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.
NY Times editor takes on Women’s March organizers: ‘When progressives embrace hate’ https://t.co/3FTSLvoZHd
— John Sexton (@verumserum) August 1, 2017
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.
Why are the leaders of the Women's March fawning over anti-Semites and cop killers? My latest: https://t.co/P4FCX0yGOE
— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) August 1, 2017
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.
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?
1. Anti American
2. Pro sharia
5. Pro criminal
7 Demeaning to babies/pregnancy
— The Widow McKay (@CanD_MK) August 1, 2017
Finally someone has called out the extreme Left.
— Miriam (@curiousmaroon) August 1, 2017
Finally, you point this out! What took you so long?
— Bluegrass (@Fultzy43) August 1, 2017
I'm surprised that the @nytimes actually posted this…
— Amanda Hartman (@SunnyInCali922) August 1, 2017
OMG. I'm actually stunned the NYT reported this. I AM STUNNED.
— Taoist Conservative (@TaoConservative) August 1, 2017
Thank you for this important article!! We need to stop out antisemitism no matter where it is! Hate has no place in the women's movement !
— Naomi schmahl (@SchmahlNaomi) August 1, 2017
They don't speak for many of us, regardless of their organizing skills. Some of their positions are indefensible.
— Nancy (@coastalday) August 1, 2017
Liberalism these days, as typified by @lsarsour, is inundated with hate and intolerance as we see on our college campuses.
— Olúsolá Fálodún (@faloxy) August 1, 2017
Intellectual honesty. Thank God somebody out there values it. That said, we need more of this. On all sides.
— Charles (@newmediarules) August 1, 2017
Not everyone appreciated the unvarnished look at the women behind the Women’s March:
@maggieNYT Only fair that the next editorial takes on the disturbing and disgusting social/political views among GOP majority in power.
— Deborah L Phillips (@dprnesq) August 1, 2017
Yes, because the New York Times never does that.
White woman doesn't like intersectionality b/c she isn't centered, cherry-picks non-white women to smear. Typical. https://t.co/CwI4Cc9glm
— Stephanie S (@ghostofhunterst) August 1, 2017
Highly-paid Zionist shill says what?
— James Jorden (@jamesgjorden) August 1, 2017
— Dante Boykin (@DanteB4u) August 1, 2017
It absolutely infuriates you that women of color won't lead a movement the way you tell them to.
— Stop The Wars (@leftjew) August 1, 2017
This piece is absurd propaganda. The Times is better than this…or at least I thought they were.
— (((People's Champ))) (@JCThePplsChamp) August 1, 2017
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Some big names in politics, media wondering who’ll condemn Women’s March’s praise of Assata Shakur https://t.co/eIB0Srvaic
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 18, 2017