The journalists at CBS This Morning, Monday, made sure to label a “right-wing” protest, but offered no such characterization for Antifa at a rally in which smoke bombs were thrown at the police. Co-host Gayle King antiseptically explained, “...Clashes erupted at rallies in Portland and Vancouver, Washington. A demonstration against hate yesterday turned violent when so called Antifa group clashed with police and other protesters.”
She added, “At least seven people were arrested there and a right-wing prayer group held a rally in Vancouver, Washington. At least two people were arrested in that location.” To repeat, no “left-wing” ID for Antifa, but a “right-wing" description for the other event.
Fox News offered a better explanation of what the Antifa demonstrators were doing:
Antifa demonstrators hurled smoke and projectiles at police officers during rallies in downtown Portland on Sunday, injuring at least two, according to police.
Police said demonstrators threw projectiles and smoke bomb — and knocked down a fence that police had put up. They also said seven suspects were in custody.
On August 28, CBS This Morning’s Margaret Brennan offered three “right-wing” labels in 24 seconds. But none for Antifa:
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.
[The bias on CBS This Morning, Monday, was sponsored by Stanley Steemer, Comcast and Dr. Scholl’s.]
A transcript from Monday’s segment below:
CBS This Morning
7:34:07 to 7:34:30
GAYLE KING: Our CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, that’s Koin TV, reports that clashes erupted at rallies in Portland and Vancouver, Washington. A demonstration against hate yesterday turned violent when so-called Antifa group clashed with police and other protesters. At least seven people were arrested there and a right-wing prayer group held a rally in Vancouver, Washington. At least two people were arrested in that location.