If a violent protest inside Congress is an unconscionable, treasonous attempt at insurrection and a traumatizing threat to the lives of the people in the building, what do the media call it when a group of Antifa rioters take over a hotel while armed with hatchets, knives and batons; make death threats to the police; and terrify and assault people trapped inside the building?
It’s kind of a trick question since most of them didn't call it anything, since they didn’t bother to report it at all. It happened Sunday at the Red Lion Inn in Olympia, Washington. But give ABC credit, at least they did mention it. Here’s their headline:
“Activists take over Washington hotel to demand housing for homeless during pandemic.”
Somehow, I can’t help suspecting that if they’d been rightwing activists, that headline would've been phrased quite differently, and the word “hatchets” would’ve turned up somewhere.