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I don’t know why the elites of DC have their dresses over their heads about the violence in the capital yesterday. For months we’ve been seeing rioting, looting, vandalism, and violence in our cities, and the news media has downplayed it, characterized it as “mostly peaceful”, and acted as if the right to free speech extended to the right to riot and break the law to address political grievances. Clearly they’ve been communicating the message that violence is an acceptable means of protest. So why are they surprised by this?
Of course, it all just depends on whose ox is being gored.