Editor’s Note: In case you were wondering, this is who we call “journalists” these days. Feel free to watch the video below to see how they cover “hate.” Maybe this video can get more than 158 views? SPOILER: Antifa are the good guys and those who oppose them are bad guys.
Pleased today to be on such a great panel with @natalie_allison @megawatts2000 @LiveNicoleBrown and @AllisonSCollins talking about covering extremism in the south for the Chattanooga mayor’s Council Against Hate. (I’m the one in the middle.) pic.twitter.com/lisIgOfFQE— Chris Joyner (@cjoyner) November 6, 2019
Just a reminder that I’ll be part of a great panel of journalists in #Chattanooga talking about how reporters cover extremist groups and why that’s important. It’s part of Mayor @AndyBerke‘s Council Against Hate initiative. Tickets available at https://t.co/FKCGNxAwBs https://t.co/XbYobdEPFs— Chris Joyner (@cjoyner) October 31, 2019
I just got off the phone with Chris Joyner of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
As you know, I now have a rule of turning down all media requests from “journalists” in light of previous dishonest and hyperbolic stories that have been written about this website. In this case, I had no choice because he is working on a “story” that is going to try to connect this website to the Neo-Nazi accelerationist group “The Base” and a recent murder plot in Georgia. You got to be kidding me, right? WTF is this shit about?
I’m sure that our readers are as shocked to learn about this development as I was when I was first notified about this developing “story.” What the hell does this website have to do with “The Base”? Haven’t we spent months here documenting how all these accelerationists were getting arrested? Haven’t we literally spent years here stretching all the way back to the 2000s during my public feuds with Glenn Miller and Harold Covington criticizing vanguardists and violent accelerationism? I’ve written dozens of articles about violence, domestic terrorism, mass shootings, vanguardism and accelerationism and throughout everything I have actually written here about the subject have made it crystal clear that I think it is a retarded “strategy.” In fact, I am so opposed to it that I moderate the comment section here just to weed out these people from coming here and posting about their RAHOWA fantasies on this blog when I am not online. It is a major annoyance for our commentators that their comments here aren’t automatically posted and as I have explained it is a routine hassle for us because of those people and Antifa trolls.
Obviously, I have nothing to do with this group “The Base” which is a fed honeypot whose “leader” is a Russia-based intelligence contractor, much less a murder plot in Georgia which was penetrated by a federal agent. It would never occur to me to join, support or promote a Neo-Nazi pagan accelerationist group or to hang out with a bunch of LARPers like that who want to bring on the Boogaloo in encrypted chats on Telegram. I don’t know any of these people and have only heard about them due to the recent hysteria in the media, but past is prologue and that has never stopped “journalists” from trying to rope me into these stories. It has happened at least half a dozen times now. In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Antifa “journalists” from The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post attempted to rope into that story based on solely on the fact that the shooter – who was a total stranger – had “regabbed” an article that I wrote here that criticized Donald Trump and had said a few things in my mentions. Imagine being “connected” by the media to a terrorist attack on the basis of a rando liking, retweeting or replying to you on Twitter. Such has been my bitter experience with the media.
This happens every few years. When Glenn Miller aka Rounder went on his shooting spree in Kansas City, there was an attempt to “link” me to Glenn Miller based on the fact that I knew who he was on the internet. Nevermind the fact that I thought he was a blowhard, a laughingstock and a cartoon character throwback to the WN 1.0 movement who I made fun of for years. When Dylann Roof went on his shooting spree in Charleston, there was an attempt to “link” me to that incident too because the CofCC posted crime statistics on its website. When James Fields, Jr. plowed his car into the crowd in Charlottesville, I was once again accused of being involved in a massive conspiracy even though I like pretty much everyone else who was there did not know Fields either. When a White Nationalist who was high on drugs pulled an emergency brake on an Amtrak train in Nebraska in 2018, I was once again accused by the same people of being “linked” to him. The basis of the “link” was that this individual had also attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Antifa groups on Twitter have a long history of making up stories, throwing shit up against the wall and trying to make it stick. This is at least the sixth time it has happened.
The latest “story” is that a “Bartow County couple” was targeted by The Base in a murder plot who thought they were Antifa because they read a series of articles on Occidental Dissent that I wrote about Georgia Antifa in late 2018. This is news to me. If the FBI or the Bartow County, GA police have any reason to believe that to be true, they have made no effort to contact me about it. I have no way of knowing if it is true either because as far as I can tell the names of the anonymous “Bartow County couple” haven’t been published anywhere. I couldn’t find anything about this website and this case in the affidavit that has been published on the internet. Regardless of whether or not it is true, I promptly deleted those articles because I want nothing to do with either accelerationists or violent Antifa groups. Well over a year ago, I realized that it was a mistake to engage with those people and that it was a massive a sink of our time to feed these trolls and that the best way to deal with them is to ignore them.
