The media gives us plenty of reasons to distrust it, and quite a few reasons to consider it the bad guy. There are a few things, however, that really make me question whether or not it is for evil. Its constant defense of Antifa is one of those things.
I can understand why the media has an “if it bleeds, it leads” philosophy when it comes to reporting news. Sensationalism attracts eyeballs in the same way a car wreck on the highway rubberizes necks. It’s also a really great source for confirmation bias. If a major news network is agreeing with your point of view, then you’re not alone in believing that President Donald Trump really is trying to kill puppies, and not only that, it must be a valid claim.
But Antifa is a purely evil organization. They always have been terrorists, even before Trump suggested we give them the label. Throughout my time as a writer, I’ve reported on and given my opinion about dozens and dozens of instances and events surrounding the group. Most all of them revolve around them becoming violent and attempting to cause some sort of destruction.