Fox & Friends downplays white nationalist rally in nation's capital, instead fearmongers about antifa
Steve Doocy: "The planned white nationalist group, only about 20 people showed up. The counter-protesters, as you can see, there are thousands of them, a lot of them antifa"
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From the August 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, you saw it live right here on the channel yesterday. Yesterday, the Unite the Right 2 rally was held on the first anniversary of that deadly gathering down in Charlottesville of neo-Nazis and KKK and others. The planned white nationalist group, only about 20 people showed up. The counter-protesters, as you can see, there are thousands of them, a lot of them antifa, a lot of them wearing masks over their face.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Yeah, there was only one arrest. It was a 44-year-old man. He pepper sprayed someone else, and they found he had a slingshot with him, he had stones, and large pieces of glass.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): So the whole thing was about the president, how he handled it last year. Race is very much a part of the dialogue.
EARHARDT: Listen to the antifa chants yesterday at the rally. They're saying, "No borders, no wall, no USA at all." Listen to this.
KILMEADE: People point at antifa as the good guys, the counter-protesters? When you show up in a black mask and chant that, are you really the anti-protesters?
DOOCY: Well, they're for open borders, as you could hear right there. That's something we have heard a lot of lately along with abolish ICE. [NRATV host] Dan Bongino joined us a half an hour ago and had this observation about antifa.
EARHARDT: He might have a good point, because remember we saw what happened with [Turning Point U.S.A's] Candace Owens and with Charlie Kirk when they came out of that restaurant, they were having breakfast eating, with antifa and then they got in their face, and that's what [Rep.] Maxine Waters [D-CA] was telling people to do. So he makes the comparison that they have similarities.