By presenting Antifa rioters as engaged in self-defense against “hate speech,” CNN normalizes violence.
Notably, CNN doesn’t lead with a story about Antifa fighting “Nazis.” Rather, they introduce Antifa with a young member who went and got arrested at Donald Trump’s inauguration. He didn’t “protest,” as that word is commonly defined. He covered his face and was arrested for inciting a riot. While he claims he didn’t commit violence, if true, he still collaborated. He deliberately hid his identity so that no one could tell who in the group committed arson and vandalized property. So, CNN normalizes violence in response to a presidential election!
Thus, Breitbart reports, “CNN Normalizes Antifa: Leftists ‘Seek Peace Through Violence’”
In a feature story on Antifa protesters who physically assault those they disagree with, CNN lays out the narrative that the leftist protesters are driven to violence in an effort to achieve peace.
“I thought, there’s a very good chance that I might get arrested, that my whole life could be radically altered in a negative way if I kept driving, and I was really close to turning around,” Bhatt told CNN. “But I think the rationale is that even if it did negatively affect my life, I had still contributed to this movement that was necessary. I was still making an effort to make other people’s lives better, even if it made my life worse, and once I realized that, I had no regrets.”
Bhatt, who was arrested, is used as an introduction to the people who identify as the Antifa movement, which CNN reports is not the same at the Democrats or other liberals who support them.
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