Bozell Blasts Chuck Todd for Continuing to Give Antifa Violence a Platform

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | August 21, 2017 | 5:02 PM EDT

MRC Pres. Brent Bozell

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued a harsh statement Monday in response to NBC’s Chuck Todd again giving Mark Bray, a prominent voice in the radical Antifa movement, a platform to promote his violent leftist agenda on Sunday’s "Meet the Press."

Bozell rebuked Todd for, once again, "aiding and abetting" violent extremists:

“Violent leftists have broken into the mainstream and Chuck Todd is guilty of aiding and abetting. It is abhorrent that NBC and Todd believe it acceptable to normalize extremist groups like Antifa which use terror to silence their opposition.

“After last Wednesday's softball interview, Chuck Todd had the opportunity to correct his mistake but instead chose to again allow a radical to promote domestic terrorism with little push back. Can you imagine Chuck Todd inviting a member of a militant right-wing group on his show to rationalize violence against the left? NBC must cease giving legitimacy to supporters of this violent left-wing movement immediately.”

Bozell condemned Todd last week when the MSNBC host refused to challenge Bray's advocacy of preemptive Antifa violence against those they oppose:

“Allowing Antifa supporters to promote violence unchallenged is not only repugnant, but irresponsible."

Bozell also called on Americans to to hold sponsors responsible for funding shows that give voice to violent and hateful organizations:

“MSNBC and their sponsors must be held accountable for providing a platform for any violence and destruction perpetrated by these hateful groups.”

On Saturday - the day before Sunday's "Meet The Press" Todd-Bray interview - police in Boston made 33 arrests as Antifa activists overwhelmed a free speech rally - assaulting police, ripping an American flag from an elderly woman's hands, chasing and cursing at a Trump supporter and wielding dangerous weapons.


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