ABCNews: Violence at Protests Not Directly Linked to Protests
“The images are stark — people clashing with police, buildings on fire, vandalism, shootings and even killings,” writes ABC News. “But an ABC News examination of a string of fatal and non-fatal confrontations that have occurred amidst the unrest has found the alleged motive for most of the carnage in those incidents are not directly linked to peaceful civil disobedience.”
A New Meme is Born: Several Deaths Have Been Connected To _____, But The Story Is More Complicated.
Thousands of Twitter users mocked ABCNews for attempting minimize the seriousness of these deaths, by comparing their bizarre headline formula to other dangerous situations. It’s a disservice what ABCNews is doing! To the individuals that died, and their families. They want to maintain a narrative at any costs.
“Several deaths have been connected to sharks, but the story is more complicated.” –@ABC, 2018— Not Rattled in GA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@nxtleveldesign) September 8, 2020
“Several deaths have been connected to” Joseph Mengele, “but the story is more complicated.”— Davey Graus (@DaveyGraus) September 8, 2020
Is this a new entry for Cards against Humanity?
Can I recommend it for the next set?
Several deaths were connected to Ted Bundy, but the story is more complicated.— Chadwick Redmayne (@BlueThunder2021) September 8, 2020
The Titanic struck an iceberg at full speed but the story’s more complicated.— Gilbert Dilbert (@GilbertDilbert1) September 8, 2020
Several deaths have been connected to the Holocaust, but the story is more complicated.— Paulette (@divingnomad) September 8, 2020
Other Responses to ABCNews
So we’ve moved on from “mostly peaceful” to “it’s complicated”. pic.twitter.com/6SqILtJMje— smk762 (@smk_cartografix) September 8, 2020
It’s far from complicated.— ƬЄƛƓƛƝ ƦЄƖԼԼƳ🍸 (@velvethammer) September 8, 2020
The Biden camp & the left have unsuccessfully tried to pin the blame on Trump for the riots, so MSMDNC is going back to watering them down with nUaNcE. #BidenRiots #BidenHarrisTerroristspic.twitter.com/VNlh25evG2
Let this sink in a moment! pic.twitter.com/LPP1dggguG— Brave Warrior For Trump (@brekarjen) September 8, 2020
Holy crap. You really are the enemy, aren’t you?— K Fitton (@KelFitton) September 8, 2020
….CoMpLiCaTeD pic.twitter.com/7sZKrj5nky— b wood (@bwdorov) September 8, 2020
Are your reporters on drugs or are they just idiots?— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) September 8, 2020
Not complicated in the least. Thankfully real citizen journalists are showing raw footage of these monsters— Str8, but mostly Gay Russian Bot (@overitall69) September 8, 2020