On Fox, Lara Logan Destroys NYT For Spreading ‘Blatant Propaganda’ on Antifa

The media has not only been downplaying and ignoring the violence caused by Antifa for years, they’ve also been increasingly defending them from scrutiny. On Fox and Friends this morning, journalist Lara Logan went after The New York Times for doing exactly that, after President Trump announced he would designate the violent left-wing anarchist group as a terrorist organization. Host Steve Doocy began the interview by asking Logan to respond to many in the media’s charge that Antifa couldn’t be labeled as terrorists since there was “no central leader” and they were well spread out. Logan argued this was the media aiding Antifa’s “propaganda” by criticizing a move that would “dry up” the group’s funding, citing celebrities contributing bail money. She called out the New York Times specifically for “dismissing” what everyone can plainly see about the organized group’s nefarious role in this past week’s protests: All these people want you to believe that you can’t designate them. Why? Because it brings with them very significant authority. For example, all those people contributing bail money now to members of Antifa and other anarchist groups. If they are a terrorist organizations, then they are contributing to terrorist groups and that’s illegal. So that will — the money will dry up. Certainly sources of funding will dry up. Why do they move across state lines to go and commit crimes. They do it because they get in their cars or get on the planes and go back to where they came from. And you can’t get them. Well, you can if they are designated as terrorists so this is a very significant designation and shuts down authorities. When you hear people coming at you with that whether they know it or not they are contributing to the propaganda. Steve, can I tell you the propaganda is in overdrive right now. On Antifa website and through their network of people and different social media forms and even in the New York Times today quite astonishing. They are literally collecting data and dismissing all of this what you are seeing in front of your eyes, they are saying is a conspiracy theory. I mean, they have use conspiracy theory–that’s that’s an information warfare term that’s meant to shut down any conversation and to silence and to intimidate and to get us to self-censor because we don’t want to be accused of being crazy right wing conspiracy theorist.  Logan went on to read from an Antifa document which lists their ten ultimate “goals” to achieve; essentially, to completely destroy American society by dismantling every system of order: “Liberation begins where America dies. So that is what this is about,” she summarized. She return to blasting the New York Times for trying to defend and cover up for the radical left-wing group, saying they “should be ashamed of themselves for printing such blatant propaganda,” most likely referring to this article published yesterday, which calls the idea that Antifa wants an insurrection in America, “misinformation:”  It’s not a conspiracy theory. The New York Times should be ashamed of itself for printing such blatant propaganda. Go to their websites. Either you didn’t do your job or you are on someone else’s team. But you are not serving the Constitution of the United States because that document is ultimately what it is all about. That’s what stands between America now today as Americans have known it all their lives and this world where America has to die in order for their world to exist. Read the transcript, below: Fox and Friends 6/2/20 STEVE DOOCY: You know, the president had suggested that he would essentially designate them a terror group. But legal experts are saying that’s kind of hard because there is no central leadership. It’s more of a movement. You know, each town might have five people on 10 people. It’s just kind of scattered, they say.  LARA LOGAN: Yes. It is scattered. And that’s by design because it’s a massive network that spreads, you know, all across the U.S. And across the world, actually. It’s a global movement. And that’s not my words. It’s their words, right? And, of course, legal experts. All these people want you to believe that you can’t designate them. Why? Because it brings with them very significant authority. For example, all those people contributing bail money now to members of antifa and other anarchist groups. If they are a terrorist organizations, then they are contributing to terrorist groups and that’s illegal. So that will — the money will dry up. Certainly sources of funding will dry up. Why do they move across state lines to go and commit crimes. They do it because they get in their cars or get on the planes and go back to where they came from. And you can’t get them. Well, you can if they are designated as terrorists so this is a very significant designation and shuts down authorities. When you hear people coming at you with that whether they know it or not they are contributing to the propaganda. Steve, can I tell you the propaganda is in overdrive right now. On Antifa website and through their network of people and different social media forms and even in the “New York Times” today quite astonishing. They are literally collecting data and dismissing all of this what you are seeing in front of your eyes, they are saying is a conspiracy theory. I mean, they have use conspiracy theory–that’s that’s an information warfare term that’s meant to shut down any conversation and to silence and to intimidate and to get us to self-censor because we don’t want to be accused of being crazy right wing conspiracy theorist.  Take a look at what they are calling “copaganda” now. Instead of propaganda, they’re calling it “copaganda”. This is all the messaging that’s going on right now about policemen taking a knee. You just showed that on this show, right? That’s called “copaganda”:  You know this is the “Grossest most blatant attempt at copagenda anyone kneeling with him is a fool or is doing counterinsurgency.” What we have known already the last few year?  Just ask intelligence people. Law enforcement: They use the tactics that they accuse you of. So this is their insurgency, right? This is their propaganda. If anyone is in any doubt about where this is really going, go to their information. I always believe in going to the source, right? Don’t take my word for it. You can go to the source, too. Have a look at the revolutionary abolitionist movement.  What do they want to do here? Liberation by any means necessary. They are going to destroy the state police, military, corporations. All who run what they call the American plantation. They’ll live in a dignity in a world without prisons. Systems of punishment will be abolished. There will be no law and no money to protect. So property they say is a lie. It doesn’t belong to anyone. Except they won’t really be equal. There will be a system because go down to number 10. Militant networks will defend our revolutionary communities. Liberation begins where America dies. So that is what this is about. 
Liberation begins where America dies. Right now the white people, you at Fox News, you are the oppressors, right? This is all about justice for black people and underprivileged communities and the poor. But a few steps down, anyone who owns land is the oppressed [sic]. And a few more steps down anyone with a successful business, and a few more steps down do you have a bigger, you know, bigger profit or resources than I do? And every step along the way we all become the oppressors and what they want when they say abolish the police and the army and everything, they want to get rid of all black policemen, black soldiers, it’s not just about race. They want us to believe we are divided. They have wanted it to be about Republican, Democrat. But it’s not. And every single thing you are seeing is to incite a response, to incite white people for example to take up their guns and say I’m going to defend my homes and to incite the police to acted to incite the national Guard soldier to pull the trigger and give them exactly what they want. Which is an excuse to get rid of this president, get rid of this administration, and ultimately liberation begins where America dies. That’s what they want. That’s in their words. It’s not a conspiracy theory. The New York Times should be ashamed of itself for printing such blatant propaganda. Go to their websites. Either you didn’t do your job or you are on someone else’s team. But you are not serving the Constitution of the United States because that document is ultimately what it is all about. That’s what stands between America now today as Americans have known it all their lives and this world where America has to die in order for their world to exist.

