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Over the past weekend, a strange news feed about possible white supremacists marching at the Lincoln Memorial popped up on one of my YouTube subscriptions; then disappeared within a few hours of being up. I did the usual innerweb search, but could find nothing about it. This seemed strange to me that no one, not MSM sources or Alt-media, seemed to have picked up the story.
I noted from the video of the march, before being taken down, that the “white supremacist demonstrators” were being escorted by DC Police, which means it had been coordinated with the city. If that was the case why wasn’t BLM/ANTIFA there to counter-protest. If DC City Hall knew this was going on, someone would have passed the word on. And yet, that didn’t happen. Stranger still, it appears that the group in question, called “Patriot Front” seemed to appear from nowhere, march down the steps, and disappear without holding a rally or making speeches.
Then yesterday, the “Mr. Reagan” YouTube channel did this update about the event that didn’t seem to happen, and group that no one has ever heard of. After viewing the video, I came away thinking, OK that’s weird, someone/group has gone through a lot of effort and expense to do what I’m not sure.
Also, what audience was this meant for? Then today I come across this article from POWERLINE. So it would appear that not only are the “Patriot Front” an Astroturf group, but according to the Washington Post headlines, “experts say” a “white supremacist march in D.C. was pushed by a fake Twitter account.”
What in the wide world of sports is going on here? Your thoughts?Published in