When I documented the double standard about left-wing and conservative protests back in April, few in the conservative media were paying much attention.
In the same weeks as the ‘Reopen’ protests against state lockdowns and for reopening businesses were taking place, a parallel series of protests against President Trump were also happening across America.
Police cracked down on the ‘reopen’ protests, arresting an organizer in New Jersey, while the media condemned them, spun conspiracy theories trying to tie them to members of the Trump administration, and falsely accused protesters of causing an increase in coronavirus in Kentucky.
Facebook deleted protest groups in coordination with state governments, labeling the protests, illegal.
Blue state governments, dot com overlords, and the media all warned that protesting in the age of the coronavirus was dangerous and illegal. Even if the protesters were in cars or maintaining social distance.
But meanwhile Refuse Fascism, a radical leftist organization created by members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, was holding its own anti-Trump protests with no interference from the authorities.
When the Black Lives Matter riots hit, the bias was obvious to most people. But the bias was portrayed as being on the side of ‘equity’ and ‘race’.
Now the Democrats have organized post office rallies. And this time it’s not about race. There’s no such fig leaf. It’s purely a political agenda and the same double standard.
Demonstrators gathered Saturday for “Save the Post Office” rallies around the country, including in Hollywood and South Pasadena, to decry recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service that raised alarm ahead of the November election.
The rallies at post offices nationwide saw concerned residents showing support for mail carriers and pushing back against the Trump administration’s USPS policy changes, which include cutting overtime for employees, limiting post office hours, and removing some high-volume mail sorting machines from USPS facilities.
As usual, no mention of any danger, no reference to the usual scolding tone with which the media covers church services not involving George Floyd or John Lewis.
The double standard lives.