HuffPost’s “hate and extremism” reporter Christopher Mathias took to Twitter to attack news outlet Vox for covering Antifa violence against journalists and police officers over the weekend.
Responding to the article titled, “Antifa clashes with police and journalists in Charlottesville and DC,” Mathias replied, “This is a bad article & is a good example of how not to cover white supremacy.”
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) August 13, 2018
Despite working as HuffPost’s reporter on “hate and extremism,” Mathias frequently ignores acts of violence and extremism from left-wing groups and protesters, and has repeatedly defended and attempted to downplay violence from registered domestic terrorist group Antifa.
Left-wing media “watchdog” Media Matters agreed with Mathias, retweeting his story.
If you ever feel the need to attack a journalist or cop, just remember to yell how much Trump sucks or something and Media Matters will apparently have your back pic.twitter.com/JWpTDx2xtm
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) August 13, 2018
But Media Matters didn’t stop there. The group produced and distributed a video about how protesters in Washington D.C. came together to “stand against hate.”
Counter protesters joined forces in D.C. today to stand together against hate. We spoke with them about why they came out, how to fight against white supremacy, the role of the media, and more. #UniteTheRight2 #ShutItDownDC pic.twitter.com/gO9oc1p0be
— Media Matters (@mmfa) August 13, 2018
Seeing a lot of “antifa are also violent” takes today. Anti-fascists don’t do this: https://t.co/z6VpkQ7XKG
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) August 5, 2018
The far-right freakout over Antifa continuing apace pic.twitter.com/VoVHTxyPCF
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) October 4, 2017
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) September 24, 2017
But Antifa tho https://t.co/1mI0Gw7TPZ
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) September 19, 2017
This month, Mathias retweeted an article which claimed criticism of New York Times employee Sarah Jeong’s racist comments about white people was “part of a deeply troubling trend of far right agitators trying to get journalists fired.”
Mathias also promoted an article by a fellow HuffPost writer which bragged about getting the husband of a conservative commentator fired for his association with her in May.
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) May 31, 2018
There's some serious moral rot at @HuffPost.
— Will Chamberlain 🇺🇸 (@willchamberlain) June 1, 2018
Sarsour, who reportedly “has ties to the father of the man arrested for allegedly training children to carry out school shootings on a New Mexico compound,” previously declared that female genital mutilation victim Ayaan Hirsi Ali deserved to have her vagina taken away, and called for “jihad” against the Trump administration last year.
Sarsour has also been accused of allowing a former employee to be “sexually assaulted and harassed,” while she previously claimed to be “honored and privileged” to appear on stage with convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh, who murdered two Israeli students.