It’s very important to the manipulators of The Narrative to use the appropriate words for events. For example, are the events unfolding in many cities across America at present “protests” or “riots”? That’s because American discourse has progressively dumbed down toward a childish emphasis on deciding ahead of time who are the Good Guys and who are the Bad Guys. If the rioters are the Good Guys, they can’t be engaged in a “riot.” They just can’t. So they have to be carrying out a “protest.”
If I do a text search on the homepage of NYTimes.com for “protest,” I get nine hits. But when I do a test search for “riot” I get zero. Also zilch for “loot.”
At WashingtonPost.com, I see 10 text strings that include “protest,” zip that include “riot.” I do see “loot” once: “Trump says looting tweet is ‘very accurate’”.
At WSJ.com, eight “protest,” but zero “riot” or “loot.”
At LATimes.com, six “protest,” no “riot,” and one “loot,” in the headline of this editorial by the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board.
And good ol’ Michael Moore: