“All punches are not equal”
Chris Cuomo, who works for CNN, the network that has spent the last year or so declaring that Trump supporters are about to attack and lynch journalists, DEFENDED Antifa thugs after they literally attacked journalists and police in Charlottesville over the weekend.
Cuomo first argued that Antifa was only a small part of the crowd, that they were “peppered” in among legitimate protesters. Pictures, videos and reports from the event clearly show that this was not the case.
Cuomo admitted that Antifa “confronted police and berated journalists,” and said it was “wrong.”
But then he defended their actions by bizarrely stating that “all punches are not equal.”
“In the eyes of the law, yes. But in the eyes of good and evil, here’s the argument: If you’re a punk who comes and starts trouble in a mask and hurt people, you’re not about any virtuous cause. You’re just somebody who’s going to be held to the standard of doing something wrong,” Cuomo said.
“But when someone comes to call out bigots and it gets hot, even physical, are they equally wrong as the bigot they are fighting? I argue no.”
So, according to Cuomo, it’s OK for Antifa to act thuggish and punch journalists and police, IF there are bigots around.
Cuomo further argued that “drawing a moral equivalency” between those who support hate and those who fight it “emboldens hate.”
Cuomo then attacked President Trump, and argued that he emboldens bigots.
“The bigots are wrong to hit. Antifa or whoever… are malcontent or misguided, they are also wrong to hit, but fighting hate is right,” Cuomo spewed.
“And in a clash between hate and those who oppose it, those who oppose it are on the side of right.” he added.
Cuomo’s final word on the matter was that Antifa “are not to be judged the same as the bigots,” regardless of the fact that they use violence.
How deliciously ironic that a CNN anchor gives a free pass to masked thugs who literally attacked journalists while the rest of the network cries endlessly about Trump’s rhetoric possibly leading to attacks on reporters by the President’s supporters.
Antifa has a checkered history of attacking journalists.