With Antifa still assaulting and harassing peaceful “right-wing” marchers, police, and journalists in the streets of Portland, Oregon on Saturday, CNN Newsroom host Ana Cabrera and the network found it controversial that President Trump would want to accurately brand the extreme far-left group as the domestic terrorists that they were. She would tee up New Mexico Congresswoman Debra Haaland to defend the group as “peaceful 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”.
As NewsBusters research analyst Bill D’Agostino exposed Tuesday afternoon, the liberal broadcast networks were doing their best to avoid telling their viewers that the gunman behind the Dayton mass shooting was an admitted ‘leftist’. But ABC’s World News Tonight was the first flagship network news program to break that trend Tuesday evening when they footnoted that fact.
Newsweek, which changed hands a few years ago for the grand total of a buck, is now promoting the idea that the left-wing Antifa is basically a harmless organization. This promotion of a touchy-feely Antifa was done via a guest columnist named Tae Phoenix who is described as "a singer-songwriter who uses music as a community organizing tool. She organizes with the Poor People's Campaign and Indivisible, among others."
On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon and CNN terrorism analyst Juliette Kayyem suggested that Fox News was to blame for right-wing terrorism in the U.S., and that it gives a platform to racism, as the two discussed reports that such violence is a bigger problem in the U.S. than terrorism from other sources.
Broadcast networks continue to handle Antifa — a violent anarcho-communist group who recently put a reporter in the hospital — with kid gloves. As of this evening, NBC and CBS still refuse to cover an Antifa member’s attempts to burn down an ICE facility, while ABC has barely mentioned it.
Americans didn’t need to see journalist Andy Ngo getting attacked by Antifa to know the group’s violent roots. Antifa doesn’t hide its lust for destruction. It shouts it for all to hear from beneath its black face masks. It’s part of its DNA, as much as hating free speech and denouncing anyone to the right of Bernie Sanders as a “Nazi.”
Following the vicious assault against journalist Andy Ngo in Portland, Oregon over the weekend at the hands of Antifa, conservatives nationwide demanded that the federal government and the Justice Department formally declare the radical, left-wing group a domestic terror organization. Well, during Wednesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik lent his voice to the chorus.
A day after MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews and a band of like-minded lefties suggested that President Trump’s A Salute to America is un-American and an attempt to turn the country into the former Soviet Union, Matthews returned Wednesday to predict Trump supporters there will have Confederate flags (instead of American ones) and could cause violence on the National Mall.
I will not be in much of a celebratory mood this coming Independence Day. Our borders have collapsed. Our educational system is a wreck. And our constitutionally protected freedoms of assembly, speech and the press are under siege in the streets and across the internet. The ability of patriots to warn, expose and combat the threats to our national sovereignty is eroding daily. Sorry to be a wet blanket, my fellow Americans, but this is no time for a parade.
On Wednesday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and other conservative leaders called on Facebook to live up to its own standards when it comes to standing up to violent and extremist groups like Antifa. Bozell explained that “no action has been taken to de-platform this domestic terrorist organization.” He added that “Facebook is enabling these extremists to commit more violent acts and further spread their hateful message.”
The brutal beating of conservative journalist Andy Ngo by Antifa thugs at a rally in Portland, Ore., was finally noticed Tuesday, only to be buried under distracting details about milkshakes and aspersions on Ngo's previous reporting. The paper’s headlines conveyed no specifics: “Police Tactics Questioned Amid Violence in Oregon,” by Times reporter Mike Baker. The online headline: “In Portland, a Punch and a Milkshake Rumor Feed a Fresh Round of Police Criticism.” Baker had a strange way of describing the victim's reporting: "The conservative journalist has built a prominent presence in part by going into situations where there may be conflict and then publicizing the results." Isn't that what reporting is?