Media distortions mark free speech rallies

Joe Cunningham:
…Huh? “Alt-right”? That was never part of any description of the rally.

What gives?

Well, actually, you know what gives. See, many of the people who protested were there because “free speech” is now seen as code for “hate speech”… when it’s really not. Free speech is, after all, what allows these groups to go out and protest rallies, too.

But, when right-leaning groups gather to talk about free speech, they must be defending Nazis. Even when the organizers of the free speech rally repeatedly told media outlets that the alt-right – white supremacists, the KKK, neo-Nazis, etc. – weren’t welcome at the event, as well as those who protested in Charlottesville.

The groups that organized the Boston event were not alt-right, despite media outlets attempting to paint them as such.

This is why combating the problem of political violence is so tough right now. No one is being honest about who is actually being violent. People calling for free speech are not violent. People wanting anarchy and throwing Molotov cocktails are violent. People who mow down protesters with cars are violent. But, political affiliation does not make you automatically violent or non-violent.

Jim Jamitis hit on the subject earlier today with the mindless op-ed piece at the Washington Post about how the Left gave up political violence and the Right is just super extreme with its violence. It is absolutely devoid of reason and ignorant of the actual facts of the situation.

“Free speech” is not some code word for “hate speech,” and conservative groups holding a free speech rally are not automatically considered alt-right, nor are they automatically controversial for doing so.
Here is the problem.  Many in the media HATE conservatives and conservative speech.  They side with the violent Antifa fascists.  They are willing to distort the point of view of true conservatives and also willing to ignore the urine bombing left's violence.


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