CNN lets Antifa anarcho-commies bully it into submission … Over the weekend, CNN wrote a story about “unmasking Antifa.” The original story had the headline, “Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement: Activists seek peace through violence.” The violent communist agitators at Antifa were upset with the characterization, so CNN changed it and added an editor’s note saying: “This story has been updated to clarify that counterprotesters say they are not to blame for violence at the Charlottesville protest. The story's headline has also been updated.” Matt Vespa at Townhall had the story. This makes you wonder who else CNN would change a story for.
Stelter retweets conspiracy theory … Also over the weekend, those same Antifa thugs hurled rocks and bags of urine at Boston police officers. Yes, the Boston free speech rally and counter-protest was mostly peaceful, but that was more due to the professionalism of rank-and-file Boston cops than to restraint by Antifa. The thugs at Antifa were itching for a fight.
CNN’s media “critic”/cheerleader Brian Stelter retweeted a tweet from comedian Anthony Atamanuik that espoused the conspiracy theory that Boston was all a “#setup” to get the media to focus on the “violent left.” The tweet also mentioned the “minor violence,” which was the aforementioned rock throwing and urine bag tossing. Stelter replied to my questioning of him with: “Whoops. Police say it was more like 40,000. Anthony’s # was too low.” Because the number of counter-protesters was the point.
Boston Herald glorifies Antifa … The last place I thought I’d see a puff piece on Antifa was the right-leaning Boston Herald. But even it joined in on the media groupthink, publishing a softball piece on a masked Antifa member who said she was just at the Boston rally to protect people.
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Racist eclipse only giving full show to whites … The Atlantic published a piece by Alice Ristroph about how the path of total darkness of the solar eclipse today will traverse the whitest parts of the country. No, really, she uses the eclipse to talk about race.
NYT opinion writer wants you to boycott college football … Erin Tarver, an assistant professor of philosophy at Oxford College — no, not the school in England, the one at Emory University — writes in the NY Times that if you cheer for college football, you are really cheering racism.
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Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC. If you see something you’d like him to cover, tweet him @robeno.