We’ve said it before, and though it pains us, the original Women’s March was a huge success. Attendance figures were astronomical, considering there were marches around the world in solidarity with the main event in D.C. And the fawning press coverage was uncritical and endless.

If you watched the event unfold live on C-SPAN, though, it was nothing like what was reported in the mainstream press. Madonna sharing her fantasy of blowing up the White House was one one the least radical things said that day.

It took some time, but as John Sexton noted over at Twitchy sister site Hot Air, the leaders of the Women’s March actually took some heat in the pages of the New York Times, courtesy of staff editor Bari Weiss, who admits she was moved by the inaugural march.

This is kind of astounding, considering the writer isn’t a guest columnist, but a staff editor. As we’ve known for a while, though, the leaders of the Women’s March don’t hold up well under scrutiny.

Weiss writes:

Ms. [Tamika] Mallory, in addition to applauding Assata Shakur as a feminist emblem, also admires Fidel Castro, who sheltered Ms. Shakur in Cuba. She put up a flurry of posts when Mr. Castro died last year. “R.I.P. Comandante! Your legacy lives on!” she wrote in one. She does not have similar respect for American police officers. “When you throw a brick in a pile of hogs, the one that hollers is the one you hit,” she posted on Nov. 20.

Ms. Perez also expressed her admiration for a Black Panther convicted of trying to kill six police officers: “Love learning from and sharing space with Baba Sekou Odinga.”

And that doesn’t even touch on the many controversies surrounding Linda Sarsour, or the involvement of Rasmea Yousef Odeh, convicted Palestinian terrorist. What’s not to like?

Not everyone appreciated the unvarnished look at the women behind the Women’s March:

Yes, because the New York Times never does that.

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