Accuracy in Media

Despite the peaceful pro-gun rights rally this past week in Richmond, Virginia, CNN continued to bring up the 2017 Charlottesville rally that resulted in the death of a woman. The 2017 rally was a white supremacist rally, far different from this past week’s rally in Richmond.

CNN’s article, headlined, “Virginia Senate passes ‘red flag’ bill days after large gun rights rally,” acknowledged that the Democrat-majority Virginia legislature passed a “red flag” bill even after an estimated 22,000 protesters peacefully rallied in opposition of these types of legislative proposals. Only one person was arrested for allegedly disobeying an officer’s order not to wear a mask in public.

A “red flag” bill is an extreme risk protective order, permitting authorities to apply for an emergency substantial risk order to stop someone who could cause bodily harm to self and others from buying, possessing, or transporting a firearm.

But, further down in the article, CNN again brought up the 2017 Charlottesville rally.

“The rally ended peacefully despite earlier concerns of the potential for violence similar to what had erupted more than two years ago at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, which left one counterprotester dead and several others injured.”

CNN did not mention that the mainstream media overplayed its hand and published multiple fear-inducing articles on how the pro-gun rights rally could become another violence-filled protest like Charlottesville in 2017.

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