Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America

Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America
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To bolster those claims, they’ve zeroed in on Utah man John Sullivan, who recorded the events and reportedly cheered on the mob l, regarding his past attendance at Black Lives Matters protests. But the fact is, those local activists all say Sullivan is not welcome, and they’ve been trying for some time to keep him away. Despite early claims by right-wing media and Republican members of Congress that far-left provocateurs had really been the ones to instigate the attack on the Capitol, FBI Assistant Director Steven D’Antuono told reporters later that week, “We have no indication of that, at this time.” And a report in the Los Angeles Times has found that the suspects who have been arrested since the riot have represented “a broad cross section of President Trump’s supporters — people with office jobs, kids and mortgages, and otherwise respectable public reputations,” along with some “fringe radic

Right-wing media use loner activist’s arrest to revive conspiracy theories about “antifa” at the January 6 insurrection | Media Matters for America

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