Nets Downplay, Provide Cover for Seattle’s Extremist ‘Autonomous Zone’

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After three days of silence as radical leftists in Seattle seized land and declared themselves their own country, the liberal broadcast networks finally discovered the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or CHAZ. ABC’s Good Morning America was the only newscast to cover it Thursday morning. But by the evening, the networks were all gaslighting their viewers by suggesting the group was just protesters President Trump was “lashing out” against, or people looking to turn a police station into a community center while giving out food.

As Fox News reported Wednesday night, “A local station got video of several guards armed with assault rifles, they are asking for identification before for letting people in and police have received reports of the armed guards demanding money from some businesses inside their area.” Those facts went completely unmentioned by all of the networks.

And among their list of demands, according to Fox News: “abolish the Seattle Police Department and the court system, disarm all cops until they are all fired, and abolish youth jails.” Along with “the immediate retrial of all nonwhite violent felons currently in prison (…) abolition of all prisons (…) segregated hospitals,” just to detail some of their more radical demands.

But all that was ignored by networks looking to hide the facts. David Muir, the anchor for ABC’s World News Tonight, didn’t bat an eye when he announced that “demonstrators now seizing a six-block area outside a police station, creating what they're calling a police-free zone.”

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