Liberals and the mainstream media are dead set on pinning the violence in Charlottesville on President Trump.
But white supremacists have been doing their thing since long before he was in office (traditionally under the Democratic Party flag, by the way), and there was most definitely another culprit behind why the rally in Charlottesville turned violent.
As abhorrent as their viewpoints may be, the white supremacist groups had a permit to legally gather and be heard.
Who did NOT have a legal right to gather en masse were Antifa and Black Lives Matter. But they did so anyway with the clear intent of provoking a violent confrontation.
And while the only death and most of the injuries were suffered on the side of the leftists, it was in fact they who instigated the violence.
That’s why President Trump rightly called out BOTH sides.
And now Virginia police are confirming that the president is correct. The violence was by no means a one-sided affair, with what Trump called the “alt-left” doing more than its fair share.
Here’s what Virginia police spokeswoman Corinne Geller had to say:
“We were hoping that it would not elevate to this level of the violence that we witnessed amongst the participants in the crowds, on all sides. They were throwing bottles, they were throwing soda cans with cement in them.”
She added that some were even spraying chemicals into the crowd.
Even a New York Times reporter present at the riot was forced to acknowledge that the violence coming from the leftists was at least as bad as that perpetrated by the “alt-right.”
2. The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right. I saw club-wielding "antifa" beating white nationalists being led out of the park 2/2
— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) August 13, 2017
None of this is meant to defend the Ku Klux Klan or the alt-right in any way, shape or form. Their ideals are abhorrent, to say the least.
But leaving out critical information that once again shines a light on just how fascist the hard left has become, too, is precisely why so many of us now view the mainstream media as little more than “fake news.”