(National Sentinel) Hostile media: The editor of the Washington Post, Marty Baron, should get a visit from federal law enforcement officials very soon because it seems clear he has broken the law.
Namely, he has allowed publication of a column today by a radical Left-wing professor who is openly encouraging violence. This, just a couple of days after political violence in Charlottesville, Va., committed by both Right and Left groups, left one person dead and dozens more injured.
And as such, he should be arrested.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, agrees. In a column at Frontpage Magazine, he is also calling for Baron to be arrested and for the same purpose: Inciting riots:
Marty Baron lives in a $1.7 million condo in Logan Circle. It’s seven blocks away from the headquarters of the Washington Post. And a 12 minute drive away from the FBI’s J Edgar Hoover Building.
His paper’s latest contribution to wrecking this country is an editorial titled “Charlottesville showed that liberalism can’t defeat white supremacy. Only direct action can.”
It concludes with, “Start throwing rocks.”
“Resistance, be it forceful or clandestine, threatened or explicit, stands as our ‘rock.’ Rocks can look like armed self-defense or nonviolent direct-action campaigns,” N.D. B. Connolly, a history professor at Johns Hopkins who specializes in racism, wrote.
“In April 1968, amid a flurry of other ‘rocks,’ riots shook American cities following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It took that rolling unrest, not the promise of further economic growth, to spur President Lyndon Johnson and Congress to action,” he continued.
Incitement to riot is a crime. And it’s about time that the Washington Post along with other media outlets was held accountable for the violence that is tearing apart our cities and our campuses.
Free speech covers a multitude of ugly expressions. But as Brandenburg v. Ohio established, it doesn’t cover speech “directed at inciting or producing imminent lawless action” if it is “likely to incite or produce such action.”
Running an editorial in one of the most powerful papers in the country that concludes with, “Start throwing rocks” meets both tests. Even when it’s masked in metaphors and disguised with dog whistles.
The Post’s writers and editors should know that better than anyone, he further notes. Former Post writer Emmett Rensin, now with Vox Media, was suspended by his employer for after he tweeted,”Advice: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot.” Vox suspended Rensin because “direct encouragement of riots crosses a line between expressing a contrary opinion and directly encouraging dangerous, illegal activity.”
DisruptJ20, the radical Soros funded hate group celebrated by the Post, is under Justice Department investigation. Hundreds of left-wing thugs associated with illegal and violent protests have been indicted on rioting charges.
But the Washington Post let one of the left-wing thugs have the final word to make a recruitment pitch.
“The main principles of anarchism is solidarity and the importance of solidarity within society,” Dylan Petrohilos, 28, said. “So I think it’s incredibly important that people are showing up for each other when we are seeing the harshest state repression in a generation.”
Greenfield observes: “Our nation is not, as the Post’s editorial dismissively mocks it, mere ‘paper.’ It is the parchment of our founding documents, but it is also the stone of our great buildings, the bronze of our statues, the steel of our industries, the blood of those who died fighting for our freedom against thugs like these, and our determination that our nation will not fall to stone throwing thugs and their propagandists.
“Arrest the editor of the Washington Post. And send a message that rocks will not break us.”
We agree. Let’s hope Jeff Sessions is a Post reader.
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