•   
  •   
  •   

Opinion D.C. Cop Refutes Newsmax Host’s Bizarre Claim He Was Mistaken for Antifa at Capitol Riot

05:40  27 november  2021
05:40  27 november  2021 Source:   thedailybeast.com

Democrats love vigilantes when they’re BLM or antifa

  Democrats love vigilantes when they’re BLM or antifa Now that he has been acquitted, it is important to analyze the narrative about Kyle Rittenhouse traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to protect a car dealership from being vandalized. Many leftist politicians and pundits have categorized Rittenhouse as a vigilante for his actions; the same people have declared how vigilantism is criminal and should not be tolerated. Yet, these very same people change their standards when it is done under the banners of Black Lives Matter and antifa. These vigilantes receive a different narrative — portrayed as heroic and fighting back against injustice.

a man wearing a suit and tie: CNN © Provided by The Daily Beast CNN

Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone pushed back on Newsmax host Greg Kelly’s bizarro suggestion that Capitol insurrectionists mistook Fanone for antifa when they nearly beat him to death on Jan. 6, flatly pointing out he was in “full uniform” that day.

Fanone and other police officers who were attacked during the Capitol riots delivered compelling testimony during Tuesday’s hearing before the Jan. 6 bipartisan House Select Committee. Meanwhile, Kelly and other conservative media stars took to Twitter to undermine the officers’ emotional and raw recounting of the MAGA mob.

Capitol riot committee issues subpoenas to leaders of Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

  Capitol riot committee issues subpoenas to leaders of Proud Boys and Oath Keepers The House Jan. 6 committee issued five more subpoenas to leaders of far-right groups that the panel has linked to the Capitol riot. © Provided by Washington Examiner The Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, members of which have been indicted in connection to the siege of Congress, were singled out in this latest wave. Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys on Jan. 6, Elmer Stewart Rhodes, president of the Oath Keepers, and Robert Patrick Lewis, chairman of 1st Amendment Praetorian, were all named by the committee, which is seeking documents and testimony.

At one point, Kelly, an obsequiously pro-Trump Newsmax star—whose Twitter account frequently borders on parody—decided to “just ask questions” and suggest rioters may have been unaware that Fanone was a police officer when they attacked him. (Fanone suffered a heart attack following the beating he received at the Capitol.)

“Is it possible FANONE was mistaken for ANTIFA?” Kelly tweeted, referencing the leftist protest movement that has become right-wing media’s go-to bogeyman. “He often, for media appearances, has worn all Black but no insignia, police patches, rank etc.”

Following the deadly riot, which was incited by former President Donald Trump and aimed to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory, Fanone has been a frequent and outspoken critic of Republicans who have downplayed and “whitewashed” the insurrection. He has also pressed GOP leaders—unsuccessfully—to denounce the GOP’s denialism on the matter.

Multiple Jan 6 Defendants Request Permission To Travel Over Thanksgiving

  Multiple Jan 6 Defendants Request Permission To Travel Over Thanksgiving Those accused of some of the most serious offenses linked to Capitol attack have requested courts allow them to travel to spend the holiday with family.In the days leading up to the November 25 celebrations, several suspects accused of taking part in the January 6 attack who are not being held in custody have made formal court requests to make Thanksgiving travel plans without violating their pretrial release conditions.

While questioning Fanone during Tuesday’s hearing, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) referenced the Newsmax host’s tweet almost in real-time, asking Fanone if he could put the ridiculous suggestion to rest.

“Apparently in some nether-regions of the internet, it is being said that you, Officer Fanone, could have been mistaken for antifa and that’s why you were nearly beaten to death that day and carried by the crowd,” the Democratic congressman said. “Is there any way you think you were mistaken for antifa?”

Pointing out that he “was in full uniform” and that his shirt was adorned with his departmental patch, Fanone further noted that one of the rioters took a souvenir that day from him.

“I had my badge on until somebody ripped it off my chest,” he added. “I don’t believe I was mistaken for a member of antifa.”

Kelly’s antifa conspiracy may not have even been the most absurd right-wing theory tossed Fanone’s way on Tuesday. For instance, conservative writer Julie Kelly—a frequent Fox News guest of Tucker Carlson’s—outright called the D.C. police officer a “crisis actor,” citing his “many tattoos” as evidence and questioning the injuries he received.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

How anti-Trump conservatives have fled Fox News .
The audience of right wing media such as Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network wants little to do with resisting Trump Republicans who don't get news from these networks are far more unfavorable to the former President. We can see this well in a CNN/SSRS poll conducted in August and September. In the poll, I isolated Republicans and independents who leaned Republican who preferred to get their television or digital news only from Fox News, Newsmax or One America News Network.

usr: 3
This is interesting!