After this weekend’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the response from the mainstream media became all too predictable. Anyone who has followed the mainstream networks since the days of the Tea Party knew precisely what the media’s next move would be.
The media has long had a quest to lump in the right with their radicals, and it seems that their new agenda is to call anyone to the right of them alt-right, white nationalist, or neo-nazi (which is strange considering nazis, or national socialists, are leftists and not conservatives).
Predictably so, CNN ran a headline this afternoon, White nationalists are planning 9 rallies nationwide this weekend alone. Any average reader is going to be truly horrified by this, especially after the coverage of Charlottesville days ago. We can’t just let 9 neo-nazi rallies take place this weekend, right?!
Lo and behold, when one clicks on the article, what rallies are they talking about? Jack Posobiec’s March on Google rallies to support James Damore, the Google employee who was recently fired after publishing a memo about Google’s hypocritical diversity efforts.
Posobiec’s rallies were labeled white nationalist by CNN despite publishing the following press release a day ago.
- “The March on Google condemns and disavows violence, hatred, and bigotry and all groups that espouse it such as White Nationalists, KKK, Antifa, and NeoNazis.
- We will not use messages that are designed to incite anger, hate, or violence.
- We will respect the law and the police and cooperate in all matters.
- Any violation of these tenets will not be tolerated.
Is this an ‘Alt-Right’ event? The answer is no. This is an event for First Amendment supporters from across the country, from all backgrounds, ethnicity, and walks of life. We will not tolerate any incendiary actions, messages, remarks, or gestures that go against the respectful, ‘open basket’ spirit of the event.”
A day prior, Posobiec also issued a press release titled, March on Google Condemns Violence and Commits to Peaceful Rallies.
“We, the organizers of the March on Google, join the President in condemning the actions in Charlottesville on August 12th. Despite many false rumors from those seeking to discredit us we are in no way associated with any group who organized there.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms any display of hatred and bigotry from any side. It has no place in America. No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society.
6 weeks ago, we held a Rally for Peace at the White House calling for an end to all political violence. The March on Google stands for free speech and the open discussion of ideas. We condemn violence and silencing free speech as a means of promoting any political agenda.
Any individual attempting to incite violence during the March on Google will not be part of our event.
Freedom of Speech is a Human Right.”
Posobiec could not have made it any more clear that he does not tolerate white nationalism or endorse political violence of any sort. Yet this would not be enough to stop CNN from identifying his rallies as such. Posobiec is outraged by their accusation, and has demanded a retraction.
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) August 15, 2017
CNN also had no hesitation including two of Kyle Chapman, the Based Stickman’s upcoming rallies at the bottom of the article. Chapman, a Constitutionalist, has an Asian wife and is no white nationalist, and decried Richard Spencer in our interview with him five months ago. Chapman in the past has also told racists to stay home and not come to his events.
After the San Francisco Examiner labeled Chapman’s event a white supremacist rally, Chapman took to Facebook to say, “Another hit piece inciting violence against patriots and Trump supporters. The upcoming rallies in SF and Berkeley have nothing to do with White supremacy. This is malicious.”
The media will stop at nothing to call anyone on the right white nationalist, alt-right, or neo-nazi. No matter how hard you denounce these factions, they will call you it anyway. And by the time they issue a correction, it will be too late, and their retraction will be a minor story.
How CNN could mess up this badly is a mystery. It is almost starting to seem intentional. Perhaps it is. Perhaps their goal is for leftists to show up at these rallies and create violence. Perhaps they want to get us all killed.