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It’s guaranteed you won’t hear a peep about this from CNN …
On Wednesday, award-winning photojournalist Jon Jussero of news station KIRO faced harassment and threats while trying to report from downtown Seattle.
But because the perpetrators who hassled Jussero were Black Lives Matter and Antifa extremists, you likely won’t hear anything about the assault from the likes of CNN, which only seems to stick to reporting about journalists being hassled by the police.
Watch the abuse Jussero faced below (*Language warning):
Mob would not allow me to do my job today when trying to videotape KC Jail in Seattle. I tried to leave but they surrounded my car put items on windows & continued to terrorize me. One man threaten to break my vehicle windows & come to my home. We are just trying to do our jobs pic.twitter.com/Ek3JRkG12c
— KIRO 7 Jussero (@JJusseroKIRO7) August 20, 2020
The disturbing clip showed Jussero sitting in his car as BLM and Antifa extremists threatened to come to his home, threatened to break his car window, chanted “f–k you,” waved their middle finger at him and tried to cover up his car windows.
Later in the clip, he could be seen fiddling with his equipment in the vehicle’s trunk as the extremists surrounded him and “continued to terrorize” him.
“Mob would not allow me to do my job today when trying to videotape KC Jail in Seattle. I tried to leave but they surrounded my car put items on windows & continued to terrorize me. One man threaten[ed] to break my vehicle windows & come to my home. We are just trying to do our jobs,” he wrote as a caption for his video tweet.
Another local journalist, Eric Jensen of station KOMO, replied in a tweet that his station’s crews have also been experiencing this sort of harassment:
This kind of crap has been happening to our crews too. Keep up the good work Jon.
— Eric Jensen (@EricJensenTV) August 20, 2020
Meanwhile, a number of BLM and Antifa apologists actually attacked Jussero by accusing him and other local reporters of ignoring bad behavior by local police officers.
Some zealots even defended the extremists’ behavior by pointing out that any footage recorded by Jussero could have been used to help identify them.
This is because the SPD can subpoena press footage to use against protestors. A 1st amendment violation you’d ostensibly be against if you weren’t tickling the laces of their boots right now.
— Office of Protestor Accountability (@koush) August 20, 2020
Another zealot wrote, “If you continue to ignore the behavior of the police you will continue to not be welcome at or near protests against police violence. Right now you are acting as a propaganda arm of the police and that will absolutely not be tolerated quietly.”
Look (*Language warning)
If you continue to ignore the behavior of the police you will continue to not be welcome at or near protests against police violence. Right now you are acting as a propaganda arm of the police and that will absolutely not be tolerated quietly.
maybe it’s because we know local news in seattle is used as right wing propaganda – and recently often just re-telling police lies to ramp up right wing reaction
— aaron (@leftyaaron) August 20, 2020
Well when your organization has a reputation for being the tireless propaganda arm of the white supremacist police, constantly broadcasting their lies without question, I guess what happens happens. People should show up at your house. You should be afraid to show your face.
— the revolution will not be white (@scioarchy) August 20, 2020
Your job is creating and distributing propaganda. Fuck you, you corrupt hack
— ICE 4 KAMALA ☭ (@NotTheHamas) August 20, 2020
This claim is a lie.
KIRO has run multiple reports about bad behavior from officers across the country, from the cops involved in George Floyd’s death in May to a set of cops in Colorado who’ve recently been accused “of a longstanding pattern of racism and brutality.”
So no, KIRO is not a “propaganda arm of the police,” though the argument could be made that some networks such as CNN are a propaganda arm of extremists.
The far-left mainstream outlet contains numerous stories about journalists being arrested or “attacked” by the police but virtually zero about journalists being harassed or even assaulted by BLM and Antifa extremists.
Moreover, according to CNN, President Donald Trump’s decision last month to use the term “terrorists” to describe the sorts of BLM/Antifa extremists like the ones seen hassling Jussero “puts him in the company of the world’s autocrats.”
Of course, CNN isn’t alone in downplaying, ignoring or making excuses for the extremists, as noted by a number of people who replied to Jussero’s video tweet:
I’m glad that at least local news is still covering the mob violence. The corporate overlords at CNN, MSNBC, and New York Times pretend it’s not happening and won’t cover it.
— Bjorn1993 (@bjryder1993) August 20, 2020
This is what happens when ANTIFA is praised for to long. Thank CNN and MSNBC.
— Stephanie Frey (@sfrey0513) August 20, 2020
Peaceful protestors ! CNN the poison channel
— Ken Smith (@Ken7000Ken) August 20, 2020
Sorry you are going though this, but do your job and get these evil anarchists and radicals covered properly by NBC/CBS/CNN. Show them that the “peaceful protest” story is largely BS.
— Brian C (@btc4723) August 20, 2020
Stop criticizing obviously peaceful protestors! Watch @CNN to learn what is really happening in Seattle.
— Realconservative2k (@midamerican2k) August 20, 2020
Granted, CNN is alone is being the only mainstream media network to “literally” raise money for the terrorist group known as Antifa …