All of the negative coverage that Antifa has been getting lately (see #UnderCoverAntifa: Louder with Crowder Exposes the Dangerous Truth of Antifa and Whoa! CNN Airs Expose on ‘Violent Anarchist’ AntiFa. Yes, THAT CNN….)? Vox wants you to ignore it, because it’s all biased. Outside of a few nogoodniks, Antifa are really just peaceful protesters giving candy to kids and helping old ladies across the street.
But so far, violent antifa have made up a remarkably tiny part of the protests they show up at. They may look scary, but much of the hype around them is a product of sensationalized media coverage.
The result is that protest movements are put in a kind of unwinnable situation: Viewers at home end up thinking most protesters are violent or dangerous, and protest leaders are forced into endless debates about tactics, rather than the issue they were protesting in the first place.
So all the violence you see? All the beatdowns and destruction of private property and torching of police cars? It’s all just the media being biased against the left.
Not lost on me is that the leftists at Vox are most likely the same leftists who tried to paint actually peaceful TEA Party protests as violent orcs rampaging toward Gondor. Sorry, that’s as nerdy as I can get. No Game of Thrones here. Vox probably thought the TEA Party were all brain-eating zombies because they saw someone in an audience with something offensive written on an oak tag.
As opposed to Antifa who actually encourage violence. But nah, just ignore that.