CNN Silent After Host 'Incited Rage' at Antifa Rally in Berkeley
A CNN host spoke to a cheering Antifa crowd at the violent “No Hate in the Bay” rally in Berkeley, California, over the weekend, and now CNN is dodging questions about it.
W. Kamau Bell, who fronts a show on CNN called the “United Shades of America,” grabbed a bullhorn at the rally and bellowed that "when the Nazis leave, as they have left…you have to stand up for the brown people, the black people, the LGBT people, the immigrants–everybody everyday!” The mob roared in approval.
Bell later took to Twitter to describe his experience speaking at the event:
The "No Hate" rally was organized in opposition to two conservative groups ("No Marxism in America" and “Patriot Prayer”) that were going to hold rallies that weekend but cancelled out of safety concerns.
The leaders of both groups have denounced neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
Violent Antifa protesters chased, harassed, spat on, and viciously assaulted the few conservatives who were in attendance at the rally on Sunday. They attacked journalists as well.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson took CNN to task on his show Thursday night, pointing out that Bell offered encouragement to the black-clad Antifa mob that attacked innocent people for no other reason than that they "might have voted for Donald Trump."
He "calls himself a political provocateur but that doesn't quite capture it," Carlson said. "In fact, he is a supporter of Antifa."