The editor of one of America’s largest and most influential newspaper seemingly praised Antifa violence as a force against hate.
Houston Chronicle editor Lisa Falkenberg, responding to a reader on Twitter, defended her paper’s decision to downplay Antifa violence by saying their bloodthirsty violence is a force for good.
“hawt take on antifa not being so bad,” Twitter user @CML_Texas tweeted to Falkenberg, referring to a recent Chronicle editorial.
“Bad is relative these days,” Falkenberg responded, linking to an Anti-Defamation League webpage downplaying the notoriously violent and anti-Semitic terrorist group because they both oppose Trump.
“No surprise they downplay antifa violence. The ADL isn’t what it used to be. Like many organizations, they’ve become overtly political (left),” @CML_Texas responded.
“They’re not downplaying violence. They acknowledge it, and the supposed reason for it, ie ‘maybe it would have stopped Hilter.’ I don’t know if I buy that. But the distinction is important: Antifa’s violence is to stop hate, not perpetuate it. And it’s not killing people,” Falkenberg responding, virtually defending domestic terrorism.
Despite Falkenberg’s claim “Antifa’s violence is to stop hate, not perpetuate it,” the group singled out Asian reporter Andy Ngo for a brutal assault and are known to target black Trump supporters.
And despite Falkenberg’s claim “it’s not killing people,” it’s not for a lack of trying. Antifa members have used steel pipes and bike locks on the skulls of Trump supporters and liberal James Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican congressman with a rifle, nearly killing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Falkenberg’s praise for Antifa violence came just days after an Antifa member tried to firebomb a Tacoma, Wash. Immigration detention facility, dying in a gun battle with police.
But that doesn’t matter to the notoriously liberal Chronicle, which is now in the business of promoting domestic terrorism.