Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Truth Suffers in Defense of Antifa

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For decades, liberal journalists have often tried to discredit conservative protest movements, from the tea party to the pro-lifers, by smearing them with violent extremists. So it's fascinating to read liberal Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan warn on Sept. 4 against tarring the anti-Trump "resistance" with an antifa brush. The headline read "Quick to Vilify, But Slow to Explain It."
Sullivan claimed that all most people know about antifa, the far-left-leaning militant groups, is what they've heard from President Trump and what they've guessed from video of "club-wielding protesters shown endlessly on TV." This leads them to think antifa members are "the left-wing equivalent of neo-Nazis." Sullivan said, "That's not only untrue, but it has the effect of tarring everyone who protests Trump, as well as those who peacefully march for climate-change awareness or rally against hate-mongering speakers."
She complained that the term "antifa" has been "quickly weaponized" and quoted leftist writer Paul Blest to claim that antifa's level of violence is nearly nonexistent next to the extremist right. Blest said, "To pretend that the alt-right and Antifa are comparable is like equating the danger of playing Russian roulette with taking a walk."
Try asking someone beaten half to death by antifa thugs whether it felt like a walk in the park. --->
Read the rest from L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham HERE.

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1 comment:

cimbri said...

This headline is blatantly dishonest. It sounds like Trump is defending Antifa.