Fox News attacks liberals after far-right group Proud Boys assaults protesters on the streets of New York

Fox News attacks liberals after far-right group Proud Boys assaults protesters on the streets of New York

Fox & Friends Sunday makes no mention of the Proud Boy's violent attacks, but does call for civility

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During Fox & Friends Sunday's headlines, host Pete Hegseth said that conservatives were calling for "civility" because of protesters at New York City's Republican headquarters, leaving out the fact that the far-right group Proud Boys assaulted several protesters at the event. On October 12, the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City hosted Proud Boys founder and right-wing media host Gavin McInnes to speak. After the event, Proud Boys assaulted three protesters, with videos showing "more than a dozen" Proud Boys, including at least three skinheads, punching and kicking protesters on the ground. 

On the day of the attacks, Fox News immediately blamed liberal protesters and warned about Antifa and "swords," even though McInnes was the person brandishing a sword as his group attacked protesters McInnes was brandishing a sword because the event was apparently to commemorate when the murder of a Japanese socialist in 1960 via a sword.

Members of the Proud Boys brutally beat people, shouted "faggot" and "cocksucker," and bragged about "smashing" a protester's head "in the pavement."

Fox News has been has been harshly criticized for suggesting liberals were to blame. Despite this, Fox & Friends Sunday's coverage of the event continued to leave out the Proud Boy's violence and instead just attack liberal protesters.

From the October 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Sunday:

​PETE HEGSETH (HOST): ​Calls for civility are growing after protesters storm GOP headquarters in New York City. Conservatives calling on all Democrats to denounce left-wing vandals after Antifa thugs defaced the New York City Republican headquarters. I'm also just glad to know that there is a New York City Republican headquarters.

Hegseth, incidentally, interviewed McInnes in 2017 on Fox News without disclosing who McInnes even was. McInnes used to also be a Fox News contributor.

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