In the articles that I wrote about Georgia Antifa, I did not “dox” them. Unlike Atlanta Antifa which posted photos of Sam Dickson’s house on their website and encouraged their followers to harass his neighbors, I DID NOT publish their phone numbers or addresses. I published the names of Antifa who had been arrested in Georgia at violent protests like Auburn, Newnan and Stone Mountain. Most of their names and mugshots were published by the media including by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I also identified several of the ringleaders of the group who either 1.) attended public protests and posted glamour shots of themselves on Facebook or 2.) who identified themselves as “Atlanta Antifa” on their defunct public Facebook group. There were several members of a group called the North Georgia Socialist Rifle Association who all posted their real names on Facebook and tagged themselves in a group photo in Shelbyville. If you publicly identify yourself as Antifa on Facebook and attend multiple Antifa protests unmasked wearing t-shirts emblazoned with an Antifa logo and the name of your Antifa organization, do you have a right to complain about being called Antifa on the internet? I don’t think so.
My quarrel with Atlanta Antifa began in early 2017 when they threatened to storm the hotel and violently shutdown Identity Dixie’s Atlanta Forum. Shortly thereafter, Atlanta Antifa crossed state lines and came to Alabama and physically assaulted a friend of mine who was trying to attend the Richard Spencer event at Auburn which is my alma mater. Later, they cooperated with Christopher Mathias of The Huffington Post to recycle their stories doxxing several rightwing activists all over Georgia. Then there was the Newnan rally in 2018 which they tried to disrupt and were arrested. Then there was their campaign of harassment to get Casey Jordan Cooper kicked out of John Marshall Law School for his political beliefs. Then there was the harassment of Sam Dickson in his own neighborhood. This anarchist group has no problem whatsoever engaging in doxxing, violence, vandalism, stalking, defamation or harassment, but whines when as a result of its extreme tactics in trying to cancel people for their political views it predictably makes a slew of enemies on the Right. I’m not in the least bit surprised (though I was unaware) that it started a brand new quarrel with this new group “The Base” because it has made an enemy out of EVERY RIGHTWING GROUP in Georgia. It does not, however, follow that all its various enemies were somehow working together or that all these different groups have created a “kill list” or “target list” for The Base or that all their various enemies are even in contact or aware of each other’s existence. To publicly make this accusation in print is LIBEL.
Normally, I would just ignore what Atlanta Antifa posts on their own obscure blog and their poorly trafficked anarchist newshub Itsgoingdown.org because such garbage is not worth responding to and it isn’t newsworthy either. Who cares what Antifa groups are publishing on their own blogs? No one cares except for fake news “journalists” who work for the mainstream media and who increasingly in the Trump era act as the press secretary for the Far Left by recycling story after story after story DIRECTLY from Antifa blogs. Is it ethical for “journalists” to recycle baseless gossip, rumors and unfounded accusations from Antifa blogs? Is a rumor about domestic terrorism that your Antifa friends are liking and retweeting on Twitter a story? If I were to share my thoughts on Twitter about how Atlanta Antifa engages in doxxing, vandalism, violence and harassment in the Atlanta Metro Area, would that be a “story”? Of course not. Such a story wouldn’t fit the liberal narrative about “hate” in America. The “Council Against Hate” would call that “giving a platform to White Nationalist extremists.” No objections appears to be raised to giving a platform to violent Antifa groups and the Far Left.
There is no evidence that 1.) I have anything to do with this fed honeypot accelerationist group “The Base,” 2.) that I support or have any sympathy for this ridiculous pagan LARP group, 3.) that I know anyone involved in this group or 4.) that this website has anything to do with “The Base” or this particular case which NEITHER the defendants OR law enforcement have ever suggested. It is sensationalist he said/she said gossip. Even if it was true that I called a person Antifa who attended an Antifa rally wearing a t-shirt that said “Antifa” in 2018, I did nothing wrong.
I’m beyond fed up with biased “journalists” trying to associate me with domestic terrorists and mass shooters in order to smear me for their Antifa friends to get upcummies from leftists on Twitter and in the newsroom. I’m sick of being “linked” to people who I don’t know, whose views I do not support and whose actions I cannot control and for whom I am not in anyway responsible, but that is where the media is at these days. If it happened to you not once, not twice, not even three times, but SIX F***ING TIMES you would be as furious as I am at the moment. That’s a pattern and there has got to be an explanation for why it continues to happen.
What else can anyone do but avoid these groups? If you avoid these groups and do not support their agenda, it seems your name will still dragged through the mud by the media anyway. The “Council Against Hate” has a narrative and the facts will be twisted to suit the narrative. Cue gigantic eyeroll at the liberal lack of self awareness.
Note: There is a reason why it is called “fake news” and the “lying press.” This is what happens to all sorts of people all the time who haven’t created their own platforms and lack the ability to respond or who get deplatformed by the media colluding with Antifa groups.