HuffPo writer slams Vox for reporting honestly that Antifa attacked police, journalists

HuffPo writer slams Vox for reporting honestly that Antifa attacked police, journalists
Antifa 'keeping the peace'

As noted at LU earlier, telling the truth is frowned upon by the Left when it doesn’t jibe with their liberal narrative. But sometimes that “philosophy” is carried to its illogical extreme.

Take the reaction of a HuffPost writer to an article at Vox on Sunday’s Unite the Right rally that dares to acknowledge that “a few left-wing “antifa” (short for ‘anti-fascist’) counterprotesters did engage in violence, throwing eggs and water bottles and shooting fireworks at police officers and some journalists who were covering the demonstrations.”

HuffPo’s Christopher Mathias took Jennifer Williams, the author of the Vox column, to task tweeting:

Wait, let’s make sure we get this right. Reporting on events as they happened is bad and therefore to be avoided? Yes, I understand that according to the Left, Antifa are “anti-hate protesters” who are there to keep the peace. Never mind that that’s the job of the police, who, incidentally, Antifa views as the enemy.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo articulated what he perceives as the difference between Antifa and the white nationalists they came to oppose on Sunday by asserting that “all punches are not equal”:

In the eyes of the law, yes. But in the eyes of good and evil, here’s the argument: If you’re a punk who comes and starts trouble in a mask and hurt [sic] people, you’re not about any virtuous cause. You’re just somebody who’s going to be held to the standard of doing something wrong. But when someone comes to call out bigots and it gets hot, even physical, are they equally wrong as the bigot they are fighting? I argue no.

But by that same general line of reasoning, the police are above reproach. They sometimes dispatch justice in the form of violence, but it is in the line of duty.

But let’s not pretend that Antifa is on a par with the police. According to The Washington Post, some 40 white nationalists turned up for Sunday’s event. In contrast, there were thousands of counter-protesters. So when they saw that the rally had essentially imploded, did they leave, discerning that their “services” were no longer needed? No, they turned their blood lust on the police and members of the press. And for reporting this fact, a liberal writer for one rag is under assault by a liberal writer for another one.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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