MSNBC Commentator Defends Antifa Attacks on Journalists and Police MSNBC Commentator Defends Antifa Attacks on Journalists and Police – NTK Network

MSNBC Commentator Defends Antifa Attacks on Journalists and Police

Jason Johnson, the political editor at The Root, argued that police defended white nationalists and deserved Antifa's scorn.

By NTK Staff | 08.13.2018 @11:22am

Following attacks on journalists and police at Antifa demonstrations this weekend, an MSNBC commentator, Dr. Jason Johnson, argued that those abused at the event deserved their injuries.

Johnson, the political editor of The Root and an MSNBC commentator, first claimed that he “didn’t see [violence],” but MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle played footage of some of the attacks.

“There were a lot of different activists who were like, ‘Why are [the police] in riot gear? We don’t see no riot here,'” he said. “There is a belief by many activists, including Antifa, that the police tacitly support this kind of violence.”

Johnson said that police protect white nationalists and attack Black Lives Matter.

“I never like the idea of journalists getting attacked,” he said, but added that he believes people have reasons to doubt the police’s dedication to eradicating racism.

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens interjected, saying, “Thugishness is thugishness.”

“I disagree,” Johnson shot back.

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