TV reporter exposes ANTIFA and the media

#Antifa #PortlandRiots #PortlandShootingSuspect

The man who called himself "100% Antifa" on social media, sought for the murder of a Trump supporter in Portland, has been killed by law enforcement. As a journalist who covered Antifa in Seattle, I want to share my experience of what it's like and how to better understand both their purpose and tactics. Many who are reporting on the group right now have very little if any direct experience with them. My old news station, KING TV, covered Antifa at least once a year on May Day, during which we prepared for protests to turn into riots with vandalism and violence by hiring security guards, wearing non-official gear, and bringing along first aid items. Though it was hard to distinguish between protestors wearing Antifa-like gear and "official Antifa" supporters, this video shares my experience of those events. A couple items to note in mainstream media coverage of Antifa is that outlets often fail to qualify Antifa as anticapitalist. In my experience, Antifa marches in areas known for retail like downtown Seattle. They also don't need a racist or fascist organization to "confront" in order for them to take to the streets. Many of the protests or riots I covered where Antifa was present were filled with likeminded people. It can also be difficult to differentiate between Antifa, anarchists and black bloc protestors. Finally, what Antifa "stands for" depends on the person who considers themselves Antifa. It's not, in my experience, a group like the Society of Professional Journalists that requires membership fees and has a thorough roster of members.





By Alison Morrow

I quit my TV news career in 2019 after 12 years as a reporter. I have worked in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and most recently Seattle where I was the Environmental Reporter for KING TV. I started my career as a booking producer for FOX & Friends on FOX News Channel. I decided producing wasn't for me and thought I wanted to be a psychologist, so I decided to go back to grad school. I obtained a Master of Divinity degree with a specialization in counseling from Boston University after which I planned to get a PhD in psychology. However, my preaching professor got me thinking about returning to news as a reporter. He told our class that we are all storytellers, and as such have the choice to use stories to move our communities forward or backward. I am the recipient of two Emmy awards as well as the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for Excellence in Journalism. I am married to a USMC veteran and a mom to a little girl, a pit bull and two horses.

(Source:; September 7, 2020;
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