A Morning Show Co-Host Zerlina Maxwell “Please Stop Calling This A Riot. There Are Other Words To Describe This”



Multiple progressives on Twitter are asking that the chaotic protests in Minneapolis over George Floyd’s death not be called “riots.”

Please stop calling this a riot. There are other words to describe this. Use them.

MNSBC Anchor Craig Melvin tweeted what appears to be a network-wide guideline.

This will guide our reporting in MN. “While the situation on the ground in Minneapolis is fluid, and there has been violence, it is most accurate at this time to describe what is happening there as “protests”–not riots.”

Riots are, at their core, a choice made by those in power, not people who participate in them. If you bu… (Read more)

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