Showing Clips Of Democrats Gone Wild Is Racist

Try to wrap your head around this one from Joan Donovan at the MIT Technology Review:

How an overload of riot porn is driving conflict in the streets

When Kyle Rittenhouse shot and murdered protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, it wasn’t just the act of a lone vigilante; it was a direct consequence of white militia groups’ organizing on social media.

Since June, right-wing media makers have recorded and circulated videos of violent altercations at protests in cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Portland, Oregon. Fed into a media ecosystem with an established bias toward highlighting violence and rioting, the videos have mobilized white militia and vigilante groups to take up arms against Black Lives Matter and “antifa” protesters. This feedback circuit has created a self-fulfilling cycle where white vigilantes feel justified in menacing and physically attacking racial justice protesters—and inspire others to do the same.

Research on social movements has long focused on the ways that media mobilizes people to take direct action. Audio and video clips from protests can evoke an emotional and visceral reaction in those who see them. Over the last decade, we’ve seen this emerge most often with calls for racial and economic justice.

This past summer, the recorded murder of George Floyd—just one in a seemingly endless line of merciless and vicious events perpetrated by police against Black people, from Selma to Mike Brown, from Rodney King to Sandra Bland and Jacob Blake—motivated millions of people worldwide to protest against police brutality.

I counted four major misstatements of material facts in that first paragraph alone. When you build your argument upon a giant turd, shit happens.

Because right-wing reactionaries do not have the same kind of experience in organizing street protests as the left, they instead rely heavily on social media—particularly Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter—to mobilize crowds. Their efforts to counter the wave of public support for Black Lives Matter protests have made extensive use of this tactic.

As a scholar of social movements and media studies, I see an alarming split between the types of content consumed by right-wing reactionaries and left-wing social justice advocates. Given the way media accounts shape public perceptions about protest and define who has recourse to the “legitimate use of violence,” the kinds of content shared within these hyperpartisan media systems play a powerful yet often invisible role in mobilizing white vigilante groups. If social-media companies do not act swiftly to stop calls for violence against protesters, the situation can only get worse.

Since the George Floyd protests, conservative media outlets including Fox News (particularly Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity), One America News, Glenn Beck’s BlazeTV, and right-wing YouTubers have been covering Black Lives Matter and other left-wing protests daily, specifically highlighting instances of violence, fighting, and property damage. This coverage has come to dominate the right-wing narrative in a new way, flipping the script to suggest that Black protesters—demonstrating because they fear police violence—are themselves a threat to white people.

Mainstream media bias toward covering violence in protests is well studied, best encapsulated by the saying “If it bleeds, it leads.” Most protests are largely peaceful, but “Citizens gather, grieve, and leave” is no story at all. This directs a disproportionate amount of attention across the entire media ecosystem to violent protesters. Now, with social media as a broadcast system, the right-wing media has upped the ante.

According to analysis I conducted using MediaCloud, a research tool from MIT and Harvard, right-wing media outlets wrote five to six times more articles about Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” than did center or left media. What has been a minor storyline among left-wing audiences has been dramatically overemphasized by right-wing media because these protests provided plenty of visceral content for online content creators. In one case, Fox News manipulated photos to make protesters appear more ominous and threatening, while other right-wing outlets falsely reported that the occupying protesters were extorting local businesses.

These narratives have been intensified and supplemented by the work of right-wing adversarial media-makers like Elijah Schaffer and Andy Ngo, who collect videos of conflict at public protests and recirculate them to their online audiences. Both have even gone “undercover” by posing as protesters to capture footage for their channels, seeking to name and shame those marching. Their videos are edited, decontextualized, and shared among audiences hungry for a new fix of “riot porn,” which instantly goes viral across the right-wing media ecosystem with the aid of influential pundits and politicians, including President Donald Trump. The footage has a hypnotic, almost balletic quality, designed to influence and overwhelm the sense-making capacity of watchers consuming it from a safe distance online.

Riot porn is different from videos of abuse and violence carried out by police, and we should not confuse one for the other. In the recording of the George Floyd murder, the video mobilized hundreds of thousands of people outraged that Floyd’s killer had not been arrested. With riot porn, what moves someone from watching to showing up is the potential for participating in a violent altercation. The motivating factor is the hope to live out fantasies of taking justice into their own hands, à la Dirty Harry, the film series about a rogue cop who shirks protocol and murders at will.

I have seen every Dirty Harry movie that was produced, and I can say with assurance that Inspector Callahan doesn’t murder anyone in any of those movies.

Oh, he kills lots of people, and he shoots more people than he kills. But each of those shootings is justified. He never even wounds or kills any innocent bystanders – every person he shoots is a certified bad guy. In fact, in the second movie in the series (Magnum Force) he takes on vigilante cops!

Ms. Donovan objects to people making videos of Democrats Gone Wild at mostly peaceful Antifa/BLM protest riots. She claims that the videos are deceptively edited.

Che3ck out the videos below. If you saw the complete videos in context, you would see that there is no violence contained in them, just expressions of love for all mankind.

