A featured story for Politico by Josh Meyer points to how the media narrative on the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville continues to unravel. In his article Meyer refers to the anti-White groups who attacked Alt-Right demonstrators as “anarchists,” “anarchist extremists,” and “anti-fascist extremists.” This is a positive step forward for us in branding the enemy as “extreme”:
The Aug. 9 report by the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis was done in coordination with local, state and federal authorities at the Virginia Fusion Center. It stated that white supremacists and anti-fascist “antifa” extremists had clashed twice before in Charlottesville, at a white nationalist rally on May 13 and a Ku Klux Klan gathering July 7. At each event, “anarchist extremists” attacked protesters who had been issued permits, leading to fights, injuries, arrests and at least two felony charges of assault and battery.
In a similar breakthrough The Washington Post, perhaps the most Left-wing, anti-White major newspaper in the USA, recently ran a widely-distributed story which focused on Antifa violence against peaceful Alt-Light protesters in California.
Meyer also uses information for his Politico article from the US Department of Homeland Security to place blame on local police and city officials for allowing a major violent confrontation between the Alt-Right and Left-wing terrorists in Charlottesville.
The “law enforcement sensitive” assessment, obtained by POLITICO and reported for the first time, raises questions about whether Charlottesville city and Virginia state authorities dropped the ball before, and during, a public event that was widely expected to draw huge crowds of armed, emotional and antagonistic participants from around the country.
…Some law enforcement experts, when briefed on the DHS report by POLITICO, said it reinforced their concerns about the response of law enforcement agencies in Charlottesville.
“It is unconscionable that with so much advance notice of the declared intentions of extremist groups from the left and right vowing to descend upon Charlottesville that law enforcement was not better prepared,” James Gagliano, a recently retired FBI supervisory special agent, said in an interview.
“Stronger police presence as a deterrence, and better separation between the two groups, should have been part of the security plan,” said Gagliano, a former senior FBI SWAT team leader and crisis management coordinator in New York. Authorities responding to Charlottesville, he said, “were woefully underprepared for something they had advance notice of and plenty of actionable intelligence about.”
As Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff and other Alt-Right leaders have noted, the media can hold onto a tight narrative if it achieves total mobilization on a given topic. But that narrative begins to unravel within days thanks to our ability to get out the truth and influence the national discussion.