On Saturday, independent journalist Andy Ngo — an openly gay conservative editor at Quillette — was attacked by Antifa thugs, who doused him with “milkshakes,” punched him in the face, kicked him, and stole his GoPro. Ngo ended up in the hospital where he was treated for a brain hemorrhage among other injuries.
Video of the attack was posted by Oregon-based reporter Jim Ryan, which shows Ngo being repeatedly punched in the face, kicked, and doused with the Antifa “milkshakes,” some of which were reportedly filled with wet cement:
Ngo posted the following video immediately after the attack:
CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted about the attack on Saturday. “Disturbing. Attacking a messenger shows weakness, not strength. Hopefully the authorities will get to the bottom of this,” he wrote.
On Sunday, Stelter covered the incident and unequivocally condemned the violence. In the clip of the attack on Ngo aired by CNN, however, the most egregious violence was curiously edited out.
The moment was noted online by OANN’s Brian Posobiec, who slammed the “doctored” video, which begins after Ngo is punched and kicked:
While the decision to keep CNN viewers from seeing the most alarming violence perpetrated by the Antifa “demonstrators” has raised eyebrows on the Right, Stelter’s full-throated condemnation of the attack has earned him praise.
Calling it an “important story that you need to know,” Stelter explained in reference to the edited clip (partial transcript via Mediaite), “This is a protest that turned violent against a member of the media in Portland, Oregon, this weekend. Conservative journalist Andy Ngo was out there covering rival protests on Saturday. Antifa on one side, right-wing figures on the other side. But as the demonstrations clashed, protesters, it appears to be Antifa protesters, then attacked Ngo.”
Stelter then mentioned left-wing criticism of Ngo as having supposedly been there to “cause trouble,” but quickly dismissed that attempt to excuse the violence.
“He’s been out there in the past, he has been covering protests in Portland for quite some time,” said Stelter. “His critics say he’s there to cause trouble, but that’s unacceptable. The idea that he would be attacked, that he would be bloodied in that way: Unacceptable, period. And it’s important that everyone make that clear, even left-wing critics who don’t like him, and things like that.” The incident, concluded Stelter, is “disturbing to see.”
As The Daily Wire has reported, a GoFundMe account conservative commentator Michelle Malkin set up for Ngo has quickly surpassed its goal of $50,000, bringing in over $140,000 as of the publication of this article.
“My friend, Portland, Oregon-based journalist Andy Ngo, was beaten and robbed today by Antifa while covering the latest paroxysms of left-wing violence,” Malkin wrote. “Andy has been singled out, doxxed, and targeted by SJW thugs while police stand by and do nothing. …. I said during my CPAC speech earlier this year that we need to stand with those reporting and fighting on the front lines. Andy is one of the intrepid journalists doing the job no one else will do.”