Richmond Rally Gets The Fake News Treatment

Crowd at State Capital for Gun Rights Rally on January 20, 2020. (Matt Demlein, WRVA)
Photo credit (Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Despite the Second Amendment rally in Richmond having absolutely no violent incidents and only one minor arrest, the "real" reporters of the mainstream media made sure to invole the infamous Charlottesville rally in 2017 in their evening news.

NBC Nightly News dropped a Charlottesville reference almost immediately, saying, "The massive protest, tens of thousands rallying against new proposed gun control laws at Virginia's capitol. Police on high alert after the governor declared a state of emergency saying he feared another Charlottesville."

NBC also used photos and video of a brawl in Charlottesville in their report.

ABC's World News Tonight joined in, beginning with, " that state of emergency in Virginia, as thousands gathered for a gun rights rally in Richmond. Weapons were banned from the rally site. People closely screened as they passed through a single entrance. On the other side of the fence, many heavily armed."
Videos of Charlottesville were also used in ABC's broadcast, but with little to mention that there was no violence during the rally.