The ‘gilets jaunes’ (yellow jackets) were rioting against fuel taxes meant to “save the environment,” but the elite media seems to be trying to bury that fact.
The fuel-tax increase enraged much of the nation and sparked violent protests from Paris to Marseilles in which four people were killed and hundreds injured.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters descended on Paris and other cities around France, blocking roads, torching cars and buildings, clashing with police and demanding President Macron’s resignation.
An article yesterday in the Wall Street Journal described the riots – the worst riots in Paris in decades – as a protest against “a fuel-tax increase,” failing to mention that the tax was intended to fight ‘climate change.’
Instead, if readers have the patience to read the entire 992-word article – a patience that many readers may not possess – they will find a brief mention, a full 10 paragraphs down, that the tax proposal was aimed at “simultaneously raising revenue and cutting automobile pollution.”
No mention of saving the environment or fighting ‘climate change.’
Fourteen paragraphs farther down, another passing reference is made to ‘cutting pollution,’
But again, no mention of saving the environment or fighting ‘climate change.’
Meanwhile, ABC’s latest contribution completely fails to mention that the tax was meant to fight climate change.
So does the latest coverage from NBC news – no mention that the tax was meant to fight climate change.
The Wall Street Journal article does admit that “Polls show that more than 70% of the public supports the demonstrators,” which gives me great hope. Perhaps the general populace is beginning to see through the global warming hoax.