Newsweek Shamed, Mocked As ANTIFA-Deniers

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Newsweek roasted after publishing fact-check denying existence of Antifa groups
One critic said ‘fact-checking is a scheme to launder left-wing messaging’

(FOX) Twitter users scorched Newsweek after it fact-checked Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for condemning "Antifa riots."
An episode of The View posted Monday featured Cruz debating The View’s hosts on the existence of left-wing political violence. After Cruz called out the "Antifa riots" from 2020, host Whoopi Goldberg replied "I don’t know what an Antifa riot is."
While the piece acknowledged that over a thousand businesses were damaged in Minneapolis and there were "reports of fires after Floyd protests" in places such as Washington D.C., St. Louis, Seattle, and more, it took issue with the senator’s wording.
"While many businesses were damaged or destroyed as a result of arson, Cruz’s characterization that ‘cities’ burned for a year is significantly stretching the truth, even if taken figuratively," the fact-check wrote.
The piece objected that while there were buildings damaged by fire, "this did not carry on throughout the year." It followed by warning that while some protests lasted throughout the year, not all were characterized by arson.
"While protests did continue in Portland, Oregon for nearly a year, according to media reports, these were not all characterized by arson," they wrote.
After initially saying that "Antifa is not a formalized group or association" in the piece, the fact-check added that "labeling the protests as ‘Antifa riots’ is misleading too as there is no organization or group known as such."
However, Newsweek reported on Antifa groups or "Antifa cells" in the past. …
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