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(Fox News)   A few hundred "antifa" rioters breaking windows versus thousands of insurrectionists following the president's orders to storm the capitol and hang politicians to steal an election is the SAME THING. Thank you, Fox News, for the fairness and balance   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2021-01-22 12:45:46 PM  
I'd hold Fox News Channel people like Bartiromo, Laura Ingraham, Pirro, Tucker Carlson and Hannity culpable for instigating a violent insurrection as well.
 
2021-01-22 12:51:52 PM  
"Lamestream Media (tm) refused to state that these were Antifa rioters even though they stated: 'We're totes magotes Antifa' ".
 
2021-01-22 12:58:37 PM  

Jake Havechek: I'd hold Fox News Channel people like Bartiromo, Laura Ingraham, Pirro, Tucker Carlson and Hannity culpable for instigating a violent insurrection as well.


They all played their part. They all should be charged as accessories.
 
2021-01-22 1:06:23 PM  
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2021-01-22 1:12:18 PM  
Ah, once again, relying on false equivalencies to justify GOP farkery, treason, and insurrection.

And their idiot viewers buy it hook, line, and sinker.
 
2021-01-22 1:13:56 PM  
The other big lie embedded in this is that somehow democrats encouraged those summer riots and condoned the behavior of the violent agents. Also that the people being violent weren't held accountable, and that they were "BLM" or "antifa" without any proofa, and that they were allied with democrats. In addition, the role of right wing antagonists like boogaloo and proud boys in these riots is ignored.

Trump cultists believe all of this without question. And all of this was drummed into their heads by right wing social media and broadcast media.

Lastly, because the above happened, in their minds this completely erases any responsibility they or Trump have for instigating and carrying out the Capitol riot.

I am just so disgusted with these idiots.
 
2021-01-22 1:18:00 PM  
You just haven't learned a goddamn thing have you! 81 million people are tired of your bullshiat. They repudiated you and your ilk. So enjoy your finger pointing, misdirection, disinformation Whataboutism and just plain hot air to a dwindling audience.

Rupert Murdoch won't be around forever either.
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2021-01-22 2:05:53 PM  
False moral equivalency is Fox's brand. It has been for decades.
 
2021-01-22 2:06:17 PM  
They've been harping on "Antifa worse" since Thursday Jan 7th, this isn't anything new
 
2021-01-22 2:07:06 PM  
Ted Wheeler is a Democrat and has presided over months of attempts to quell "antifa" demonstrations in Portland. This has involved using so much tear gas that it poisoned a city park to death.

The sheer amount of preaching to the choir involved here is ridiculous.
 
2021-01-22 2:07:16 PM  
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2021-01-22 2:07:17 PM  
FTA:

But, overnight, violent leftists took to the streets, rioting in at least two different cities in 'protest' over Biden's election,

Because, wink, wink, we all KNOW that anarchists are leftist, and they all REALLY support Biden.

I mean, it's just so obvious, we obviously don't have to point out all of the obvious evidence, obviously.
 
2021-01-22 2:07:34 PM  
STOP LINKING TO FOX "NEWS."
 
2021-01-22 2:08:20 PM  
I heard antifa is forming a caravan and heading to YOUR BUCOLIC TOWN!
 
2021-01-22 2:08:36 PM  
It's so funny for a news outlet to criticize what another TV station is covering.

What ever happened to 'getting the scoop'

/Not two scoops
 
2021-01-22 2:09:50 PM  
They were all Proud Boys and Oathkeepers disguised as Antifa.
 
2021-01-22 2:10:31 PM  
Fox News math. 4 State Department employees killed in an embassy attack is far, far worse a crime than 400,000 Americans killed by plague. One leftist protester is about 100,000x as bad as one of the DC invaders.
 
2021-01-22 2:10:32 PM  
"Please stop murdering us"

vs

"We don't want to share with you"
 
2021-01-22 2:10:48 PM  
I am willing to bet the people that were part of the coup caused more damage to the country than all of the BLM protest combined.
 
2021-01-22 2:11:37 PM  
If these were angry people just breaking stuff, they weren't antifa.

If they were antifa, there was a good reason to break that stuff.

I don't really care if this sounds tautological.  Antifa doesn't exist in a vacuum, and not all left-side protesting is antifa.
 
2021-01-22 2:11:57 PM  
I love how on the right the idea seems to be if you murder someone it allows me to murder someone else.

How did that become a thing?
 
2021-01-22 2:12:41 PM  
How about a law that mandates all news devote time to covering each protest in America? Inflict monetary fines for failure to cover a protest, and fines for not covering the protest objectively.

Would you like that, Fox News? HMM?!

