White House reporters excused their actions, deflected, or were totally silent on Monday when independent journalist Mike Cernovich challenged their lack of coverage of the domestic terrorism group “Antifa.”
Cell phone video taken from inside the briefing room shows Cernovich standing to the side and addressing the reporters.
After today’s press briefing was compete, a journalist asked about political violence by the left. Real journalism, finally! pic.twitter.com/EjLuBk3dZR
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) May 1, 2017
“Why will nobody here cover the violence against Trump supporters and why won’t you demand that leaders in the Democrats disavow the violence from Antifa the way you demanderump disavow violence from his supporters,” Cernovich said, referring to the blad-clad agitators who have been wreaking havoc in Berkeley, California, Portland, Oregon and elsewhere around the country.
Groans could be heard.
“This is being completely covered up,” he continued, “You have no answer.”
“Are you a reporter, sir?” April Ryan, White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, interrupted.
“I am, madam,” Cernovich responded.
“No way, with who?” Ryan quizzed.
“I am a reporter, I’m a documentary filmmaker,” he said, “and I want to know why nobody will demand that the Democrats disavow Antifa violence, terrorism against women happening in America. Nobody will demand…”
“You realize, of course, this is a Republican president. We’ll ask Democrats,” another reporter said, before becoming inaudible.
“Aware,” Cernovich responded. “Where is the interview of you demanding that Bernie Sanders disavow Antifa?”
There was no response.
“It’s unfair and it’s very important that this get out there,” Cernovich said before walking out of the room.