Here’s a good one from the Voxsplainers at Vox: did you know that antifa “dominates” media coverage?
They might want to check their own news archives: no one in the mainstream press ever mentioned the word antifa until President Donald Trump controversially suggested there was more than one group contributing to the bigotry and violence in Charlottesville. And even then, bright minds like Brian Fallon and Jeffrey Goldberg rushed in to defend antifa as modern day Allied soldiers storming the beach at Normandy to fight Nazis — not the anarcho-communists in black hoodies and kerchiefs they really are.
It was only then that a few brave news outlets dared look into the phenomenon that entered the public consciousness when antifa set fires and vandalized Berkeley over a Milo Yiannopoulos speech.
In any case, here’s a question Vox easily could have answered for itself without pestering the rest of us with a dumb video:
Groups like antifa only make up a small part of the protests they attend. So why do they dominate media coverage? pic.twitter.com/SFFtGCRh6d
— Vox (@voxdotcom) October 7, 2017
Is it the felony assaults? I think it's probably the felony assaults. https://t.co/0jAFBrTMR7
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) October 7, 2017
Because they commit all the violence ? https://t.co/PfXoYSwhsB
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) October 7, 2017
Because they beat the crap out of people & burn shit up? https://t.co/3EpUMlI7Ld
— Kris Kinder (@kris_kinder) October 7, 2017
Because the break things, light things on fire & beat people. Maybe stop doing that? https://t.co/o9Vl3IbVY3
— Stacey Lennox (@ScotsFyre) October 7, 2017
Yeah, why do the guys lighting people on fire and throwing jars of piss get all the media? https://t.co/hfr027kHil
— Mr. X (@stillglomar) October 7, 2017
Because they burn shit and assault people, you fucking dip. https://t.co/wX6HOXEp39
— Rags (@YourPalRags) October 7, 2017
Mass shooters only make up a small part of gun owners. So why do millions of NRA members dominate media coverage? White supremacists make up an infinitesimal proportion of conservatives in America. So why do clowns like Richard Spencer dominate media coverage? We could do this all day.
Vox is gonna Vox, though.
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) October 7, 2017
They actually don't dominate the mainstream media coverage. They are purposefully ignored by the MSM, & defended by Vox. ?♂️ https://t.co/FHFQc7JMZ2
— Paul A Marketos (@PaulAMarketos) October 7, 2017
Look in the mirror. Progressive outlets highlight Richard Spencer and his goombas as if they're representative of the entire right-wing. https://t.co/DXUR5pyNcp
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 7, 2017
— Harry (@Harry1T6) October 7, 2017
Mass shooters only make up a small part of the population. So why do they dominate media coverage? https://t.co/CGcei28eBx
— SΞ4N VΞNKM4N (@MrFoPow) October 7, 2017
Same reason that the rare instance a white cop shoots a black suspect dominates headlines, but thousands of black on black murders don’t. https://t.co/Nl7a2TuEwx
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 7, 2017
You guys really should hire some right-wingers to stop you from posting such blatantly hypocritical videos https://t.co/NG5ICRLIR1
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) October 7, 2017
This video is among the worst apologetics I've seen for antifa yet.
So much cringe. https://t.co/pjYI87bEt4
— TylerPreston20 ?? (@TylerPreston20) October 7, 2017
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Meet the Press guest defends Antifa: ‘When pushed, violence is a legitimate response’ https://t.co/V7eMz6knsy
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 20, 2017