More and more journalists are getting assigned to follow the alt-right and right-wing extremists. Remember Talia Lavin, who was supposed to teach a course at NYU this summer on “Reporting on the Far-Right”? She’s also the former fact-checker who smeared a former Marine as a Nazi by misidentifying his tattoo, but that didn’t stop Media Matters from hiring her on as a researcher “on far-right extremism and the alt-right.”
HuffPost too has its open reporter covering “the far right, disinformation, and hate.” Here he is keeping an eye on the fascists at Saturday’s “End Domestic Terrorism” rally in Portland.
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) August 17, 2019
So if you’re there to rally against Antifa, then you’re a fascist? Hey, there might be some fascists in the crowd, but then again, we all know how triggering the sight of an American flag or a MAGA hat can be. If Alyssa Milano says a red hat is no different than a white hood, who are we to disagree?
Why do journalists conflate the term “fascist” to anyone wearing a MAGA hat? https://t.co/UGKXVicoiV
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 17, 2019
I really hate that they sport the American flag
— JayeLee (@JayeLee) August 17, 2019
Yeah, we know.
Care to back the claim that anyone there showing their faces are fascists? Please give citations with actual proof not fallacies from your opinion
— Curtis Butler (@curtisbutler115) August 17, 2019
The “fascists” seem happier than you
— GoshuAAAA (@Skipper1913) August 17, 2019
Where are the fascists? I don't see any antifa or black bloc in that video.
— ayjaytrey (@ayjaytrey) August 17, 2019
Yeah, gonna need to see some evidence of them being ‘fascists’, chief.
— Jeroen ?? (@klimatheist) August 17, 2019
Only one group there is being considered for designation as domestic terrorists. pic.twitter.com/9L9c5nKWpw
— joey (@jokimla) August 17, 2019
And they call you a Journalist? You seem one sided in reporting…
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) August 17, 2019
He covers the far-right and hate, so he’s got to come up with some far-right hate.
— Coopa Troopa (@coop222) August 17, 2019
Antifa are the real Fascist. Try to keep up.
— Sammy4Justice (@Sammy4Justice) August 17, 2019
They are not Fascists.
— Becky Bower (@beckybower651) August 17, 2019
Those aren’t fascists, you ignorant dolt.
— Bee? (@infobee) August 17, 2019
Just because you call them fascists doesn’t mean they are fascists. Go reprogram your brainwashed self.
— Inquisitor of Man ?? (@InquisitorOfMan) August 17, 2019
What a putrid hateful punk you are! These are American's, Deal with it . Do your self a favor and look up the term fascist. I think you'll find your filming the wrong people.
— D.R. Cummings (@DseasRoss) August 17, 2019
Huff post is garbage
— Sublime (@sublimebenjamin) August 17, 2019
Hey, it’s not like Mathias just throws the word “fascist” around indiscriminately; we’re just saying, this is his pinned tweet:
I went to a fascist rally in North Carolina last night. Read my dispatch. https://t.co/a3V0ylB5ie
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) July 18, 2019
It starts: Portland businesses heeding ‘strong encouragement’ from police and closing ‘in preparation for demonstrations’ https://t.co/erMLZyYNBO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 17, 2019