We all know the liberal media is biased towards Antifa, but this is just ridiculous.
CNN just published this headline on Antifa:
Antifa Seeks ‘Peace Through Violence’
This past weekend CNN drew more criticism for its left-wing bias after posting a profile on the violent left-wing group “Antifa,” that rather generously described the communist group as “seeking peace through violence.” Despite the obvious contradiction in terms, at least the headline noted the group’s violent motives (albeit in a really stupid way.) But that phrase was scrubbed just hours later by CNN in an obvious move to not offend members of the radical-left group.
The original article appeared online Friday afternoon, with the headline: “Unmasking the Leftist Antifa Movement: Activists Seek Peace Through Violence.” That one mention of violence in the headline was the only real objective criticism CNN’s Sara Ganim and Chris Welch had to offer throughout their lengthy piece, interviewing several self-identified Antifa activists.
The group’s radical ideologies were downplayed in the sympathetic piece. Activists were given a direct line to explain their goals and beliefs, without fear of any criticism from CNN, in passages like these:
Antifa activists, who operate without any centralized leadership, told CNN that their goal is peace and inclusivity. They often denounce capitalism and government. Since Trump entered the world stage, they’ve condemned his push to tighten immigration rules and what some view as his tendency toward racism.
On social media, many of the arrestees have posted anti-police messages and anarchist views. Some write that they feel disenfranchised in the current political climate, the CNN review found.
If this was a radical, violent right-wing group, it’s a given that CNN would have plenty of left-wing groups on hand to denounce their ideologies and behavior. When the group’s violent methods were finally first brought up in the article, CNN justifies the violence as a means to an end, because, the antifa members say, they’re committing violence to “eradicate hatred.” Well, if you put it that way, it all makes sense!
To make matters worse, CNN even tries to spin the group as some kind of modern day patriots, (even as the antifa activists who showed up in Boston protesting free speech this past Saturday refuse to accept that label.)
Author: Eren Moreno