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Thursday, April 1, 2021
WND Columnist Pushes Bogus Narrative Of Antifa Involvement In Capitol Riot
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Sean Harshey ranted in his March 3 WorldNetDaily column:

We have reached a remarkable place in our national condition where it is so accepted that the current political narrative is equal to "truth," whatever that narrative may be at the moment, that important people are perfectly comfortable telling obvious lies and relaxing in the comfort they will not be held accountable.

This week in testimony before Congress, FBI Director Christopher Wray claimed the bureau had no evidence of antifa or "fake Trump supporters" participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, protests on Capitol Hill. This in spite of the fact the FBI actually investigated and arrested now former-antifa activist John Sullivan, who posted publicly on social media of his plans to infiltrate the crowd of Trump supporters and taking pictures and video of himself disguised in MAGA paraphernalia while screaming obscenities trying to encourage the crowd to go into the Capitol building. Americans can see the pictures, watch the video and read the indictment for themselves, but the political narrative is the opposite of reality. And so, we are told – under oath – that the "truth" is the opposite of what we see with our own eyes.

In fact, Harshey is misquoting Wray. In the link Harshey supplied, Wray makes it clear that Antifa was not responsible, did not organize, and did not play a "significant role" in the riot:

"Do you have any evidence that the capital attack was organized by, quote, 'fake Trump protesters?'" Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin asked Wray.

"We have not seen evidence of that," Wray responded.

[...]

Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont asked whether Wray had seen any evidence of antifa or left-wing groups playing a "significant role" in the attack.

“We're equal opportunity and looking for a violent extremism of any — of any ideology. We have not, to date, seen any evidence of anarchist, violent extremists or people subscribing to antifa in connection with [Jan. 6]," Wray said. "That doesn't mean we're not looking, and we'll continue to look. But at the moment, we have not seen that."

In fact, Sullivan appears to be the non-right-winger to have been arrested, and it's since become even more clear that violent far-right groups like the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys played key roles in the riot.

Harshey is trying to add to the bogus right-wing narrative -- which WND has promulgated -- that Sullivan's arrest somehow disproves that far-right Trump supporters were the ones behind the riot. 


Posted by Terry K. at 2:06 PM EDT

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