MSNBC host Joy Reid tweeted her thoughts about the criticisms of the modern Antifa movement in the United States and it could not have been more wrong.
Reid, much like the rest of the mainstream media class, has bought into Antifa's propaganda that they can do no wrong because Antfia is short for anti-fascists, so therefore if you are against Antfia, then you're a fascist.
If you're constantly yelling "Antifa!" -- which literally is short for "anti-fascists," ding-ding-ding! ... you might be the fascist they're focused on. Just a thought... pic.twitter.com/A4lVB3zP0w— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid ?? (@JoyAnnReid) July 18, 2021
That line of thinking Reid tweeted about is very common, with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo making a similar point during his show.
"You attack cops, you slap the media, you are in the wrong, period," Cuomo said in 2018." "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."
Mara Liasson, a national political correspondent for NPR, tweeted the landings on D-Day during World War II was the "biggest antifa rally in history."
Biggest antifa rally in history. https://t.co/ypa46PvYx1— Mara Liasson (@MaraLiasson) June 6, 2020
The logic is flawed considering those involved with today's Antifa, unlike the Americans who fought during World War II, hate the United States and wish for its destruction. Not to mention just because they call themselves Antifa does not mean they engage in fascist tactics, such as suppression of the free press during their protests and riots.