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2aguy

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Ben Shapiro can't stand President Trump...he is an anti-Trumper of long standing........and he explains the problem with the coverage of Virginia...

The Group That Got Ignored in Charlottesville

But the media have remained largely silent about another group: Antifa. Antifa is a loosely connected band of anti-capitalist protesters generally on the far left who dub themselves "anti-fascist" after their compatriots in Europe. They've been around in the United States since the 1990s, protesting globalization and burning trash cans at World Trade Organization meetings. But they've kicked into high gear over the past two years: They engaged in vandalism in violence, forcing the cancelation of a speech by alt-right popularizer Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley; a few months later, they attacked alt-right demonstrators in Berkeley; they attacked alt-right demonstrators in Sacramento, California, leading to a bloody street fight; they threw projectiles at police during President Trump's inauguration; they attacked pro-Trump free-speech demonstrators in Seattle last weekend. They always label their opponents "fascists" in order to justify their violence.

CARTOONS | ROBERT ARIAIL


In Charlottesville, Antifa engaged in street violence with the alt-right racists. As in Weimar, Germany, fascists flying the swastika engaged in hand-to-hand combat with Antifa members flying the communist red.

And yet, the media declared that any negative coverage granted to Antifa would detract from the obvious evils of the alt-right.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times tweeted in the midst of the violence, "The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right. I saw club-wielding 'antifa' beating white nationalists being led out of the park." After receiving blowback from the left, Stolberg then corrected herself. She said: "Rethinking this. Should have said violent, not hate-filled. They were standing up to hate."

Or perhaps Antifa is a hateful group itself.

But that wouldn't fit the convenient narrative Antifa promotes and the media buy: that the sole threat to the republic comes from the racist right. Perhaps that's why the media ignored the events in Sacramento and Berkeley and Seattle -- to point out the evils of Antifa might detract from the evils of the alt-right.

That sort of biased coverage only engenders more militancy from the alt-right, which feels it must demonstrate openly and repeatedly to "stand up to Antifa." Which, of course, prompts Antifa to violence.
 

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No significant truth will come out of dominant media. Even FOX News is rolling over. They are all selling the same old story with a different cover.
 
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Ben Shapiro can't stand President Trump...he is an anti-Trumper of long standing........and he explains the problem with the coverage of Virginia...

The Group That Got Ignored in Charlottesville

But the media have remained largely silent about another group: Antifa. Antifa is a loosely connected band of anti-capitalist protesters generally on the far left who dub themselves "anti-fascist" after their compatriots in Europe. They've been around in the United States since the 1990s, protesting globalization and burning trash cans at World Trade Organization meetings. But they've kicked into high gear over the past two years: They engaged in vandalism in violence, forcing the cancelation of a speech by alt-right popularizer Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley; a few months later, they attacked alt-right demonstrators in Berkeley; they attacked alt-right demonstrators in Sacramento, California, leading to a bloody street fight; they threw projectiles at police during President Trump's inauguration; they attacked pro-Trump free-speech demonstrators in Seattle last weekend. They always label their opponents "fascists" in order to justify their violence.

CARTOONS | ROBERT ARIAIL


In Charlottesville, Antifa engaged in street violence with the alt-right racists. As in Weimar, Germany, fascists flying the swastika engaged in hand-to-hand combat with Antifa members flying the communist red.

And yet, the media declared that any negative coverage granted to Antifa would detract from the obvious evils of the alt-right.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times tweeted in the midst of the violence, "The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right. I saw club-wielding 'antifa' beating white nationalists being led out of the park." After receiving blowback from the left, Stolberg then corrected herself. She said: "Rethinking this. Should have said violent, not hate-filled. They were standing up to hate."

Or perhaps Antifa is a hateful group itself.

But that wouldn't fit the convenient narrative Antifa promotes and the media buy: that the sole threat to the republic comes from the racist right. Perhaps that's why the media ignored the events in Sacramento and Berkeley and Seattle -- to point out the evils of Antifa might detract from the evils of the alt-right.

That sort of biased coverage only engenders more militancy from the alt-right, which feels it must demonstrate openly and repeatedly to "stand up to Antifa." Which, of course, prompts Antifa to violence.
amen.
 

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More defense of the nazis from the usual assholes.

I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It

That is an example of True Liberalism, and the true dedication to Free Speech, even speech that is detestable.

OldRocks shows why today's progressives are not Liberals in any sense of the word.
 

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More defense of the nazis from the usual assholes.
not everything you don't like is a nazi.
not everyone who criticized obama was racist.

and in the end, i hate their message but if we truly have rights for all, then i will defend their rights and not let your biased bullshit shake me from the core because in the end i would do the same for you - regardless of how i felt about what you were saying.
 
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More defense of the nazis from the usual assholes.


No one is defending white national sociaists...we just aren't going to let you pretend the antifa, black lives matter socialists are peaceful......they have been attacking innocent, peaceful rally goers for the last two years, they were just lucky enough to not kill anyone....

oh...except for the black lives matter sympathizer who murdered 5 police officers as he was attempting to murder white police officers.....and the bernie sanders supporter who tried to murder the entire Republican baseball team....and the left wing socialist who tried to murder Trump during the election......

Except for that violence....
 

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