Fox & Friends reports on “dangerous violence” in Portland and Seattle while showing nonviolent protests

Commentary on the violent nature of the protests did not match the clips Fox aired

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Citation From the July 24, 2020, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, in Portland, the protesters hit the streets for the 57th straight night with no end in sight. Tear gas filling the air again, as police try getting the massive crowds under control.


EARHARDT: As dangerous violence escalates, the president says city leaders have his support. All they have to do is ask.


EARHARDT: The president has placed tactical teams on standby as riots are expected in cities like Seattle over the weekend. President sending in a tactical U.S. Customs and Border Protection team, and they're standing by. They say they're there, and they will be deployed as needed, guys.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): That's right. And, you know, for the president of the United States to say what he did from the Hannity program last night, you know, he has sent out a hundred officers here, 200 there, things like that. But for him to suggest that if violence spirals out of control, and if the mayors ask us in, we could put 50, 60, 75,000 federal agents on the streets to restore law and order, that is quite a ratcheting up of how much the federal government is willing to help because so many local leaders are reluctant to. 

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Sen. [Ron] Wyden, what an embarrassment. He comes out and criticizes the president for trying to help out in Portland, Oregon. After 50-plus days of riots, now you speak out as if 50 people who decide to disrupt their lives, answer the president's order, and go there under the Homeland Security division, now they are the problem -- which is an absolute joke. They should be embarrassed what's happening in their own state, but they don't seem to do that. Hopefully the people at home are smarter than that.