Make sure you're sitting down because what we're about to tell you might knock you off your feet.
And as with a Band-Aid, we'll just rip it off fast.
"Black-clad antifa attack peaceful right wing demonstrators in Berkeley," reads the headline. But this isn't on Breitbart or InfoWars, it's from The Washington Post. Yes, that Washington Post.
The Post, owned by Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos, has spent the last seven months attacking President Trump for any — and every — thing. Right now, editors and reporters are no doubt holed up in a lavish conference room trying to figure out how to blame Trump for Hurricane Harvey.
More, the Post has helped stoke the embers of racial discord by its coverage over a violent protest that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. Of course, there were white supremacists at the rally earlier this month, but things got violent when members of the left-wing Antifa organization attacked people. The Post has all but ignored the violent, left-wing group.
From the Post piece:
Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about a 100 anarchists and antifa — “anti-fascist” — barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.
Jumping over plastic and concrete barriers, the group melted into a larger crowd of around 2,000 that had marched peacefully throughout the sunny afternoon for a “Rally Against Hate” gathering.
Shortly after, violence began to flare. A pepper-spray wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifas, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself. A conservative group leader retreated for safety behind a line of riot police as marchers chucked water bottles, shot off pepper spray and screamed “fascist go home!”
All told, the Associated Press reported at least five individuals were attacked. An AP reporter witnessed the assaults. Berkeley Police’s Lt. Joe Okies told The Washington Post the rally resulted in “13 arrests on a range of charges including assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing a police officer, and various Berkeley municipal code violations.”
And although the anti-hate and left-wing protesters largely drowned out the smaller clutch of far-right marchers attending a planned “No to Marxism in America” rally, Sunday’s confrontation marked another street brawl between opposing ends of the political spectrum — violence that has become a regular feature of the Trump years and gives signs of spiraling upward, particularly in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville.
So, the Post had to throw that little dig in there — violence "has become a regular feature of the Trump years," but at least the liberal paper called out Antifa for what it is — a pack of violent thugs who hate America.
Trump took notice, retweeting a post from writer Dinesh D'Souza.
Twitterers were surprised by the blunt headline.