As the MSM ignored the train attacks and the recent conviction of an Antifa terrorist, they also continue to downplay or ignore other recent events and violence that follows Antifa where ever they go.
A NewsWeek opinion writer addresses attacks against journalists trying to cover their violence protesters and/or counter-protests.
Note – Since the “news” divisions hesitate cover Antifa terrorism, I guess it is left to the opinion writers.
One person from each side was battered or stabbed repeatedly with unidentified metal objects. Several were bruised, others bloodied.
A Hispanic man in an American flag hat and handkerchief was rushed to emergency surgery in critical condition with a single knife insertion and withdrawal to the upper chest. A tall Caucasian figure with blond hair—a regular among the SoCal Antifa Black Bloc this summer—was arrested for attack on September 1st.
An Independent photojournalist was attacked as well.
Independent photojournalist Maranie Staab was assaulted in Portland on August 22, after an Antifa Black Bloc counter action against Proud Boys launched a street battle. Staab was singled out for misogynist epithets and maced after her phone was knocked away. Paint and chemicals were deployed from a large metallic fire extinguisher sprayer, and projectiles (including explosives) were thrown at press. Two banner-carrying Evangelical protesters were also doused.
Much of the “antifascist” Twitter narrative about this incident, as well as soft-dox naming of right-wing opponents, originated in Los Angeles. A self-identifying Antifa “research” account, which has advocated for neutralizing press cameras, began cherry picking videos to try to portray Staab as the aggressor.
Video shows the Black Bloc hurling a projectile and knocking Staab’s phone into the street. They attack another female reporter before Staab says, “Don’t touch her.” Staab says she stood her ground. Critics blame her for getting too close to the Black Bloc.
Blame the victim. That is Antifa’s pattern of behavior. Show up at any protest you disagree with, get violent, attack men, women and children, law enforcement and Independent journalists, and then blame the original protesters who were being peaceful right up until they were attacked by Antifa.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
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