‘Why Are You Normalizing Nazis?’ NYT Reporter Lambasted For Reporting On Leftist Violence

“The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right.”

Sheryl Gay Stolberg @SherylNYT

A few wrap-it-up thoughts from Charlottesville: 1. Striking how many of the white nationalists were young people, almost entirely men. 1/3

2. The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right. I saw club-wielding “antifa” beating white nationalists being led out of the park 2/2

Sheryl Gay Stolberg @SherylNYT

2. The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right. I saw club-wielding “antifa” beating white nationalists being led out of the park 2/2

3. Among my unanswered questions: police response. Why did things get out of hand so quickly? Could violence have been prevented? 3/3

For accurately reporting what she personally witnessed, Stolberg was accused of advancing Nazism.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg

@SherylNYT

Yes, fair enough. See my TL for a correction

Sheryl Gay Stolberg @SherylNYT

2. The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right. I saw club-wielding “antifa” beating white nationalists being led out of the park 2/2

You are fucking kidding me right??? Victim blaming much? Statements like this are dangerous and clueless.

Andrew K @imscavok

Remember that officials tried to change the venue to a more manageable location due to the growing numbers and likelihood for violence

2) Don’t buy into the false equivalency like Trump and sympathizers. Only one group would commit genocide against the other if given power

Lana Del Raytheon @LanaDelRaytheon

glad to see the person covering race and social issues at the new york times believes neo-nazis and the people they kill are the same https://twitter.com/SherylNYT/status/896575560650035200 

After facing leftist backlash, Stolberg fell all over herself apologizing for her accurate reporting.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg

@SherylNYT

Rule Number One of Twitter: Never opine. Rule Number Two: See rule number one.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg @SherylNYT

Rethinking this. Should have said violent, not hate-filled. They were standing up to hate. https://twitter.com/sherylnyt/status/896575560650035200 

Hilary Goodfriend @HilaryGoodfrien

Thank you for recognizing the danger in these easy equivalencies

Everyone makes mistakes. The key is owning up to them and correcting, not covering them up.

Of course, her apology was not good enough:

Sheryl Gay Stolberg

@SherylNYT

Everyone makes mistakes. The key is owning up to them and correcting, not covering them up.

everyone makes mistakes but FYI not everyone congratulates themselves for it. Way to fan the flames with your thoughtlessness.

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