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118 Responses to Showing Clips Of Democrats Gone Wild Is Racist

  1. lyn5 says:

    I like riot porn.

  2. 1539days says:

    So the article is “I can’t tell you which violence is porn, but I know it when I see it.”

    Kyle Rittenhouse showed up because of the injustice of business owners being looted. Supposedly, protesters showed up to fight the injustice of police brutality. Kyle Rittenhouse shot two people, not while they were stealing stuff from a store, but when they were assaulting (threatening violence) and he was not in a position to flee. In sane America, we consider that self-defense.

    Here’s the important distinction. When socialists bitch about the police and want to disarm them, it has to do with not wanting excessive force in the protection of human life. When socialists want to enforce the will of the state, (quarantine, masks, tax collection) they will use a national military force with automatic rifles and body armor.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Kyle’s got a good defense team, not only do I hope they get the charges dropped, but they make him a millionaire too. The kid showed up to help protect business owners, cops weren’t doing that.

      • Constance says:

        Also politicians were not doing the job they swore an oath to do. Keeping citizens and businesses safe. Rogue Democrat politicians need to be held accountable.

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  4. Angie says:

    I hope that Kyle’s attorneys get those charges dropped. MURDER is a bullshit charge.

    Also, this meme of scarecrow (if he only had a brain) made me lol

  5. swanspirit says:

    And here’s Joan Donovan
    Joan Donovan, PhD, is Director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at Harvard Kennedy’s Shorenstein Center
    I bet she majored in gender studies.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    My new favorite “riot porn”. Didn’t we tell our kids not to play in the streets? Or attack a police car? Dumbasses. Parents must be proud (and yes, you’ll be supporting these aholes the rest of your lives, please provide for them accordingly /snork)

  7. DeniseVB says:

    A little off topic, and you all know I’m a fan of the Royals, Royal Porn?, so today was the day for the project by Katherine was unveiled. They had almost 40k submissions, the top 100 quarantine photos were revealed today. I would buy the coffee table book that included all the entries and I would love Melania to do a similar project. ‘Merica !

  8. taw46 says:

    Read his thread.

    • lyn5 says:

      Mollie @MZHemingway

      OK but it’s not like the @CDCgov has anything more important to do right now in the midst of a ***global pandemic*** than to push racist critical race theory training using taxpayer monies.

  9. helenk3 says:

    I will never understand the thinking that makes heroes out of criminals and thugs. Then if a person has enough pride in themselves to be successful that they are considered “uncle Toms”. I had a general manager who was one of 11 kids in Mississippi in the 50s and 60s , he was taught to work to succeed and he did. In today’s community, he would not be admired Do they really want their kids dumb and dead? if so WHY?
    There are more programs now to help minorities succeed at any time in this country’s history. There really is no excuse for failure than themselves. You have to have the will to find what you need to succeed. it is out there but you have to look for it and find it
    BTW that goes for all races and sexes and religions

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  14. helenk3 says:

    How many people have died because of democratic politicians and their policies? If you think about NYC, Chicago, SF, LA Portland, Seattle and other cities it has to be a high number. Think of the cost of democratic politicians and their policies in business losses and how many families have had their homes destroyed? They have cost this country too much to leave any dem in any office in this country.

  15. lateblum says:

    Did anyone see this yet?

  16. helenk3 says:

    just saw video on local news. Latino woman has a toilet on her front lawn, with a sign saying Biden votes here. Do not know if it will go national

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    • DeniseVB says:

      That Obama award was such a joke. Still is. I swear he bribed Caroline Kennedy with an Ambassador appointment for the Profiles in Courage, another prestigious award he ruined.

      Didn’t Jimmy Carter earn the Nobel after his presidency for Habitats for Humanity?

  21. Mothy67 says:

    Oh what a night/day
    My ahole friend put grindr on my phone. It was delicious payback. The last time week were together I left a 200 dollar tip for three coffees on his card. It’s a thing we do. Never let your guard down.
    So i kept replying to alk my likes with pics of my MAGA hat. Oh did I get da hate.
    One guy was not put off. I is no prude but it has been almost 15 years. I figured why not. I get a cab and go downtown. Covid has made me lose weight. My pants fit when I left my house. I had to buy a belt. Not so much once the dryer effect wore off I was not doing hotel hook up sober. So I needed vodka. The booze stores have all moved due to riots. I am walking around pulling my pants up looking to get vodka. This is downtown. I buy a belt after getting screamed at in Burlington cause I have no clue about the rules.
    I get outside dude’s hotel. He then tells me he has to lie to his 15 year old son and buy him game credits to have him go to another room. I said whoa chief– you have your child with you? Yeppers. His son does not know daddy plays hotel games with strangers. He just got custody. I was like nah.
    You have your kid after custody battle and you r using hook up apps on the sly to get laid. Come on buddy. He is a network engineer traveling the country to clean up 5G. His son is distance learning so he takes him with him. Kid is seeing the country, but not knowing his dad. He buys him off to do private stuff. I am texting the man from outside hotel. He tells me I do not know what it is like to be gay and have a teen. I was like since you mention it I have been on this road for years. We did not engage. We texted for a bit. I told him he had to tell his son. He has to be honest. His 15 yearbold might get angry but I bet he knows and is waiting for you to respect him.
    So I get a cab home. Driver speaks a few words. I said are you from Bosnia. He was shocked I got his accent on five words. I said I tended bar for years in Manhattan I can smell an accent from 20 feet. We chatted.
    I get left off top of my hill. The Crack’d Egg is open. I go in everytime i see place has its doors open. I stepped in. Owner is fighting PA and she refuses to back down. No masks. She has fire in her belly.
    I made bank like absurd bank hosting parties for absurdly rich people.
    i wQas good. I made six figures. High end real estate. I will always stand.

