Federal authorities have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists known as “antifa” had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous, so much so that the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as “domestic terrorist violence,” according to interviews and confidential law enforcement documents obtained by POLITICO.
It is pretty amazing really as just a couple weeks ago at the Charlottesville violence between the KKK and ANTIFA how the media ignored the KKK having a permit and ANTIFA crashing the party looking for violence occurred. All we saw was one outlet after another savaging the President for talking about there being good people on both sides and how both sides were responsible.
It turns out that the President was right.
Mitt Romney, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan jumped on the President. The media has now changed to calling them anarchists in order to avoid their decidedly leftist political bent.
Even as the media are being forced to admit that ANTIFA is a group of bad people with bad intentions – their stories are blaming the President for their behavior. This is absurd of course and punctuated as such by their rise before President Trump was candidate Trump.
This is another grossly biased article from a left-wing reporter that got assaulted by ANTIFA. The moral of this story is that the left saw ANTIFA as an opportunity to damage President Trump and it boomeranged on them.
It boomeranged so bad that even Nancy Pelosi had to come out and condemn them. Before you think this is so amazing, realize that Paul Ryan in his stupidity, made it easy as it allowed Pelosi to be on the opposite side of Ryan’s regarding ANTIFA.
In February, leftwing protestors at the University of California, Berkeley rioted – causing $100,000 in damage to the campus – and forced the university to cancel a speech by former Breitbart.com editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
A month later at Middlebury College, liberals shouted down political scientist and author Charles Murray, preventing him from giving a speech. As if this wasn’t enough to satisfy these rioters, a group of masked militants then proceeded to attack Murray, injuring a faculty member in their fury.
In an attempt to rationalize the violent outbursts of leftist groups, the mainstream media characterized the speakers as controversial, provocative right-wingers whose extreme views drove the otherwise normal liberal Americans into frenzy.
After the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia this month, the media rightly castigated violence carried out by hateful Neo-Nazi groups and Ku Klux Klan members, but they blatantly disregarded the violent acts committed by Antifa militants who were also there.
In San Francisco this past Sunday, a small army of masked, armed Antifa members swarmed and attacked a group of conservatives who were peacefully protesting Marxism in America – as well as the police protecting the group. The Berkeley Police ultimately arrested 13 of the Antifa activists, charging some with felony assault, assault with a deadly weapon, and other violations.
When Antifa show up, they have coke cans full of concrete, riot police style gear, facemasks to hide their identity, fire extinguishers rigged in to flame-throwers… and what do we get from the media? Photos that are cut and spliced to only show some fat old white guy with a confederate flag with the ANTIFA thug’s flame thrower edited out.
Pelosi was finally forced to come out and say something because the media enabling of the violence is emboldening these thugs to do even more. They will kill someone.
So, the elite national media’s take on the violence in Berkeley on Sunday was: Yes, violent liberals attacked a small group of conservative protestors – but it’s not really their fault.
Based on how the mainstream media has covered the Charlottesville tragedy and the protests in Berkeley, it is reasonable to say they believe there is no moral equivalence between violence fueled by bigotry and violence committed by people who hate others for their political ideology.
This message is wrong and dangerous to our Republic.