(Article by Susan Duclos republished from AllNewsPipeLine.com)
Dr. Lenihan published his results, with screen shots, graphs and examples of the working relationsip between the journalists and the known, self-identified Antifa accounts, via a Twitter thread, showing the connections, and the fact that at least one journalist from Huffpo was used to nationally dox (release personal information) of those targeted by Antifa members, well before law enforcement investigation found those people either innocent or guilty.
ANTIFA VIOLENCE CLASSIFIED AS DOMESTIC TERROR BY DHS, FBI
Before getting into those connections that Dr. Lenihan exposes, a brief look at who and what Antifa is.
Antifa , short for "anti-fascist" groups use violence to suppress the free speech of anyone they disagree with ideologically, meaning they call themselves anti-fascist but use the same fascist tactics of those they claim to be against. They label all individuals that disagree with their philosophy as "fascist," and claim that violence against those individuals or groups is justified and "necessary."
In a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI, Antifa's activities were formally classified as "domestic terrorist violence."
Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of “the capitalist system,” racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI.
While the examples of Antifa violently attacking people are too numerous to detail in one article, a prime example can be seen below as Berkeley middle school teacher Yvette Felarca attacks a man participating in a permitted neo-Nazi rally in 2016, which she was later charged with felony assault and misdemeanor inciting a riot, after her actions were caught on camera. That case is still going through the court system.
MAPPING JOURNALISTS CONNECTIONS TO ANTIFA
While we have often seen members of the mainstream media defending Antifa (yes, you CNN!) and giving a platform to known Antifa supporters, Dr. Lenihan's long thread detailing the close relationships between journalists from liberal outlets and known Antifa members is the most in-depth mapping that has been done to date, proving that members of the liberal press are actively communicating with Antifa members and helping them in numerous ways.
First, Dr. Lenihan's description of the mapping process with his graphs showing his work:
We mapped the social interactions of 58,254 Antifa affiliated accounts on Twitter based on an initial seed of 16 self-identifying and verifiable Antifa accounts (and Mark Bray who chose not to confirm if he is a member of Antifa but whose book makes a solid case for inclusion).
Note: Bray is the author of Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook, and donated 50 percent of his profits to the Antifa International Defense Fund.
More from Lenihan's thread:
We reduced the dataset to 1.65% of all 58,254 accounts - leaving us with 962 accounts. These were the 1.65% most connected Antifa and Antifa associated accounts on Twitter. Each had a minimum of 8 connections within the initial dataset, most having many more. Here I just want to focus on those Twitter verified accounts that made it into this dataset of the most connected Antifa and Antifa associated accounts on Twitter. Here you can see them highlighted in green.
The point here is the Doctor did his homework and an in-depth analysis. He then went on to provide examples of account that self identify as Antifa, before detailing the connections with the liberal journalists and the type of working relationship they apparently formed.
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