‘Hardball’ Goes Off the Rails: Guest Defend Antifa as Mostly ‘Peaceful,’ Other Demands Cover Up

Curtis Houck | August 17, 2017
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See more in the cross-post on the NewsBusters blog.

On Wednesday, Antifa was given prominent and positive coverage on MSNBC and not only did it go beyond the pro-Antifa MTP Daily segment but extended to Hardball. Host Chris Matthews featured a guest that gushed over the violent leftists as “diverse” and mostly “peaceful” while another was pathetic unprepared. 

Southern Poverty Law Center Lecia Brooks was the woefully embarrassing guest, who started off by defending Antifa when Matthews simply asked to provide an detailed definition of Antifa: 

They are strictly principled anti-fascists. And what they see in the Trump administration and what they see happening in this country, they see the neo-fascism that we see and they have taken a principled stand to stand against white supremacists and white nationalists wherever they may show up. I like to point out that Antifa at Charlottesville protected peaceful protesters. I don’t know what President Trump was talking about.

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