The politically progressive group, Media Matters, is being called out for a tweet they posted about the May Day demonstrations.
Per Bizpac Review:
As usual, May Day was filled with all sorts of leftist mayhem, but that didn’t stop Media Matters, a liberal self-described “media watchdog,” from attempting to portray what went on as somehow “peaceful.”
The group tweeted a screenshot of a Fox News story, trying to show how Fox News was misrepresenting the demonstrations.
The picture they included in the tweet however showed just how violent the demonstrations escalated to, check it out:
— Media Matters (@mmfa) May 2, 2017
Some people on Twitter quickly called out the tweet:
Left-wing media attempt to portray violent anarchists as May day demonstrators.
— Foximilian Sandwich (@FoxSandwich) May 2, 2017
You're showing a picture of them setting stuff on fire. YES, the left are violent anti-American anarchists, you utter morons
— Erin Reilly (@ereilly44) May 3, 2017
I couldn't stop laughing and thought this was a parody account when I saw that. Then I found out they were serious and went dead silent.
— Star Foth (@Starfoth) May 3, 2017
look at your own picture, it isn't the right wing portraying them as violent, it is the truth! #Propagandists
— Jim (@WontComply) May 2, 2017
Did you look at the photo you posted – or just wanted to condemn right-wing media?
And, your photo shows property damage & fire
— Cindy (@psgcindy) May 3, 2017
One user shared a tweet by the Portland Police Department:
Apparently the Portland PD also attempted to portray it as violent anarchy 🤷🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/X7nAwBqKtc
— 👹👈🏻👩🏻💻👉🏻🤡 (@AllyGeighter) May 3, 2017