As Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough viewed the footage of this weekend’s violence in Berkeley by Antifa, he rightly concluded that they are the real fascists. Not that this should be a total celebration, because he’s way behind on that conclusion.
MSNBC showed multiple videos of the black-clad Antifa ripping into Trump supporters and anyone they deem to look like a “Nazi.” Scarborough is the broken clock that’s right twice a day, but at least he could see “there’s nothing anti-fascist about them.”
“This is an ongoing problem, in Berkeley especially, where members of the far-left are using violence to shut down free speech and… shut down demonstrators,” Scarborough said.
The Morning Joe panelists were all in agreement that this wasn’t “just scuffles between rival protesters,” but “violent assault” by Antifa with the goal of shutting down others’ free speech.
One said he resented “the branding” of this group as anti-fascist.
“They’re fascists,” Scarborough agreed. “They’re fascists in their behavior, aren’t they? There’s nothing anti-fascist about that.”
Scarborough addressed the University of California-Berkeley specifically, asking them, “Who is running Berkeley,” while allowing Antifa to burn the campus down because of a Milo Yiannopoulos or Ann Coulter speech. He offered his services if they needed someone to help defend the right to free speech.
Yet, Scarbororugh isn’t the only one finally waking up to the truth about Antifa. Other reporters embedded among the terrorists have all come to similar conclusions. Legal Insurrection compiled several videos and takes from journalists who are aghast at what they’ve witnessed first hand.
Lizzie Johnson of the San Francisco Chronicle said on Twitter, “The #Berkeley police have stood down. A sea of black masks as far as I can see. This is what WAS NOT supposed to happen.”
“’Take his camera, take his phone,’ they are shouting at a journalist,” she added.
The L.A. Times’ James Queally tweeted, “There is a complete mob mentality here. People are randomly accusing random people of being Nazis. Masked protesters, claiming to be Antifa, threatening to break reporters cameras if they film them. Reminder we are on public ground. Organizers now asking to see my press pass as I try and interview someone being falsely accused of being a Nazi.”
NBC’s Steve Patterson chimed in, “Crowd extremely volatile. Police scattered. #ANTIFA everywhere. Scuffles all over. Police in masks, fingers on triggers. #berkeley @NBCNews.”
Yet, will these tweets turn into ‘round-the-clock coverage, or will the news networks keep talking about all the problems white nationalists are causing?
It's not really that hard. Just say Antifa = terrorists. Easy.
Zero Hedge posted about a Washington Post journalist describing peaceful "right-wing" protesters being attacked by the violent Antifa. Also, a Bay Area news anchor stated, "I experienced hate first-hand in Berkeley, today," from the so-called anti-fascists.
Knowledge is power. Now, spread it!