Thomson Reuters, the owner of the Reuters news service is listed as a 7 figure donor to the Clinton Foundation on the foundation’s website. His name falls under the $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 category. Maybe knowing that little fact helps the information in this article to make sense.
The backlash was so bad on social media that international news agency Reuters has yanked down a Twitter post they posted online Wednesday, where they referred to the anti-Trump protesters as “peace activists.”
As thousands of supporters stood in line for hours in order to get into President Trump’s campaign-style rally at the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday evening, the protesters arrived with their anti-Trump posters to hold demonstrations. Ahead of the rally, police reportedly kept the protesters separated on the other side of the street.
Members of the Antifa activist group also arrived, all dressed in black, with masks and bandanas across their faces.
As anti-Trump activists shouted “Lock him up!” and “Black lives matter!”, Trump supporters chanted back, “Build the wall!”
Reuters shot out a Twitter message to their 18.5 million followers, announcing that “Pro-Trump supporters face off with peace activists during protests outside a Trump rally in Phoenix.”
Pro-Trump supporters face off with peace activists during protests outside a Trump rally in Phoenix. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker pic.twitter.com/DkPrnmTwR7
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017
After the rally had concluded, the anti-Trump demonstrators became more violent, and four were arrested for throwing rocks and bottles at police officers, who responded with pepper spray and gas.
Social media erupted over Reuters’ attempt to label the Antifa and other anti-Trump protesters as “peace activists.” Finally, Reuters deleted their original tweet and came out with a correction, saying, “CORRECTION: We have changed the caption of this photo, which inaccurately characterized the anti-Trump protesters as ‘peace activists’.”
CORRECTION: We have changed the caption of this photo, which inaccurately characterized the anti-Trump protesters as ‘peace activists’ https://t.co/vWgZZRvYb3
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017
Reuters was reminded that it’s impossible to “put the toothpaste back in the tube.”
Ya know, it’s kind of like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube. Perhaps stop the inaccuracies before tweeting/printing them?
— Lori Latimer (@lorilatimer) August 23, 2017
Antifa are peace activists now?
Hard to process how disingenuous our media has become https://t.co/ov9K4wUYO2
— Eddie (@eddiecarl4468) August 23, 2017
— Dinah (@DinahLord) August 23, 2017
Petition rec’d 160,000 signatures for WH to declare them a terrorist org. I wonder what the outcome will be.
— Deplorable Me (@Laurie89764267) August 23, 2017
Flat out propaganda now. It was bad during Obama and it went into overdrive during the election and never let up.
— ToTheCornfield (@tsr63) August 23, 2017
“peace activists” https://t.co/UH2dqBoCNa
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) August 23, 2017
Same folks that say Islamic Extremists, are just bored unemployed victims of American oppression…
— Airborne_Sapper (@MichaelSmith024) August 23, 2017
“Peace activists” carrying baseball bats etc.
— James Carruthers (@JamesCarruthe14) August 23, 2017
Masked leftist activists who finally had to be gassed by police, get the peace moniker from Reuters…
— don satterfield (@cal4570) August 23, 2017
“Peace activists” who punch black Trump supporters in the face. https://t.co/GgxW9nIiiM
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 23, 2017
Antifa communists are now “peace activists”. Orwell would be proud. https://t.co/SjpWnhxLvm
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) August 23, 2017
I think “peace activists” is code for “left-wing fascists” https://t.co/j8oTq0iNEg
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 23, 2017
Peace activists? Is that what their masks and bats are for?
— Mindy Robinson (@iheartmindy) August 23, 2017
They peacefully throw rocks & urine bombs at LEO’s!
— Chuck (@cowboy6pak) August 23, 2017
It was not so much a “face off’ as it was peaceful Trump supporters trying to get home and being attacked by a lunatic mob.
— Jeff’s truth MOABs (@Sloemoe11) August 23, 2017
— Vince Coglianese (@TheDCVince) August 23, 2017
Peace activists??? pic.twitter.com/x2Sqq4Gjmx
— Ex-Dem🇺🇸Latina (@terrymendozer) August 23, 2017
One Twitter uses responded with a side-by-side comparison of the violence from the leftist “peace activists” and the identical activities of ISIS.
— Mohamad Amin Faridi (@MohamadFaridi) August 23, 2017
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, England. It is a division of Thomson Reuters.
Until 2008, the Reuters news agency formed part of an independent company, Reuters Group plc, which was also a provider of financial market data. Since the acquisition of Reuters Group by the Thomson Corporation in 2008, the Reuters news agency has been a part of Thomson Reuters, making up the media division. Reuters transmits news in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Urdu, and Chinese. It was established in 1851.
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