In a perfect example of dumb media bias, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Politico, and countless other outlets described the protesters in Washington and Charlottesville this weekend as “Anti-Hate” groups.
While several of these outlets (eventually) found time to report on the nasty slogans and violent behavior these groups engaged in during their supposed “counter-protest” rallies, the mere fact that they could bear witness to these disgusting events and still call the people involved “anti-hate” groups shows just how far the mainstream media is willing to go to preserve a narrative.
When it comes to Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and these other socialist nutballs, the MSM coverage is nearly as pathetic as when the subject is Islamic radicals. As long as you’re anti-Trump/anti-Republican, you’re all right with the Beltway media.
Of course, the mainstream liberal media is loathe to admit when they’re wrong, and they had their stories all ready to go heading into this weekend. On the one-year anniversary of the infamous Charlottesville violence, “alt-right” organizer Jason Kessler was prepared to hold another rally, this time in Washington, D.C. With a permit in hand, he showed up in Lafayette Square for Unite the Right 2. But while the media pressed Trump to denounce white supremacy and prepared for a repeat of last year’s silly tiki torch parade, nothing of interest came to pass. Only thirty-something white nationalists wound up coming to the event, easily drowned out by thousands of counter-protesters on the left.
These counter-protesters may not have been needed, considering the miniscule turnout of the opponents, but they did manage to do one thing on Sunday: Prove that Trump was absolutely right last year when he said there were bad people “on both sides” of the Charlottesville situation. The media HATED him for making that statement and turned it into the most controversial moment of his presidency. And that’s exactly why – no matter how many vile, violent, anti-police extremists showed up in Washington on Sunday – they will never, ever tell the public the truth about the far left. That would be admitting that they were wrong when they condemned Trump for that Charlottesville statement, and that’s just never going to happen.
The closest the Washington Post gets to telling the truth about Sunday’s display of left-wing extremism comes in this sentence: “Antifa members vented their frustration at not being able to confront the rallygoers by lighting smoke bombs and firecrackers and throwing eggs in the direction of police.”
Ah, well, that’s just plain assault. But never mind, because it’s just Antifa, and they’ve been driven to such extremes by the presence of, oh thirty or so white supremacists.
The truth is that the thousands of counter-protesters in attendance knew that there would be no huge outpouring of white supremacist force. They didn’t come there to protest Kessler and his crew; they came there to protest the police. That’s why, even before it was obvious that this would not be Charlottesville Part II, you could see anti-police banners, anti-Trump chants, and anti-capitalism sentiment awash through the crowd.
These people came to protest not against the evil within the United States, but the evil OF the United States.