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The Right, Desperate To Deflect Its Own Extremism, Cries 'Antifa' - 2019-08-20

F364.png The Right, Desperate To Deflect Its Own Extremism, Cries 'Antifa' August 20, 2019, Andy Campbell, Huffington Post

Increasing acts of political violence committed by the far-right have put the conservative propaganda machine in desperation mode, as right-wing talking heads and politicians attempt to deflect their extremism problem by pinning anything they can on the antifa boogeyman.

Over the weekend, members of the far-right extremist gang Proud Boys were celebrating a rally they held in Portland, Oregon, as a win, largely due to a tweet by President Donald Trump, who said he was watching the event as he considered "naming ANTIFA an ORGANIZATION OF TERROR."

"Go look at President Trump's Twitter," Florida Proud Boy leader Joe Biggs told The Oregonian. "He talked about Portland, said he's watching antifa. That's all we wanted. We wanted national attention, and we got it. Mission success."

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{{cite news | first = Andy | last = Campbell | title = The Right, Desperate To Deflect Its Own Extremism, Cries 'Antifa' | url = https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/stuck-with-extremism-the-right-overreaches-to-blame-antifa_n_5d5bf7f4e4b0f667ed68bbe9?ri18n=true | work = Huffington Post | date = August 20, 2019 | accessdate = October 2, 2020 }}