Before it’s down the memory hole, certain segments of the media were for them before they were against them:
Me, I always said they were the real basket of deplorables. And the medium IS the message. Their medium is violence. No, they never were really anti-fascist. That was just an Orwellianism. They ARE the fascists.
Gradually, painfully, the mainstream is coming closer to this point of view, because the old narrative is getting awfully frayed at the edges. But they’ve got a hell of a long way to walk back. And they’ll try to make it easier on themselves by minimizing their past support. Don’t let them off the hook that easily.
Emerging narrative: they’re a marginal group, so it’s no big deal, hey? Well, they’re only marginal after you marginalize them. And come to think of it, these links I just easily unearthed are not that old yet. When did the administration declare them a terrorist organization again?
(For those tuning in late: this thread is an offshoot of another thread that went off topic getting into this Antifa stuff. I address that thread going off topic by starting a new thread for the new line of - er- discussion. This is the second time I’ve done so for the very same original thread, which now well into the high hundreds.)