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Emails we obtained via records request show how #Newnan, GA law enforcement planned for the National Socialist Movement rally based on false info in a FB post spread by the Three Percenter militia, who provided armed security for nazis in #Charlottesville…
The post, originally by #Newnan resident & self-described "anti-antifa" Clay Perry, seems to have been taken at face value by cops. Perry's claims included inflated numbers of up to 12,000 ppl & false reports of hidden weapons caches throughout the city.…
When a separate records request asked #Newnan Police for evidence for their rather high estimate of 12,000 anti-racist counter-protesters, they provided a Facebook post from an obviously fake antifa page as support for their claims.…
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So covering the Neo-Nazi march in #Newnan I felt conflicted as my press pass got me face to face w/Nazis while protesters were kept at least 50 yards away. I eventually had to shut my camera off because I couldn't amply their hate without challenging it
It's not the protestors who bring attention to the Nazis. It's the press. Media outlets gave microphones and cameras to some of the most hateful people in our nation -- completely unchallenged. Antifa didn't do that. The Media did.
We, the media, were the tools of Nazis. The only people who could get in were those of us who had credentials. The Nazi with the microphone checked every one of us. They didn’t care that we were there because we pose no threat. We were their tools.
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