Antifa — those thugs in the matching black hoodies and kerchiefs who have essentially taken control of Portland, Oregon from its police department — already got a shout-out on CNN from Don Lemon, who noted of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, “Listen, no organization is perfect. There was some violence.” But, you know, they were punching Nazis, so kudos — it was good violence.
Now CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is joining the Antifa fan club, who says the masked thugs are true to a good cause and just want social justice, even if they have to beat it out of people with bike locks.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo says Antifa is “a good cause” pic.twitter.com/mCMgoyPszQ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 30, 2019
We will note that President Trump did give a good, not “perfect,” answer on Charlottesville, but it took him three tries to really get it right — and despite the press conference in which he directly condemned them, the myth that he praised neo-Nazis as “very fine people” continues to live on in people’s minds.
Newsbusters described the exchange on CNN:
“You can’t say they’re designed to kill the people they don’t like!” the CNN host insisted, adding:
“There are certainly aspects of them that are true to a cause. That is a good cause. They want social justice and whatever they want in that context,” he gushed. As the two argued, Cuomo kept insisting that Antifa wasn’t malicious:
“What I’m saying is this, you don’t draw a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and the people there to fight against them,” he said ending the segment.
That was Lemon’s argument, but here’s the thing — you sure as hell can draw a moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and Antifa — they’re both fascists. “But Antifa stands for anti-fascist!” Cuomo might argue, as if that made them any less fascist, intimidating and beating down dissent and free speech while dressed in their “armor” — usually skateboard pads spray-painted back to go with the look.
In @ChrisCuomo 's defense.
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) April 30, 2019
So now Cuomo is endorsing a terrorist organization. CNN is going out of its way to prove that it is an enemy of the people.
— Tim Squires (@SquiresTim) April 30, 2019
Oh yeah; the FBI has classified Antifa as a domestic terrorist group — a domestic terrorist group that just wants social justice, and that’s a good cause.
Then why won't they show their faces?
— Ohiogirl5472 (@ohiogirl5472) April 30, 2019
Yeah, they don’t like to show their faces — and they’re known for manhandling and attacking photographers and journalists who try to get their faces on camera. And look — here they are burning a “free speech” sign they stole from a protester at a pro-Trump rally.
That sign said "Free Speech". Counter protesters stole and said 'hate speech is not free speech'. pic.twitter.com/tDTWBrPGHD
— Aaron Davis (@BaronBavis) March 5, 2017
Big eye tell. No more reasons. @ScottAdamsSays
— Basil Fawlty (@InncentBystndr) April 30, 2019
He just talked a circle.
— bugsemgee (@bugsemgee) April 30, 2019
I guess he is trying to say there are some very fine people in antifa?
— corandog (@corandog) April 30, 2019
This is the left’s “very fine people” moment. Except that it actually happened.
— SoCalDad (@777mh777) April 30, 2019
Antifa are an extremist movement who deal in violence and censorship of opposing views. Sounds alot like a movement that happened in Germany once upon a time.
And this bloke is defending them? Why hasn't he been arrested?
— Kyle334 (@Kyle3342) April 30, 2019
So destroying other people’s property and assaulting innocent people is a “good cause”????
— HeKo (@WAStateRepub) April 30, 2019
Claiming that one is for the “absurd ” while being “absurd.” What a frustrating interview to be in. I’d walk.
— Matthew Wisecarver (@MattWisecarver) April 30, 2019
— Dan Nelson (@IlliniDan2) April 30, 2019
— Gloria Song (@mommysong) April 30, 2019
By the way, this isn’t new for Cuomo; remember this gem?
CNN's Chris Cuomo compares violent far-left mobs that attacked cops and journalists this weekend to soldiers who fight against evil in combat.pic.twitter.com/Zs83dNLiNI
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 14, 2018
Guys … Antifa are not good people. They’re thugs. They attack journalists who try to get video of their “good deeds.” Why are you defending a violent masked group that beats up reporters and violently puts down free speech?
Oh, and in other news:
FBI Investigating Antifa For Plotting To Buy Guns From Cartel For ‘Armed Rebellion’ – The Daily Caller https://t.co/V1sglfnyPM
— Col. Rob Maness ret. (@RobManess) April 29, 2019
‘Fact check: Jim SUCKS’! Jim Acosta’s attempt at fact checking Trump’s comments on Charlottesville goes SO WRONG https://t.co/KzJTKHQwYn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 27, 2019