NBC ran a story about so-called “White Lives Matter” protests that were planned for the weekend, to which basically no one showed up. In Brandy Zadrozny’s eyes, the lack of attendance meant that the white supremacists had simply been forced out of the public square and into the underground. But perhaps the lack of attendance means that there just aren’t that many white supremacists out there.
“‘White Lives Matter’ rallies flop as hardly anyone shows up,” NBC writes. “The poor turnout underscores how the country’s unpopular and disorganized extremist movements have been driven underground.”
Instead of seeing this as evidence that white supremacy is just not quite the prevalent threat to life and liberty that we’ve been told it is, Zadrozny uses the lack of white supremacists to make the case that white supremacy is as big a threat as ever.
The story goes on to describe multiple events that were nearly entirely populated by counter-protestors, Black Lives Matter activists, Antifa, and police. One “White Lives Matter” protest drew merely one protestor, a whole bunch of police, and counter-protestors who yelled at the one guy.