As the mainstream media continues to parse each and everyone of President Donald Trump’s words on the Charlottesville incident, there’s has been a startling lack of reporting on the rest of the story.
Lo and behold, there are more details to the story that just might help folks form their own opinions without having them constantly jammed down their throats.
Breitbart is among the outlets picking up the slack, and they’ve passed along the scoop on an incredibly interesting tidbit that’s being missed.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports that Jason Kessler, the organizer of last Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is rumored to be a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama.
The left-wing SPLC is often partisan and overzealous in targeting hate groups, lumping legitimate conservative organizations together with actual extremists. Therefore its identification of Kessler’s left-wing roots is significant.
That’s pretty significant. You would think that the press would want to get to the bottom of why a former Obama supporter was leading the charge for a white nationalist rally, right?
There’s apparently no interest in presenting that part of the story.
The SPLC notes:
Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.
At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association.
Alright. So we have an activist that we can assume is a couple of fig newtons short of a full box, and that activist is switching sides.
Why? Shouldn’t there be some kind of interest in figuring that out?
To play the speculation game, perhaps the man is just a career activist that bounces around to whatever cause tickles his fancy when he rolls out of bed.
We don’t know, but we imagine we’re not the only ones who would like a break from the anti-Trump marathon to find out.