Talking heads in the media and Hollywood tried to paint the pro-Second Amendment supporters in Richmond,Virginia as racist or potentially violent, creating a much gloomier image than the one that transpired in reality.
Folks walking around the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond with semi-automatic weapons strapped over their shoulders had anti-gun activists up in arms and concerned, but ended up being quite peaceful.
Mainstream media outlets got serious push back from supporters of the rally and rally attendees for their coverage of the day’s events.
Since the audio from the MSNBC correspondent Gabe Gutierrez in the video did not match what he was saying, commentators like Ben Shapiro and Dana Loesch immediately descended on the man.
Hours after his original post, Gutierrez posted the actual video of protesters chanting, “we will not comply.” This video was of a much smaller group and its delayed posting led to more criticism.
Gutierrez later found himself heckled while he was reporting on camera from the rally. One person interrupted his broadcast by saying, “Piece of s**t … F**k you!”
MSNBC, Huffington Post and other outlets promoted the idea that thousands of “extremists” and “white nationalists” would descend on Virginia in support of gun rights, the coverage ended up being a far cry from the predicted doom.
MSNBC reporter Ben Collins even had to delete a fabricated propaganda tweet where he called the rally a “white nationalist rally.”
One video showed protesters cleaning up after themselves as the rally came to a close.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point USA Today News 2020.