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Monday, June 22, 2020
WND Silent On Project Veritas' Antifa Fail
Topic: WorldNetDaily

An anonymous WorldNetDaily staffer breathlessly wrote in a June 4 article:

An undercover video released Thursday by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas shows an instructor for the far-left militant movement Antifa teaching newcomers how to injure people.

"The whole goal of this, right, it to get out there and do dangerous things as safely as possible," says an instructor for Antifa, which is blamed for much of the violence that has enveloped the protests of the death of George Floyd over the past week.

"Practice things like an eye gouge. It takes very little pressure to injure someone's eyes."

[...]

The video was created with the help of an infiltrator who warned of becoming the target of violence if identified.

But WND didn't tell its readers that the Project Veritas video was deceptively edited to suggest it depicted something going on currently; in fact, the bookstore where the training was allegedly taking place closed two years ago.

Uncritically repeating right-wing propaganda without bothering to fact-check it is not a good look for something that claims to be a "news" organization.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:16 AM EDT

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