That would have been the responsible thing for the MSM to have done and I’m sure at this point you might wish that was what they did. But for over a year these violent attacks at Trump rallies or Antifa going wild at Berkley they blamed on Trump or Milo, which was why at Charlottesville they went ballistic when Trump said “both sides were to blame”, they were being called out on giving a pass to Antifa, and you can see by the sudden spike in interest in who Antifa were on google searches just how many people had never heard of them.
Some neighbors say this, some say that. He was vocal in his on line postings speaking out against Trump. Of course he is going to say it was not political, if that is the case he is looking at 20 years in jail.
As I recall Rand Paul was present when that Bernie Sanders supporter shot a Republican Senator earlier in the year.
But I get it, violent unhinged rioting and intimidating your political opponents through force isn’t a good look. The left might want to lay off the vitriolic rhetoric it pumps out 24/7, even going so far as to target trump supporters if they want to shake off that impression. I don’t think we are at a place yet they will manage to moderate themselves properly in that regard.