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Tom Watson @tomwatson
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I guess New York has to turn into another Charlottesville before @BilldeBlasio gets involved. Sword-wielding white supremacists leading gangs of Nazis beating up New Yorkers while screaming homophobic slurs is just small change. Media doesn't care either.
All the reporters typed up "civility" stories over a broken window and graffiti. But brownshirts beating people in the streets of Manhattan? After a GOP event? That's a yawner.
We were thisclose to another Heather Heyer in Manhattan last night. The @splcenter classifies the #ProudBoys as a violent extremist view. Silence from the NYT, Daily News, Post and all the gossipy political reporters. #shame
And the attack came from INSIDE the headquarters of the Republican candidate for Governor! This was a *mainstream* GOP event. This is what the state party under Trumpster Ed Cox need now stands for! #shame
The great @sarahkendzior has written about this extensively. THIS is how we descend in authoritarianism. Violent white supremacist attack in "liberal enclave" and both officialdom and the media yawn out loud. Maybe if there's a death @BilldeBlasio might come home from Florida?
My old friend @peterdaou is 100 percent right when he says our republic is crumbling OUT IN THE OPEN. Vicious mob of white supremacists attacks citizens on Manhattan street. Reaction is...nothing. But Democrats need to be civil. This is how we lose it all.
We almost had Charlottesville in Manhattan last night. No one seems to care. The great satirical artist @mollycrabapple is on the money with outrage over this. Why is the media silent? Where is the Mayor? Where is the NYPD? Perhaps @NYGovCuomo can get the State Troopers involved.
To repeat: we almost had Charlottesville in Manhattan last night. In New York. In my fucking town. DEMAND ANSWERS.
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