Sep 4, 2020
The New York Times edited out Reinoehl’s ties to antifa in its spotlight summary. The BBC is referring to Reinoehl as an “anti-racist” activist.
Left-wing news outlets refused to shine a light on Antifa’s dark influence when covering the death of admitted Antifa shooter Michael Forest Reinoehl.
The New York Times edited out Reinoehl’s ties to the domestic terror group in its spotlight summary.
As one of the first news outlets to break the killing of Reinoehl by a federal fugitive task force last night, the NYT made several changes to its original article, which initially read: “Michael Forest Reinoehl, an Antifa supporter, died when law enforcement went to arrest him. He was being investigated in the fatal shooting of a member of the far-right group Patriot Prayer.”
The Daily Beast described his declaration as on “the far edges of the anti-racist movement.”
To date, the NYT abstract reads: “Law enforcement agents killed Michael Forest Reinoehl while trying to arrest him, four officials said. He was being investigated in the fatal shooting of a supporter of a far-right group.”
Meanwhile, Forbes magazine failed to report on Reinoehl’s devotion to Antifa altogether, implying that the shooter was part of the “anti-racism demonstrators.” Forbes called the exposé an interview with “the army veteran who was reportedly a longstanding presence at Portland’s Black Lives Matter protests.”
The Guardian followed suit, calling the Antifa mob “anti-racism activists.”