Thursday, February 18, 2021

Hey, No Fair!

Via TPM, wingnuts are pissed that antifa is getting blamed for false-flagging the insurrection on January 6.

The “this-was-probably-antifa” rhetoric made its way into the mouths of a number of Trump allies, including Candace Owens and Paul Sperry. It trickled into Congress, with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) buying into the conspiracy theory that was eventually picked up Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). It was even espoused by Trump himself mid-insurrection.

The MAGA folks who were present that day in Washington weren’t happy about this, Kate noted.

For example, DeAnna Lorraine, a host on InfoWars, implored her listeners to give credit where due. “No one should be blaming antifa for what happened,” she said in a video she streamed the day after the insurrection from an RV while on her way home. “American patriots did this. And it’s a good thing. It’s not a bad thing.”

To quote Miranda, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.  But keep talking anyway.