Senator accosted, menaced by BLM protesters

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on September 1, 2020

Senator Rand Paul, his wife and two family friends were attempting to return to their hotel following the last night of the Republican National Convention in Washington, DC on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Senator Paul and the three women were swarmed by BLM protesters.  Watch the interview with Senator Paul detailing their experience:

And watch a clip as the Senator and his group finally made it back to their hotel – after a BLM protester stole one of the women’s shoes and waved it in Sen. Paul’s face, refusing to return it:

The Associated Press’ headline read:

“Sen. Paul Complains About ‘Angry Mob’ Encounter After RNC”

Read the first 3 paragraphs of the AP article:

(Aug. 28, by Deb Riechmann and Dino Hazel, AP) — WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, who was surrounded by screaming protesters when he and his wife left President Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech at the White House [on Thursday night], claimed without evidence on Friday that he had been “attacked by an angry mob” of the type that would be unleashed in Joe Biden’s America.

A video of the encounter with the protesters, who were yelling for Paul to say Breonna Taylor’s name, shows no attack on Paul, only a police officer who was jostled while carrying a bicycle and then stumbled into the Kentucky senator’s shoulder.

Police and other security personnel formed a cordon around Paul and his wife as they left the White House shortly after midnight to walk a few blocks to their hotel, and the couple didn’t appear to come into physical contact with the protesters and were unharmed. …

The headline from a separate Associated Press story by Ashraf Khalil on Aug. 28 reads:

“Protesters try to drown out Trump speech, yell at Sen. Paul”