...On Monday, Lafayette Park was cleared of protesters. You’ve spoken about this. The federal agents who were there report up to you. Did you think it was appropriate for them to use smoke bombs, tear gas, pepper balls, projectiles at what appeared to be peaceful protesters?
BARR: They were not peaceful protesters. And that’s one of the big lies that the- the media is- seems to be perpetuating at this point.
BRENNAN: Three of my CBS colleagues were there. We talked to them.
BRENNAN: They did not hear warnings. They did not see protesters–
BARR: There were three warnings.
BARR: There were three warnings given. But let’s get back to why we took that action. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, OK, there were violent riots in- at Lafayette Park where the park police were under constant attack at the- behind their bike rack fences. On Sunday, things reached a crescendo. The officers were pummeled with bricks. Crowbars were used to pry up the pavers at the park and they were hurled at police. There were fires set in not only St. John’s Church, but a historic building at Lafayette was burned down.
BRENNAN: These were things that looters did.
BARR: Not looters, these were- these were the- the violent rioters who were- dominated Lafayette Park.
BRENNAN: But what I’m asking about–
BARR: They broke into the Treasury Department,–
BRENNAN: –on Monday when it was a peaceful protest.
BARR: I’m going to- let me get to this, because this has been totally obscured by the media. They broke into the Treasury Department, and they were injuring police. That night,–
BRENNAN: Sunday night?
BARR: Sunday night, the park police prepared a plan to clear H Street and put a- a larger perimeter around the White House so they could build a more permanent fence on Lafayette.
BRENNAN: This is something you approved on Sunday night?BARR: No. The park police on their own on- on Sunday night determined this was the proper approach.
Monday, June 08, 2020
The Lying Media, Part 65,573
Some woman named Brennan on CBS may have learned something from Bill Barr. She seemed pretty thick-headed, but that's "the media" as a whole.
Partial follows. Note that Brennan leads with a pack of lies...
It goes on like that for some time. Brennan simply did not want to believe that there were violent rioters and didn't appear to give a flying fart about the 150 Park Police who were injured by flying bricks which--in the "mind" of Brennan--apparently got up from the pavement and hurled themselves at the cops.
This is propaganda, not reporting.