Washington Post Column Defends Anarchists: It’s About ‘More Than Just Smashing Windows’

The Washington Post was one of the many liberal news outlets which unfairly portrayed the Tea Party as violent back in 2010. Now left wingers are actually acting out violently and the Washington Post is defending them.


News Busters reports:

WashPost: Anarchists Are About ‘More Than Just Smashing Windows’

The Washington Post published a 2,000-word story Thursday which attempted to portray DC-area anarchists who attempted to disrupt and ruin President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January as being interested in “more than just smashing windows.”

The best answer to what “more” is in Perry Stein’s report is that it’s about destroying as much property belonging to others as possible once it’s clear that attempts to stop or seriously disrupt planned events have failed — oh, and getting away with it.

Stein’s opening paragraph gave readers the idea that her treatment would be far too sympathetic, complete with a clickbait headline which promised what her story failed to deliver:

What draws Americans to anarchy? It’s more than just smashing windows.

By day, they are graphic designers, legal assistants, nonprofit workers and students. But outside their 9-to-5 jobs, they call themselves anarchists — bucking the system, shunning the government and sometimes even rioting and smashing windows to make a point.

… the anarchists see (their actions) as a necessary way to draw attention to poverty, racism, educational inequality and other problems.

Twitter had some fun with this:

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