In its unending mission to divide the nation with concern and animosity, Fox News is “just asking” whether or not an “Antifa Apocalypse” designed to overthrow Trump will occur tomorrow.
The story, which is headlined, “Antifa apocalypse? Anarchist group’s plan to overthrow Trump ‘regime’ starts Saturday,” at present seems on the FoxNews.com homepage.
The article begins:
Will the so-called “Antifa apocalypse” include a bang or a whimper?
A collection of anti-government, leftist rallies set to descend on main cities nationwide Saturday is drawing the eye of native officers, who, just like the organizers themselves, concern the occasions may very well be hijacked by violent masked anarchists.
With this text, Fox is giving voice to views which are related to darkish corners of the paranoid, fever swamps of the alt-right.
As reported on Raw Story, “Facebook groups, subreddits and Twitter groups are ablaze with dire warnings of a nationwide uprising of U.S. anti-fascist forces on Saturday — which they believe will kick off a second civil war.”
Raw Story famous that The Guardian cited the in depth attain of this notion which has, as its underpinnings, the badumption that Antifa forces, beginning tomorrow, shall be attempting to kill Trump voters, conservatives, and gun house owners. Not surprisingly, feedback on the conspiracy articles are homicidal resembling “one more threat against white people and I swear to God I’m going to take a goddamn car and run over every bading one of them.” (But so long as this particular person is a white American, he’s not a terrorist amiright?)
The conspiracy rests on some “slender reeds” resembling an indication about November fourth, seen at a Los Angeles Antifa rally. An internet site “Vets Before Illegals” posted a Facebook video about this coming apocalypse and finally Alex Jones picked up on it. And giving it much more legs, is Fox News.
Of course, Antifa (together with immigrants and minorities) is the good foil for Fox in that it performs to the viewers’s concern of nefarious, liberal forces which are attempting to destroy white, Christian America.
Enter, stage alt-right, Caleb Parke whose article states, as FOX FACT, that the “plan to overthrow Trump” begins tomorrow. He cites an anti-fascist web site which is selling November fourth protests towards Trump. While the web site states, “This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go,” there is no such thing as a name to violence.
In additional describing that alleged apocalypse, Parke references, however doesn’t hyperlink to, a Washington Post article which undercuts the alleged apocalypse: “The Antifa apocalypse is coming this weekend, if you believe the hype.” He then lists anti-Trump positions of an advisory board member for the anti-fascist web site, none of which name for armed rebel. As anticipated, the feedback to the article are, effectively, homicidal which begs the query of who’s scarier and extra violent – Antifa or Fox News readers?!
And about Caleb Parke – He’s a Fox information affiliate editor who has labored with Fox’s ace tradition warrior, Todd Starnes. Parke has additionally written for the virulently anti-choice Live Action, a gaggle that focuses on bogus sting movies directed towards Planned Parenthood. He is a graduate of Grove City College, a Christian faculty.
So be scared, be very scared however as these feedback to the article recommend, perhaps not for a similar causes Fox desires you to be.