Oh some of think it would be great for Trump, do you realize you'd have to cover AOC?
 
2021-01-22 2:12:47 PM  
Why does fark post links to fox news? I'd hope their support for insurrection would be disqualifying.
 
2021-01-22 2:13:17 PM  
My MAGA sister's non-apology for her compatriots was "Anyone who damages property should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law".

Because throwing a few bricks through windows is totes the same as an attempted armed insurrection.  Give me a break.
 
2021-01-22 2:14:35 PM  
Fox News circle jerk.
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2021-01-22 2:14:53 PM  

austerity101: If these were angry people just breaking stuff, they weren't antifa.

If they were antifa, there was a good reason to break that stuff.

I don't really care if this sounds tautological.  Antifa doesn't exist in a vacuum, and not all left-side protesting is antifa.


So your garden variety Anarchists and other Unhirables.
 
2021-01-22 2:14:54 PM  

austerity101: If these were angry people just breaking stuff, they weren't antifa.

If they were antifa, there was a good reason to break that stuff.

I don't really care if this sounds tautological.  Antifa doesn't exist in a vacuum, and not all left-side protesting is antifa.


Yeah it's the "no true Scotsman fallacy" you are making
 
2021-01-22 2:15:10 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: STOP LINKING TO FOX "NEWS."


But this isn't news. It's Fark.
 
2021-01-22 2:15:48 PM  
Those "Antifa" rioters who attacked the Democratic HQ in Portland?
 
2021-01-22 2:15:53 PM  
One of the major networks to do a piece on antifa.  The philosophy vs. the right wing myth.  May be a three part series on how Antifa beliefs align with American Values.
 
2021-01-22 2:16:34 PM  

austerity101: If these were angry people just breaking stuff, they weren't antifa.

If they were antifa, there was a good reason to break that stuff.

I don't really care if this sounds tautological.  Antifa doesn't exist in a vacuum, and not all left-side protesting is antifa.


Well some confuse "anti-capitalism" with "anti-fascism".

You might have meet one or two here on Fark.
 
2021-01-22 2:17:24 PM  
Let me know when we beat 2 police officers to death in a terrorist coup attempt, right-wingers:
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Also, participants planning on a "peaceful protest" don't bring pipebombs, zipcuffs, and molotovs, and then chant "hang Mike Pence" as they storm over police lines to take Representatives hostage/execute them, no matter how riled up they may have gotten. That's a pre-planned terrorist attack on our government.

But we know you have to lie to cover for your terrorist brothers-in-ideology.
 
2021-01-22 2:18:33 PM  

austerity101: If these were angry people just breaking stuff, they weren't antifa.

If they were antifa, there was a good reason to break that stuff.

I don't really care if this sounds tautological.  Antifa doesn't exist in a vacuum, and not all left-side protesting is antifa.


Good point, but right wing media has invested literally thousands of hours building a false narrative, which is almost useless to fight.  Antifa should just find a new moniker... in the same fashion that liberals are now calling themselves 'progressives' to avoid the false connotations built through millions of media dollars.

Also, it's now The Democrat Party.  Just ask anyone who listens to Fox News.
 
2021-01-22 2:18:58 PM  
You can be anti-fascist and an anarchist.
You can be anti-fascist and not an anarchist.

These people are the former, but the real lesson isn't some 'gotcha' for anti-fascism, it's recognizing how individuals co-opt movements, and the considerations which should be made when applying 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'.
 
2021-01-22 2:19:26 PM  
I think I missed something...why would anti-fascists protest the democratic election of a more progressive candidate?
 
2021-01-22 2:20:08 PM  
I'm sure that you have footage of these "Antifa" and proof that they are card-carrying Antifa as well, right?

Or were they in deep cover so they wore MAGA hats and blended into the crowd so well that they looked JUST like the jackholes who were cheering everyone else on to storm the Capitol?

Also: you do realize that if the Antifa WERE there, that your boys and girls were the fascists, right? It's nice that Fox News keeps identifying WITH fascists and defending them from the meanies who don't like goosestepping Nazi motherf*ckers.
 
2021-01-22 2:20:11 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I heard antifa is forming a caravan and heading to YOUR BUCOLIC TOWN!


They can have it.
 
2021-01-22 2:23:25 PM  
Well I for one did not hear anything about riots in Seattle or Portland, but based on the infromation from Fox's report, it sounds like a protest in which a few houligans knocked over a couple of dustbins. And they were protesting Biden, so I guess that means the attempted coup on January 6 was OK or something?
 
2021-01-22 2:23:26 PM  
Riots are entirely sympathetic and justified if the reasons behind them are just. For instance, the systematic and unrelenting murdering of black citizens for sport without consequence.

