Media conceals Antifa’s violent thuggery
After Fox News recently called out the liberal anti-American militants – who marred Columbus Day with their anarchist vandalism – one progressive news hub accused the conservative media and Fox News of blowing their threat out of proportion.
“Fox News panics about the menace of’ ‘leftist antifa thugs,’ local news networks worry about the prospect of anarchist invaders, and think piece after think piece warns that antifa’s tactics are going too far,” left-leaning Vox author Carlos Maza wrote, according to WND. “But so far, antifa have made up a small part of the protests they showed up at.”
Angels in disguise given a bad rap?
Maza goes on to indicate that Antifa is just a harmless, misunderstood group with a good cause that has been victimized by a concerted right-wing smear campaign.
“They may look scary, but much of the hype around them is a product of sensationalized media coverage,” he continued. “[The conservative media is] incentivized to focus on the most extreme and badly behaved members of any protest.”
But similar accusations can be made about the mainstream media’s slanted depiction of so-called white nationalists – and their trumped-up connection to the president.
“However, the same could be said of the liberal media’s coverage of white racist movements and their attempt to link the groups to President Trump,” WND pointed out. “But unlike the so-called alt-right, antifa activists have powerful supporters within the mainstream media who consciously work to downplay the extremism of the masked radicals. Some establishment media members even proudly claim the label of antifa.”
Uncovering the leftist slant
Project Veritas Founder and President James O’Keefe exposed the hypocrisy of the leftist media when he recently unleashed a video showing New York Times Video Audience Strategy Editor Nick Dudich admitting that part of his job is slanting the news to color Trump in an unfavorable light.
When an undercover Project Veritas journalist asked Dudich if he was objective when delivering the news at the Times, he had a surprisingly candid response.
“No, I’m not,” he replied, according to Project Veritas. “That’s why I’m here … My voice is on… my imprint is on every video we do.”
He made no pretenses to hide his bias against Trump, making his contempt for the president and his family known by sharing what he would like to do to him.
“I’d target his businesses, his dumb [expletive] of a son, Donald Jr., and Eric…” Dudich impressed. “Target that. Get people to boycott going to his hotels. Boycott… So a lot of the Trump brands, if you can ruin the Trump brand and you put pressure on his business and you start investigating his business and you start shutting it down, or they’re hacking or other things. He cares about his business more than he cares about being President. He would resign. Or he’d lash out and do something incredibly illegal – which he would have to.”
The Times staff member was then asked by the undercover journalist if he could make sure that anti-Trump stories make it to the front.
“Oh, we always do,” Dudich replied.
At another time, he shared that during his youth, he was a member of America’s notorious far-left terrorist group.
“Yeah, I used to be an Antifa punk once upon a time,” Dudich boasted when speaking with the Daily Caller.
For some time, the leftist news media has loyally adopted the task of portraying Antifa as if it were a patriotic, selfless and sacrificial group seeking to bring about truth and justice for all Americans, but discerning onlookers can easily identify the group as little more than a politically motivated gang of brawlers.
“There is … one group guilty of regularly assaulting members of the media, and that group just so happens to be the very same leftwing gang of masked thugs that the media frequently compares to the American troops who stormed Normandy on D-Day, to freedom fighters, to righteous opponents of hate and bigotry,” Breitbart reported.
Those who have steadfastly protected the militant group have often been the recipients of its wrath.
“While a quick Internet search came up with too-many-to-count instances of Antifa committing various acts of personal and property violence, I was able to find no fewer than 10 instances of Antifa assaulting members of the very same media so enamored with Antifa, so eager to defend these leftwing terrorists who stalk, disrupt and assault everyday Republicans, who (like the media) see no moral difference between a Trump supporter and a neo-Nazi,” Breitbart’s John Nolte divulged before listing off Antifa’s leftist victims.
Incurring this abuse does little to motivate the mainstream media to expose Antifa for what it really is.
“Now, don’t be fooled by pleas of ignorance,” Nolte stressed. “Our media is very well aware of what is going on here – well aware of the fact that these leftwing hooligans regularly target their colleagues in this manner. Why, then, doesn’t the media – who love to report on themselves as brave victims – go to Defcon 1 against Antifa?”
The conservative reporter then answered his own question.
“Despite the physical assaults, the bullying, the equipment damage, the menacing, the cuts and bruises, our media still sees Antifa as an ally – as their own righteous army of vigilantes roaming the Earth, just like Hitler’s Brownshirts, to beat up anyone who does not hold the ‘correct’ political views,” Nolte argued.
He emphasized that the left-leaning mainstream media never forgets who its real enemy is.
“Just like the Democrat Party, the national media loves that this mob is out there, wants them out there, cheers, excuses and rationalizes their violence, their riots, their suppression of ‘unapproved’ speech,” Nolte concluded. “[T]he media hates us enough that they do not at all mind being bloodied themselves – if that is what it takes to further The Holy Cause of Social Justice.”