There have been protests, especially in Washington DC, by far-right groups unhappy that Trump has lost the Presidential Election to Democrat challenger Joe Biden. These have been attended by significant numbers of people not distancing or wearing face coverings, as The Donald would no doubt wish. So as a consequence there will be much spreading of Covid-19, illness, death, and as is the US way, medical bankruptcies.
In addition, there have also been counter-protests, and inevitably when pro and anti Trump factions have encountered one another, it has been kicking off. This is fertile territory for people like Ngo, who loves a misleadingly edited video. So he Tweeted one out, editing out the Trump fan’s violence - and kerb-stomping an opponent - to leave just the Trump fan being struck from behind at the end of the exchange. Trump loved it.
“Human Radical Left garbage did this. Being arrested now!” he proclaimed (note that Ngo later deleted his Tweet, not an uncommon occurrence). This was right up Grimes’ street. “I thought the Left said the violence would stop after America had voted?” Dead innocent, dead smug, but sadly, not at all clever and dead wrong.
David Linney had seen the part that got edited out. “I've seen the full vid. Although it doesn't justify what happened, that guy who got KO'd was punching random people in that group before he got stuck one back. What did he expect. Misleading edit”.
One Tweeter added “Hi Darren, what do you think of the kerb stomp just before your clip?” Another observed “Grimy thinks none of us are familiar with digital video editing. Yet, thanks to Media Studies, more of us are aware of how large media orgs and halfwits like him edit footage to suit their narratives”. Not going so well, eh Dazza?
Meanwhile, Holly Figueroa O’Reilly, whose bio includes the excellent news “Sued Trump and won”, put The Donald straight. “Here’s the entire video, you piece of shit. The ‘victim’ assaulted a man exercising free speech, started a brawl, attacked women, and got his ass knocked out. Andy Ngo edited it. Fuck you”. And she wasn’t finished.
“If our side would have stayed home, these Nazis wouldn’t have had anyone to fight. On the other hand, you can’t let white supremacists roam the streets of the nation’s capitol unchecked. So, I get why they were there”. It kicked off, and stuff happened.
Might be an idea to finish that hairdressing course, Dazza. Just a thought.
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