  22. DeniseVB says:

    Yay, a normal kid………..

    • DeniseVB says:

      He was responding to Pelosi’s claim that Trump is brokering all these peace deals to divert our attention from all the corona deaths and him denying climate change which is causing all the fires. Typical Nanzi b.s.blah-blah.

  23. Dora says:

    They are so good!

  24. Dora says:

    Trump supporter goes viral for protest remarks: ‘He’s done more for the black community’ than ‘any other president’

    Strong words

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Good thread, a politician admitting the politicians are beholding to green grooups and why the wildfires are out of control. Haven’t we known Climate Change is a scam since Gore predicted the east coast would sink by 2015 ?

  26. Dora says:

    Quite an entrance!

  27. helenk3 says:

    the fact that the dems think so little of this country that they would have this man run for president angers me

    • Constance says:

      I know! I feel the same way Helen. I just want to ask all the devoted Dems I see “what the hell are you people playing at?” They do not value America. I wish we could start an exchange program where Democrats who want to live in socialism could trade their citizenship with a person from a socialist country who is inspired by America and wants to be here.

  28. Shez ZK says:

    I’m a devastated mess. I lost my middle sister this morning, the first of us five to go. Sat up in bed at 3 am worried about her, knew *something* woke me up. I got up and made coffee. (I had the same vibe as when my mother passed in 2009) I just knew. She lives 2 hours from me. She’s been sick all month with abdomen pain and bleeding, everyone begging her to go to the doc.

    Yesterday afternoon she had a mini stroke, ambulance rushed her to the hospital. She flat lined in the ER and they used the paddles to bring her back. Last evening they found a hole in her stomach, opened her up and removed 3 feet of damaged colon. Originally they were going to do the surgery first thing this morning. She passed right at 3 am. Same exact time I woke up. My nephew called my daughter at 4:30am crying with the news, she called me immediately when she got my early text. This is so fucking surreal. Her oldest son got married two summers ago, I’m most upset that she’ll never see her real grandkids to come in the future, the one thing she wanted most of all.

    I’ve been on the phone crying all morning with my daughter, my brother that was living with her, and my sister up north who SCREAMED in disbelief when I called her, and my aunt. I haven’t talked to her husband yet or my other nephew but I will today. Their real dad is also very sick and they’ve been worried for weeks about him. My poor nephews could lose both of their parents this year.

  29. elliesmom says:

    “A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden”

    Do you suppose she dropped out of the primary race in December on a promise she’d get there in November without getting sullied? It wouldn’t be the first time she got where she wanted to go through an old man.

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  32. foxyladi14 says:

    Biden in the wheat field.

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  35. foxyladi14 says:

    Law and Order!
    BREAKING: All unrest in Lancaster has been put to rest in less than 24 hours due to proactive policing

    Bail set extremely high for rioters, anyone who broke the law was arrested as well

    No catch & release like Portland

    Problem solved. We fixed America

    take note

  36. foxyladi14 says:


    HISTORIC day for PEACE in the Middle East — I am welcoming leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain to the White House to sign landmark deals that no one thought was possible. MORE countries to follow!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2020

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  38. elliesmom says:

    I was walking Ellie today, and I saw a flag flying over the house at the far end of the dam. It was red, white, and blue, but the dam is long, and I couldn’t read what it said so I decided today would be a “walk across the dam day”. As I got closer to the end of the dam I saw it’s a “Keep America Great, Trump 2020” flag. It’s a 4 x 6 flag on a pole on the back of the house facing the lake. There wasn’t a flag there before so this took some effort to hang. The people who live in the house are a millennial couple with small children. While I talk about school things with them often, I’ve never discussed politics. With 4.3 thousand members in the RI for Trump FB group and young people going to the effort of flying Trump flags (much more work than sticking up a yard sign), I think Biden’s “enthusiasm gap” is Grand Canyon size here in the Ocean State. Which is bluer than blue.

  39. elliesmom says:

    “You don’t have to love Trump. Just don’t choose that.”

  40. Dora says:

    Biden Campaign Forms ‘Special Litigation’ Unit To Contest Election Results

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is gearing up for a massive legal war over the results of the November election.

    The Biden campaign has tapped Dana Remus, its general counsel, and Bob Bauer, an Obama-era White House counsel, to lead a so-called special litigation unit of hundreds of lawyers, according to The New York Times.

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  42. foxyladi14 says:

    Awesome! Peace is the Prize! 😀

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