During the Obama years, CNN loved to attack the Tea Party, suggesting the peaceful movement was dangerous and potentially violent. Now, their hosts defend the violent far-left group Antifa. Unbelievable.
The Hill reports:
CNN’s Cuomo defends Antifa: Those who oppose hate ‘are on the side of right’
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said late Monday that Antifa should not be equated with white supremacists, arguing that “in a clash between hate and those who oppose it, those who oppose it are on the side of right” even if they resort to “petty violence.”
“You attack cops, you slap the media, you are in the wrong, period,” Cuomo said in a commentary on “Cuomo Prime Time.” “But I argue to you tonight all punches are not equal, morally.”
“In the eyes of the law, yes. But in the eyes of good and evil, here’s the argument: If you’re a punk who comes to start trouble in a mask and hurt people, you’re not about any virtuous cause,” he continued. “You’re just somebody that’s going to be held to the standard of doing something wrong.”
“But when someone comes to call out bigots and it gets hot, even physical, are they equally wrong as the bigot they’re fighting? I argue no. … Fighting matters, too, there’s no question about that. But drawing a moral equivalency between those espousing hate and those fighting it, because they both resort to violence emboldens hate, legitimizes hateful belief and elevates what should be stamped out.”
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This isn’t the first time Cuomo has defended Antifa. In 2017, he actually compared them to the American soldiers who stormed the beach at Normandy in WWII.
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— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 16, 2017