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CNN Cites One Tweet as Reason to Doubt Antifa Involvement in Riots

While some have tried to pretend that Antifa is not that bad– after all, it’s short for anti-fascist,” so how bad can they really be?– others have asserted without any evidence that it’s actually white supremacists posing as Antifa that is responsible for the violence across the country. On Tuesday’s CNN Newsroom, hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto claimed to have found the evidence needed: a lone tweet from a since banned Twitter account. Harlow began the segment by hyping the singular tweet as “a really important development” because, “of all the talk you heard about Antifa, from the president, et cetera, and these protests, et cetera. Twitter overnight saying an account that called for violence and claimed to be part of Antifa was actually run by a group of well-known white supremacists.”          Sciutto then joined in, “To be clear, the president, not just the president, but also the attorney general have been pinning all the violence, all the looting, on the far-left for days now.” After introducing CNN technology reporter Donie O’Sullivan, Sciutto asked him, “What we’re seeing here is you have this coming from multiple directions, is that right?” O’Sullivan replied: Absolutely, Jim, yes. The president specifically has been calling out Antifa, which is a far-left group who have used violence in the past, even threatening on Sunday to label them a terrorist organization. So with that in mind, a tweet began circulating on Sunday, and I think we can bring it up on screen, that claimed to be from Antifa, the tweet read ‘alert, tonight’s the night, comrades. Tonight we say ‘F’ the city and we move into residential areas, the white hoods and take what’s ours.’ Now, Twitter now tells us that was not actually run by left-wing activists it was run by white nationalists. O’Sullivan belatedly conceded, “It is important to say that, you know this doesn’t mean that Antifa is doing nothing here.” However, he also declared, “But what this does confirm is suspicions that right-wingers are posing online as Antifa to inflame tensions.” At this point, O’Sullivan’s webcam stopped working and the segment ended. While white supremacists are evil and their posing as Antifa to provoke violence is evil, one tweet is not enough to condemn Trump and Barr for being blind to threat of white supremacists when even the Southern Poverty Law Center is reluctant to jump to the conclusion that they are infiltrating the peaceful protests to engage in wanton violence. Here is a transcript for the June 2 show: CNN CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto 9:42 AM ET POPPY HARLOW: Okay, a really important development in terms of all the talk you heard about Antifa, from the president, et cetera, and these protests, etcetera. Twitter overnight saying an account that called for violence and claimed to be part of Antifa was actually run by a group of well-known white supremacists.  JIM SCIUTTO: To be clear, the president, not just the president, but also the attorney general have been pinning all the violence, all the looting, on the far-left for days now. They continue to. CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan with us now. What we’re seeing here is you have this coming from multiple directions, is that right?  DONIE O’SULLIVAN: Absolutely, Jim, yes. The president specifically has been calling out Antifa, which is a far-left group who have used violence in the past, even threatening on Sunday to label them a terrorist organization. So with that in mind, a tweet began circulating on Sunday, and I think we can bring it up on screen, that claimed to be from Antifa, the tweet read “alert, tonight’s the night, comrades. Tonight we say ‘F’ the city and we move into residential areas, the white hoods and take what’s ours.” Now, Twitter now tells us that was not actually run by left-wing activists it was run by white nationalists. It is important to say that, you know this doesn’t mean that Antifa is doing nothing here. But what this does confirm is suspicions that right-wingers are posing online as Antifa to inflame tensions.  HARLOW: Looks like we just lost Donie there, technology issue, it happens. We thank him for that reporting. You should read more about it, it is important what Twitter uncovered overnight. 

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