The Media mandarins can’t actually come out and say conservatives are right, of course, because conservatives are never correct about anything.
However, note that in the Politico story linked above, the violence is ultimately the fault of Trump supporters.
“…reports appear to bolster Trump’s insistence that extremists on the left bore some blame for the clashes in Charlottesville and represent a “problem” nationally. But they also reflect the extent that his own political movement has spurred the violent backlash.”
Yup. By daring to seek different solutions to the problems they see confronting the nation, Trump supporters forced Antifa to mob them.
And the only reason anyone would have voted for Trump is because they’re a racist Nazi who hates all things good and wise.
So, naturally, it has to be the fault of evil-by-definition conservatives.
The most cursory of reflection on the current media Important Insight du Jour, Comrades! makes the mendacity of that position pretty clear. But let’s put it another way: imagine, if you will, the outrage if someone said about black on black murder rates: “Why, Miss Scarlett, don’t you worry your pretty head about that. Them ignorant darkies don’t know any better, they just cain’t help themselves.”
Kinda like how Politico is suggesting the misguided children of Antifa (with their trendy black clothing and daringly accessorized ax handles) lack the impulse control to keep them from burning, looting, and recreationally beating the wrong-thinking sorts. “It’s your fault for voting incorrectly and inflaming the passions of the citizens who contribute so much to society.”
This is the same group of fellating Fellow Travelers who worked so very hard to tell America about (almost-completely fictitious) Tea Party violence, racism, and antisemitism, while overlooking, ignoring, and eliding (that’s from the French, for “to lie their damn fool heads off about“) the bomb plots and “ITZ THE JEWS” ranting of their Good Comrades in Gucci, also known as Occupy Wall Street.
Or: “The black people were surprisingly good last night…”
One of my personal failings (well, the only one I feel like admitting) is I have a strong fairness impulse. It was the whole Martin Luther King thing, judge people by the content of the character not the color of the skin. My father, who had grown up in the deep South surrounded by virulent racism, introduced me to the concept, mostly by the way he lived his life, treating everyone he met with the same courtesy, fairness, and respect. It was what made me a nascent liberal as a young man.
That belief in fairness was the same thing that drove me away from Liberals. Growing up, my experiences with other kids growing up were a lot like the Woody Allen joke about going to youth camp “…where I was sadistically beaten by children of all colors and creeds.” Those encounters made it clear to me that “jerk” was a choice not limited to any race, sex, or religion. Thus I was rather heretical toward the idea that People of Color were actually Saints of Color.
I noticed that Liberals were quick to offer dispensation for the crappy behavior of individuals who could be identified as a SOC. As an adult, I discovered that merely pointing out said excusing of such unacceptable (from anyone not a SOC) actions made me a racist, of course. Silly me, I thought I was being principled. And this was well before I witnessed the amazing moral and political gymnastics feminists were capable of when “their” President (Slick Willie Clinton) was exposed as a serial sexual predator.