Attorney General Barr: Media Narrative Of Peaceful Protests Is ‘A Lie’

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In an interview with Fox News’ Mark Levin over the weekend, Attorney General William Barr said that the media is lying about the violence of the protests in order to project “their narrative.”

“We have the citizen reporters, who have these videos of these events, which are quite different than what we get a lot of times from the media, which seems to be censoring the violence, no?” Levin asked.

“Their narrative – [the media is] projecting a narrative.” Barr said. “When the word narrative came into currency, I knew we were in trouble, because the word narrative really suggests that there’s no objective truth. There’s no real story of what happened, it’s just everyone has their own narrative.”

“And you get to then – the press can justify presenting a story that doesn’t really correspond to objective truth, but it’s our narrative. We have a narrative, you have a narrative.” Barr continued. “I’ve been appalled at — on this violence because it’s happening right out in the streets, anyone with eyes can see what’s happening. They see the violence. They see these groups of agitators in their black outfits and their helmets and their shields, which incidentally have the hammer and sickle on them most of the time, rushing the police, causing violence, throwing rocks.”

“The people showing up with the rocks and frozen bottles. That’s happening. It’s happening in front of people.” Barr said. “You don’t see it on any of the national news, you don’t see it on the networks, you don’t see it on the other cable stations. And yet you hear about these peaceful demonstrators. So it’s just – it’s a lie. The American people are being told a lie by the media.”