Insurrections and coups, on the other hand, are almost always evil power grabs. It takes a lot of factors to line up just so to make an insurrection just, and "waahhh orange man lost, waaahh I want my dictator, waaah I hate democracy" sure isn't a good backdrop.
 
2021-01-22 2:23:35 PM  

extrafancy: One of the major networks to do a piece on antifa.  The philosophy vs. the right wing myth.  May be a three part series on how Antifa beliefs align with American Values.


Yeah, but not a single viewer in that Fox Fart Bubble will ever take the time to look up, or understand what Antifa actually is, or why it even is. They just want the television man to say the left is bad, and we should all feel bad.
 
2021-01-22 2:23:59 PM  
I remember seeing someone posting responses to Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Scooter was trying the whole false equivalency bit comparing the teachers protesting Act 10 and the Capitol insurrection. Someone mean enough to go along the lines of "remembering the horror" of the teachers screaming to hang members of the legislature, breaking down the doors of the capitol building, barging in with zip cuffs to take hostages, and beating / killing cops. Basically told Scooter to fark off with his bullshiat.
 
2021-01-22 2:25:32 PM  
FOX leads the Attack on America. Sure Rush did his part as did others, but FOX had the juice to broadcast to millions and confirm their low intellectual biases. It should have its license revoked, as should other broadcasters like Sinclair who knowingly lie to their viewers.
 
2021-01-22 2:27:03 PM  
I'm confused.

Is Fox now saying the Antifa guys (their term) are OK because their guys are OK, or are they saying their guys are not OK because Antifa was not OK?
 
2021-01-22 2:27:24 PM  
My attitude toward their BS has totally changed since Wednesday. All of a sudden all their rhetoric, lies, BS, fake outrage, and hypocrisy just bounces off me mentally.

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2021-01-22 2:29:18 PM  

special20: extrafancy: One of the major networks to do a piece on antifa.  The philosophy vs. the right wing myth.  May be a three part series on how Antifa beliefs align with American Values.

Yeah, but not a single viewer in that Fox Fart Bubble will ever take the time to look up, or understand what Antifa actually is, or why it even is. They just want the television man to say the left is bad, and we should all feel bad.


Agreed.

However I feel the narrative needs to be addressed anyhow.  The right saturates the air with lies.  The truth needs to be reaffirmed constantly going forward and the crazy voices hopefully muffled somewhat.
 
2021-01-22 2:29:40 PM  
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2021-01-22 2:31:40 PM  
They were local anarchists.  They do things like this pretty much all the time, going back decades.  AntiFa isn't a "thing" that has members or any particular organization, and certainly hasn't existed for more than the past few years.  Want to call yourself AntiFa?  Go ahead - nobody has any authority to tell you that you can't.  Your actions will determine whether you are indeed an anti-fascist, and that's all there is to it.

This particular vandalism doesn't qualify as action against fascism, so they are not acting as AntiFa.  Simple as that.  Anyone who stands up to fascism is de facto AntiFa.  Anyone who does not, is not.  The actions are what count, not proclamations.

Republicans can't fathom this, because they cannot comprehend absence of authority amongst individuals, or that actions define a person, not their words.
 
2021-01-22 2:32:52 PM  
1. They WERE antifa. They were pretty clear about it

2. There were a couple dozen at most. I live 2 miles from where they vandalized in Seattle and I had no idea it even happened until I read about it... on Fox News. In contrast, during the summer, it took me 3 days to get the smell of burning cop car out of my place.

Of course its beyond ridiculous to compare this to what happened in DC on the 6th, but these antifa losers have served their purpose. The city is sick of you. Now fark off before one of you needs to get shot.
 
2021-01-22 2:35:09 PM  
So predictable...I knew 10 minutes after the terrorist attack on the Capitol 2 things would happen.
1. They will say it's fake , actors and/or Antifa.
2. They will say but but but but cities burned down over the summer!
 
2021-01-22 2:35:30 PM  

kpaxoid: I'm confused.

Is Fox now saying the Antifa guys (their term) are OK because their guys are OK, or are they saying their guys are not OK because Antifa was not OK?


Antifa exists, therefore the terrorist attack on our Capitol was not bad. Antifa is still bad, though; much, much worse than right-wing "peaceful protestors" that showed up with pipe bombs and molotovs and zipcuffs. Because reasons.

Essentially they're trying to equivalate them, knowing their viewers will then think the Terrorists are justified, while Antifa are a violent thug mob. Doublethink is a breeze when single-think never occurs, and cognitive dissonance does not exist in their world.
 
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