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.
Here's video of the Proud Boy mob assault from tonight up close pic.twitter.com/frW09dcDHn
— Adam (@leftkist) October 13, 2018
Here's a portion of the livestream uploaded by a Proud Boy (since deleted) which shows a member bragging about kicking “a foreigner” in the head. full video here: https://t.co/PBJoW8hCGi pic.twitter.com/qlZipdRMsd
— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) October 13, 2018
The Proud Boys even waited to do a group photo after the fights. They were hyped the fuck up after that. Flashing their white power hand symbol before marching towards a downtown train. pic.twitter.com/JP6jiM8Yud
— Shay Horse (@HuntedHorse) October 13, 2018
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:
— Media Matters (@mmfa) October 14, 2018
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.