The Democrat Party may have begun cautiously scooching away from the violent leftist thug gang that disingenuously calls itself “Antifa” (Anti-fascist), but the Washington Post and Politico are still sticking up for their violent allies. They figure, “Hey, we both hate Donald Trump, and we both want America to resume the leftward trajectory we enjoyed under Barack Obama. There are no enemies on the left; so let’s use our dwindling influence to sell our siblings to the American public.”
First off, the Washington Post wants you to know that Antifa’s violence is justified because it’s directed against “White Supremacists.” Also, on the basis that Trump supporters include a handful of actual White Supremacists, it is therefore justified to declare all Donald Trump supporters… or even those who don’t oppose him enough … “White Supremacists.” Which makes it okay to beat anyone with MAGA hat with a bicycle lock.
The best thing journalists can do is to relentlessly explain the beliefs, scope and scale of antifa, and to resist conflating it with liberal groups. And most important, to challenge politically motivated efforts to create a false equivalency between antifa and the rising tide of white supremacy. There is no comparison.
She’s right; there is no comparison. Antifa is far more violent the white supremacy movement. And the white supremacy movement doesn’t have a cadre of Democrat Media Operatives justifying and soft-peddling them.
Oh, and Politico says that… and this is a lie… that Trump is to blame for Antifa. Despite the fact that Antifa is just the current incarnation of movements like the Black Bloc and By Any Means Necessary that date back at least to the Bush Administration.
Those reports appear to bolster Trump’s insistence that extremists on the left bore some blame for the clashes in Charlottesville and represent a “problem” nationally. But they also reflect the extent that his own political movement has spurred the violent backlash.
In interviews, law enforcement authorities made clear that Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and policies — first as a candidate and then as president — helped to create a situation that has escalated so quickly and extensively that they do not have a handle on it.