During Antifa and Black Lives Matter’s summer of terror of 2020, CNN was silent.
Anytime they talked about those groups, they did their best to defend them.
And now the smoking gun tying CNN to Antifa and BLM terrorism just leaked, and it will leave your jaw on the floor.
CNN is treating violence at the Capitol on January 6th like a second 9/11.
That can’t even be considered hyperbole considering they are pushing for a report on the event, which is planned to be based on the 9/11 commission report.
But while they are freaking out about that violence, which is the only real case of violence at the hands of Trump supporters, they continue to dismiss violence from Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
And as NewsBusters reports, they aren’t just ignoring BLM and Antifa violence, they have spent the past years working to excuse their violence, while they are freaking out about January 6th.
Over the weekend CNN aired an hour-long anti-Republican special titled “The Radical Rebellion: The Transformation of the GOP.”
NewsBusters reports that during that special, CNN host Fareed Zakaria began by lamenting how “An American president incited an angry mob to attack the U.S. Capitol.”
They go on to report that he “concluded by decrying the GOP as ‘a band of ideological warriors with apocalyptic visions that fuel the end of days, see opponents as traitors and devils, and believes that all methods are sanctioned in its battle to save civilization and itself. In short, the Republican Party needs to have a political exorcism, drive out its demons and come to terms with the modern world.’”
But, as NewsBusters reports, CNN also aired the same night an episode of “United Shades of America” hosted by Kamau Bell which celebrated the far-left Antifa protesters in Portland, which featured interviews with two masked Antifa leaders.
“After weeks of mostly peaceful protests, Donald Trump flooded Portland with federal agents to ‘protect federal buildings,’ unquote….This kind of violent federal deployment over the objection of state and federal officials is not something most of us are used to seeing in America, and we shouldn’t get used to it.”
The CNN host went on to decry and attack Trump for promoting “fake news” around the Portland riots, while completely ignoring the extreme violence from left-wing militants, including the infamous 2019 attack on Portland journalist Andy Ngo, who was left with a brain hemorrhage for the “crime” of covering Antifa in the city.
The fact that CNN is spending their time covering the one event of violence at the hands of Trump supporters, which was only committed by a very small number of the tens of thousands in the crowd, while excusing Antifa and BLM violence shows just where they stand.
They stand with violent rioters, and only support law and order when it can be used to condemn their political opponents.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.