Ingraham: Media Turns a 'Blind Eye' to Antifa Because They Have a Shared Enemy
'Who's really fomenting division in America?'
In her "Angle" commentary, Laura Ingraham said the media coddles Antifa and leftist protesters because their anti-Trump message aligns with the one prevailing in many American newsrooms.
She pointed to the media's coverage of the scarcely-attended white supremacist "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, which managed to turn out just 20 or so "racially-obsessed malcontents" on the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville, Va., protests.
She pointed out that those white supremacists were swamped by more than 1,000 counter-protesters, some of whom were affiliated with Antifa and other leftist fringe groups.
Ingraham said the media, however, failed to report on the extreme rhetoric and violence coming from some of those protesters.
Some 200 anti-fascists, many of them wearing black masks, confronted police about a half-mile from the White House as officers shoved them back, The Associated Press reported.
Other reports suggested counterprotesters hurled fireworks as police tried to clear the way for "Unite the Right" activists to leave the park.
Ingraham accused the press of "looking the other way" when it comes to those groups because those groups serve their ends.
"No matter the tactic, no matter the violence or mayhem, these groups are largely given a pass because they are brazenly, vociferously, consistently, vitriolically resisting Trump," Ingraham said.
"I suppose the old saying is true: the enemy of my enemy is my friend, no matter how awful and violent that friend might be. But if they continue to turn a blind eye to the hateful actions of groups like Antifa -- while exaggerating the importance of a handful of goofy racists craving attention -- the question must be asked: Who's really fomenting division in America?"
Watch the "Angle" commentary above.