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Alpuh Cheeno (Top 1%


    Cops protecting a mural for a movement that hates cops. Wow the irony. And BLM wants to defund and abolish police, but it’s ok for police to protect THEIR mural?? This world has gone mad.
    8:23 PM · Jul 16, 2020

  20. 2020 July 17 12:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Time for King Eyeore to predict Lie-A-Watha again?

    Las Vegas Implied Probability (as of 7/15/20)
    Harris: 46.5%
    Rice: 26.7%
    Demings: 9.1%
    Warren: 5.9%
    M. Obama: 4.4%
    Bottoms: 2.4%
    Grisham: 2.4
    Abrams: 1.2%

  21. 2020 July 17 12:50 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “The only thing that surprises me is that Oregon and Washington aren’t some shade of blue”

    They’ll still vote for Biden but yeah. He’s WAY too right wing for them, it’s just that the alternative is “Trump”.

    I recall being a leftie and voting for Jimmuh Carter. I thought “ewww!”. He was White, Southern, a Christian, ex-Military … I mean, just wow. Four years later, I couldn’t wait to get in line to vote for Ron. Thanks, Peanut Farmer, you caused the scales to fall from my eyes!

  22. 2020 July 17 1:16 pm
    bc3b permalink

    MLB to use fake crowd noise for games in empty stadiums:

  23. 2020 July 17 1:22 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Interesting on-goings in Portland, perhaps related to mpt’s question in comment 2.

  24. 2020 July 17 1:35 pm
    Eph permalink

    26 DR.

    I stopped reading after the “blue wave 2018” comment.

    No need to continue after that.

  25. 2020 July 17 1:36 pm
    Eph permalink

    24 BC,


    None of the others make sense.

  26. 2020 July 17 1:49 pm

    27 – What a pathetic fking joke.

  27. 2020 July 17 1:51 pm

    23- 10 days later and not a peep in about it in the wider press left or right.

  28. 2020 July 17 1:52 pm

    Ruth confirms liver cancer is supposedly back.

  29. 2020 July 17 1:54 pm

    More lies from FL – motor cycle death from accident listed as corona death.

  30. 2020 July 17 1:59 pm

    ….and canceled, strikes me of kind of a pussy he didn’t force a termination though I don’t know the whole story, maybe package was involved.

  31. 2020 July 17 2:04 pm
    Eph permalink

    35. LMAO!

    That’s awesome.

  32. 2020 July 17 2:07 pm

    o contributions to BLM are funneled through ActBlue, the major resource for Democrat donations, and then funneled to an organization ran by a member of the Weather Underground terrorist group.
    What we can report today is that ActBlue in Texas is paying, not only candidates, but thousands of other unidentified individuals.

    Per a review of ActBlue Texas disbursements via the website, there are hundreds of individuals being paid by ActBlue Texas for similar small amounts (e.g. $300 or $250) who are not candidates running for office. In total, ActBlue Texas has paid out $9.6 million in disbursements. We have no idea who most these people are.

    Totally not for a days pay to coordinate chaos of course.

  33. 2020 July 17 2:39 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Another black man starts shooting white people, this time in Indiana. Fortunately a concealed permit holder put an end to it, only one victim died and the perp in dead:.

  34. 2020 July 17 2:47 pm

    39 – Yeah I posed that yesterday and how it got zero coverage of course.

  35. 2020 July 17 4:50 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Advice for RBG:
    “Liberal White Privilege is refusing to give up your seat to a conservative Person Of Color”

    C’mon, Ruthie, hang it up!

  36. 2020 July 17 5:29 pm

    41. She will never hang it up voluntarily.

  37. 2020 July 17 7:12 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Anybody up for a commodity play in the market? — Half of China’s farming districts are underwater and by the time things clear, it will be too late to plant crops.

  38. 2020 July 17 8:19 pm

    Karma is a bitch. They have a large population, they can eat each other.

  39. 2020 July 17 9:27 pm
    mpt permalink

    #44, considering the industrial waste that is mixed with the floodwaters, the floods must be equivalent to salting the earth.

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