Posted 22 days ago
ABC News' Chief White House correspondent Mary Bruce was criticized for her characterization of a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Washington D. C., which left the White House and other buildings vandalized, over the weekend.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators descended on Washington on Saturday night, protesting President Biden's support of Israel and demanding a cease-fire in Gaza. Some in the crowd could be seen vandalizing and shaking the White House fence at one point.
Antisemitic graffiti was also left on several buildings along the protesters' path through the city, according to social media posts. Some protesters were heard chanting, among other slogans, "F--k Joe Biden," "Allahu akbar" and "Cease-fire now!"
Bruce shared a photo of the White House gates, defaced by red-painted hand prints, stickers and writing, on X, Monday morning. Alongside the photo Bruce wrote, "The White House gates this morning after passionate protests over the weekend."
The post quickly went viral, garnering over one million views in just a few hours.
Several media commentators highlighted the discrepancy between how violence from the left is covered by the media compared to violence by the right.... (Read more)