On Friday, the ultra-left wing co-hosts of ABC’s The View defended the violent Communist group Antifa, with Whoopi Goldberg suggesting that Antifa violence is a conservative “false flag” operation to give Trump supporters something to complain about.
“Antifa- it’s anti-fascism. For anybody that thinks this is a nonviolent group they’re predicated on violence. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security, according to documents,” Paula Farris began.
“I saw your thing,” Goldberg said. “Let me say this to you. When we look to see what they were talking about, there was nothing there because when you look at the bottom of the list the year that they’re talking about is when Obama was in. So we went to see what they had been protesting what fascist stuff Antifa had been protesting. There’s nothing there. We can’t find anything. This to me– Antifa is one of those things, I don’t want to say the right, but somebody came up with as a catch phrase so that you could say there’s violence on the other side. I don’t remember violent demonstrations before the gentleman who’s in now came in.”
The Washington Times added:
Ms. Faris countered that she was reporting on Mr. Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., when antifa members began “storming the streets.”
“I was frightened,” Ms. Faris said. “We had to lock the restaurant we were in because they were knocking people over. They were burning things. They were attacking police, breaking the windows.”
Ms. Goldberg was not convinced, and she reiterated her lack of familiarity with antifa — an umbrella group of communists, socialists, anarchists and other left-wing activists — prior to Mr. Trump’s election.
“I kept saying who is this group?” the comedian said. “Because when you see how stuff is organized, you can say that’s who we are, we’re fighting for this. Oftentimes I found that sometimes the side that is kvetching the loudest has sort of orchestrated this so they can bitch about it. I’m not sure who was storming through the streets.”
Got that? Despite Antifa’s own actions and calls for violence against Trump supporters, Goldberg apparently thinks it was all made up.
Here’s video of her comments:
Even Joy Behar condoned Antifa violence, Newsbusters said:
Joy Behar seemed to suggest that violence was okay if it was being used to combat violence.
“That’s why they’re using violence tactics–” Behar started to say.
“You can’t support violence and radicalism in your struggle against hate,” Hostin stated.
“But they’re– Isn’t there basic tactic to be equally violent, because they’re fighting violence with violence?” Behar asked again.
Of course, the only violence is coming from the left.
The conservative blog Hot Air noted:
…By Goldberg’s logic, the alt-right could be a false flag by the left to make conservatives generally and Trump in particular look bad. I’ll say this for her, though: At least she doesn’t make it to point D, which is excusing Antifa’s violence as essentially self-defense against hate. Watch to the end of the clip below. Is that what Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar are trying to say? Whoopi’s position, that Antifa just might be a dirty trick by the right, at least maintains some moral horror towards the group rather than apologizes for it.
Let’s put this in perspective. According to Goldberg, this could be a false flag created by conservatives:
This is what The View now supports.
Let that sink in.
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