Who were the combatants at a rally on Sunday in California? According to CBS This Morning, Monday, it was a “right-wing demonstration” by “right-wingers.” Instead of labeling the left-wingers who attacked them, reporter Margaret Brennan only identified “demonstrators” and “anarchists.”
Using three labels in a span of just 24 seconds, Brennan emphasized, “... Masked anarchists stormed a right-wing demonstration in Berkeley. The right-wing demonstrators gathered there yesterday and they were vastly outnumbered by counter demonstrators.”
If that wasn’t clear enough, she underlined, “Hundreds of police were on hand, but anarchists, or Antifa protesters, chased away some of the right wingers.” To recap: A “right-wing demonstration” with “right-wing demonstrators” and “right-wingers.” Got it? But no "left-wingers."
In contrast, the Washington Post managed ideological labels for both: “The anti-hate and left-wing protesters largely drowned out the smaller clutch of far-right marchers attending a planned ‘No to Marxism in America’ rally.”
Even the San Francisco Chronicle noted, “The swamping of right-wing political ideas by left-wing demonstrators has become a recurring theme in Berkeley and other California cities.”
[CBS’s bias sponsored by Humira, Breyers ice cream and Claritin.]
A transcript of the CBS This Morning segment is below:
CBS This Morning
MARGARET BRENNAN: The San Francisco Chronicle reports masked anarchists stormed a right-wing demonstration in Berkeley. The right-wing demonstrators gathered there yesterday and they were vastly outnumbered by counter demonstrators. Hundreds of police were on hand, but anarchists, or Antifa protesters, chased away some of the right-wingers. Police arrested a total of 13 people.