Media's use of the term "Far ####/# Extremist"

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  1. crank

    crank Well-Known Member

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    Am curious to know if anyone here has recently heard or read media using the term "far LEFT extremists". We frequently see references to "far RIGHT extremists", so unless the Media is as thoroughly compromised as a medievalesque theocracy, there should be close to equal references made to far Left extremism. After all, no ideology can be free of dangerous outliers - at least not in the real world.

    Has just occurred to me that I can't recall hearing that term in the past several years, at least. To say this is incredibly disturbing is an understatement. We may have crossed the Rubicon.

    Would love to know others' experience and/or thoughts.
     
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    dharbert Well-Known Member

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    Your standard lefty is called a liberal. A little farther left is a progressive. And your far left lefty is a socialist and/or Marxist.
     
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    Members of "The Squad", for example, are far left extremists. They just don't call them that...
     
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    Thanks for the input, but have you heard media use the term? I sure haven't.
     
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    ChiCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I hear it all the time. Heard it yesterday. The distinction is the number and danger from the far right is greater than that from the far left. Been that way for awhile now.
     
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    Fact Check: Is Left-Wing Violence Rising? : NPR

    McNabb says white supremacists and neo-Nazis are widely condemned — and deservedly — for their violent tendencies. But she says the Antifa shouldn't get a pass on their violence just because they oppose white supremacists.

    and further down...

    "The far left is very active in the United States, but it hasn't been particularly violent for some time," says Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism.

    He says the numbers between the groups don't compare.

    "In the past 10 years when you look at murders committed by domestic extremists in the United States of all types, right-wing extremists are responsible for about 74 percent of those murders," Pitcavage says.

    You have to go back to the 1970s to find the last big cycle of far-left extremism in the U.S. Both Pitcavage and McNabb say we have been in a predominantly far-right extremist cycle since the 1990s — the abortion clinic bombings and Oklahoma City, for example. And, more recently, racially motivated attacks such as the one at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, S.C., and last month's stabbings on a commuter train in Portland.

     
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    The far left usually doesn't get all that froggy because they know they are outnumbered 100 to 1...
     
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    Yeah, that's credible. The OP is serious.
    Really? You gonna step in it so easily?

    Yeah, that's the point. That's why the far right is more dangerous; there are 100 times as many violent extremists on the right than the left.
     
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    The "violent extremists" on the left limit their activities to crying on Twitter and TikTok from their parents basement while burning down Portland and Seatle, lol. Hey, as long as they keep it over there on the west coast, I don't care what they do. Their governor is apparently more than happy to just let them have the run of the place...
     
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    Steady Pie Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    They could call them Donald Duck extremists for all I care, it's not going to get me to watch.

    Free your mind. Read a book instead.
     
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    Far left and far right extremists don't run for Congress - they blow things up and kill people.
    Pieces of crap like Aryan Brotherhood, or Red Brigades

    You could call The Squad, "far left" but they are hardly "extremists".
     
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    To the preponderance of the media there is no such thing as "far left extremists."
     
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    Another bogeyman is spotted hiding in your closet.
     
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    Pelosi condemns Antifa violence in Berkeley after criticism | Fox News

    'Antifa' violence in Berkeley spurs soul-searching within leftist activist community - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

    Black-clad antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley - The Washington Post

    Antifa's Berkeley Violence Ought to Frighten the Left | National Review

    It's not the media. It's that Jan. 6th was two months ago and the last Antifa violence was three and a half years ago. Antifa was extensively covered by the media. If and when they commit violent acts again, they will be covered again by the media.

    You can't wish things into existence, and you can't force media to report things that don't occur.
     
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    Nor will you since the media themselves and social media in particular are so far left that that the squad seems normal to them.
     
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    I've always had a problem with the term "progressive" in regards to the left. Most of their policies don't lead to PROGRESS
     
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    What distinction? If you say they use the term all the time, then clearly there's no distinction. Can you explain?
     
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    LOL .... what?

    Are you on drugs, Love?
     
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    It's what they call themselves. They think they're all forward thinking and such, bless 'em :D
     
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    I'm sure that's very exciting for you and such, but this thread is purely in pursuit of instances of media use of the term "Far Left Extremists". If you would be so good as to weigh in on THAT, instead of wandering off into an orange fugue, that'd be real neat :)
     
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    I am, but that's beside the point.
     
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    Your BELOVED rightwing FauxNoise constantly uses terms like Socialist and Communist to describe EVERYONE on the Left including those that are not Extremists.

    The ugly reality is that the Q-GOP has DRAGGED our nation so far over to the HARD RIGHT that they have SURRENDERED the Moderate Center to the Dems.
     
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    :D
     
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    Okay, as the great Spike (Buffy reference) once said ..... is everyone here very stoned?
     

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