In a puff piece dated August 15, 2017 entitled What is Antifa?, CNN explained, in a way that only CNN would, who the Antifa group is while not even mentioning the fact that the Antifa were continuously committing acts of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
With the violence that happened this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia where all the protesters and counter-protesters from neo-Nazis to KKK to Antifa among others collided, many asked who was Antifa? If you don’t know Antifa is, then I have to ask, have you been living under a rock for the past few months?
While CNN did their little song and dance defining Antifa, CNN completely ignored the violence that Antifa committed. Instead, CNN concentrated on some of their own property damage. To give you an example of CNN’s whitewashing of stories, in a section called Why are they controversial?, the spin masters at CNN tried to lead you to believe that “the group is known for causing damage to property during protests.”While it is true that property damage is one of the reasons Antifa is controversial, it is not the only reason they are controversial. The other reason is violence.
The wide spectrum of violence that Antifa has caused ranges from physical assaulting a news reporter, beating people with bike locks, assaulting police officers, chasing down fleeing people to beat them, and to stabbing a police horse in the neck. If you search YouTube you will find hours upon hours of videos showing the violence that Antifa members have used in their displays.
But what CNN fails to mention in their fluff article is that Antifa has been designated as a domestic terrorist group by the Office of Homeland Security in New Jersey. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed certain actions of Antifa as acts of “domestic terrorism.”
This is the kind of fake news produced by CNN and the other Main Stream Media outlets that blur the lines of what is actually news and what is fake news.