ABC, NBC Provide Cover for Antifa TERRORISM, Claim They’re ‘Counter-Protesters’

The domestic terrorist organization known as Antifa carried out attacks at a “right-wing” rally in Portland, Oregon on Saturday by targeting peaceful rally goers, police, and members of the press. As the liberal media have done in the past, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today, carried water for the extreme left-wing terrorists by downplaying their actions and by suggesting they’re simply “counter-protesters”.

ABC’s coverage was absolutely abysmal. With an on-screen headline that suggested the “right-wing” was responsible for the violence, GMA co-anchor Dan Harris offered up just a news brief that lasted just 22 seconds:

DAN HARRIS: Meanwhile, violent street confrontations in Portland, Oregon, 13 people arrested, six injured, when more than 1,000 right-wing demonstrators and counter-protesters descended upon the downtown area. Police say that they were pelted with water bottles while making an arrest there. Officers also confiscated a number of weapons, including knives, shields, and stun guns.

Throwing water bottles was arguably among the least of Antifa’s tactics. According to footage of their attacks, Antifa assaulted a bus filled with the “right-wing” marchers (as they were trying to leave the even) and tried to beam people in the head with a hammer.

They were also targeting reporters and threatening their wellbeing, as they did with Washington Examiner reporter Julio Rosas. The terrorists also beat one middle-aged man unconscious and, as Quillette reporter Andy Ngo reported, there were no police in sight.

Despite the fact that Portland police left many of the “right-wing” folks high and dry to the terrorism of Antifa, NBC Sunday Today host Willier Geist began the segment by noting that “the mayor of Portland Oregon is praising his police force”.

 

 

Surprisingly, NBC dedicated almost three minutes to the violence but even then they downplayed Antifa’s terrorist actions by using rosy language. According to correspondent Steve Patterson, who was also at the rally, the event was held by “right-wing extremists” who “went head-to-head with left-wing anti-fascists”.

Patterson highlighted his conversations with two of the Antifa terrorists:

ANTIFA TERRORIST 1: It is not free speech, it is hate speech and we as the people of this city are not going to take it.

(…)

ANTIFA TERRORIST 2: There’s no two sides. There’s Nazi and there’s not Nazi.

Of course, Patterson didn’t seem to question or care to explain why the people he was talking to were wearing black masks.

Seeming to sympathize with the terrorists, Patterson showed of how the mob of dozens was assailing an apparent lone “right-wing protester”. “Right now, you see a crowd of counter-protesters. In the middle is what appears to be a right-wing protester. And they are going all they can to push him out,” he said as if Antifa was acting nobly.

Patterson then huffed about how President Trump started “the day by labeling Antifa an ‘organization of terror’.” He can be act shocked by the label all he wants but the fact that Antifa cooked up a plot to firebomb an ICE detention center, just last month, proves they’re terrorists.

Meanwhile, NBC still refuses to report on how Antifa terrorists attacked one of their reporters and his crew just over a year ago.

The transcripts are below, click "expand" to read:

ABC’s Good Morning America
August 18, 2019
8:09:11 a.m. Eastern

DAN HARRIS: Meanwhile, violent street confrontations in Portland, Oregon, 13 people arrested, six injured, when more than 1,000 right-wing demonstrators and counter-protesters descended upon the downtown area. Police say that they were pelted with water bottles while making an arrest there. Officers also confiscated a number of weapons, including knives, shields, and stun guns.

NBC’s Sunday Today
August 18, 2019
8:02:41 a.m. Eastern

WILLIE GEIST: This morning the mayor of Portland Oregon, is praising his police force for ensuring that a standoff between far-right and far-left groups itching for a fight on Saturday did not turn into wider violence like the city has seen in the past. There were, though, confrontations and some arrests. NBC’s Steve Patterson was in the middle of it all. He joins us now from Portland. Steve, good morning.

STEVE PATTERSON: Willie, for weeks this was essentially a planned and promoted clash between two factions that could have easily devolved into a street brawl. It didn't. What it was though, however, was another day for hateful rhetoric and pockets of violence.

[Cuts to video]

Pease shattered in Portland as national attention turned to yet another ideological clash echoing in the streets.

Saturday, right-wing extremists went head-to-head with left-wing anti-fascists in what has become a predictably ugly street duel.

The conflict started when hundreds of right-wing protesters assembled for a rally on the city’s waterfront. A show of force from some 700 police officers trying to keep the peace. This counter-protester says there’s no place for it in Portland

ANTIFA TERRORIST 1: It is not free speech, it is hate speech and we as the people of this city are not going to take it.

PATTERSON: Former Info Wars staffer Joe Biggs organized the event as a show of force against the city’s Antifa movement. He said it was meant to stir up the left and it worked.

JOE BIGGS: We just came in. We did a marched peacefully. We went in, planted our flag, came back out. And they’re chasing us right now.

PATTERSON: Members of the city’s Antifa chapter pushed back, leading to sporadic outbursts of violence.

Most of the protesting has been peaceful but we do see these flare-ups in the crowd. Right now, you see a crowd of counter-protesters. In the middle is what appears to be a right-wing protester. And they are going all they can to push him out.

The President starting the day by labeling Antifa an “organization of terror”. We pushed them for a response to the protest.

We would love to hear your two sides.

ANTIFA TERRORIST 2: There’s no two sides. There’s Nazi and there’s not Nazi.

PATTERSON: And with one right-wing group threatening monthly protests, the mayor of Portland responding.

TED WHEELER: I want to be very clear. We do not want him here in my city period.

[Cuts back to live

PATTERSON: So police managing to get the upper hand by mostly keeping those two groups separate. As you saw, though, it did get ugly. 13 arrests, six injuries. But by and large, if you look at the whole thing, this was mostly a peaceful affair. Willie.

GEIST: Looks like police did a good job this time for the most part. Steve Patterson in Portland, thank you very much.

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