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Cheered it on …
On Saturday, violent leftist Antifa thugs proved they are the real fascists. A group of Antifa violently attacked journalist Andy Ngo and others in Portland, Oregon, (the account that shared video of other attacks has been suspended by Twitter, here is an archived version). These brutal goons were cheered on by leftist keyboard warrior journalists. Those cheering on Antifa were a who's who of progressive journalists.
Then there was Vox's Carlos Maza, who openly called for YouTube to deplatform BlazeTV host Steven Crowder (BlazeTV, like TheBlaze, is owned by Blaze Media) and also, back in May, called for people to milkshake conservatives in public. The Portland violence included Antifa thugs throwing milkshakes at Ngo and others that the Portland police say also contained quick-setting cement.
While Tapper and CNN media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter are denouncing the violence, their CNN colleagues have routinely taken Antifa's side in the past. In August 2018, Chris Cuomo defended Antifa, saying, "People who show up to fight against bigots are not to be judged the same as the bigots, even if they do resort to the same petty violence." Cuomo added, "Fighting against hate matters." In April, Cuomo again defended the violent leftist thugs.
Just as with the gunman who traveled to a congressional baseball practice juiced up on the hate he saw on Rachel Maddow's program, people like Cuomo, Maza, O'Sullivan, and others give Antifa legitimacy. They encourage and excuse the violence we saw in Portland over the weekend.
These journalists have blood on their keyboards. They should be held to account for it.
More on the Antifa thugs' violence …
Oregonian journalist Jim Ryan documented the Antifa rally with videos of assault and marches
Ngo's lawyer says he suffered a brain bleed due to injuries sustained during violent assault
Michelle Malkin interviewed Kelly and Blum over the phone and posted a Twitter thread with details of their attack
3 individuals arrested for assault, but not for attack on Ngo. Police investigation is ongoing. Medics treated eight people, including three police officers
ABC gives 17 seconds to Antifa violence, ignores journo with brain injury
Video: The media's history of supporting Antifa
Quillette: Antifa's brutal assault on Andy Ngo is a wake-up call — for authorities and journalists alike
Toby Young: Portland Antifa are the real fascists
Flashback: Joe Biden praised Antifa as 'courageous group of Americans' in April
Ngo has been released from the hospital
North Korean guards rough up incoming WH press secretary Stephanie Grisham in 'all out brawl' — and the incident was caught on camera
Bill Maher skewers Julian Castro for trying to win 'Woke Olympics' with transgender abortion answer at Dem debate
Jim Acosta asks President Trump if he's afraid of offending Mohammad Bin Salman on Khashoggi case, Trump claps back: 'No, not at all. I don't really care about offending people. I sort of thought you'd know that.'
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg donates $1 million to Planned Parenthood's advocacy efforts
New York Times op-ed engages in 'dangerous incitement' against customs and border agents
House conservative rips WaPo's Jennifer Rubin over accusing Republicans of holding kids 'hostage'
Piers Morgan defends Ivanka against AOC and wades into Twitter war
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