Fox News Kept Proud Boys Alive For Years

Fox News has been the lifeline for the Proud Boys, a white supremacist group, for years. John Iadarola and Parker Molloy break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/

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"During Tuesday night’s debate, President Donald Trump was asked to condemn the Proud Boys, a roving gang of violent neo-fascists founded in September 2016 by Gavin McInnes. Trump demurred, and instead told them to “stand back and stand by.” Reasonably, the group and other far-right extremists heard Trump’s comments as a nod of approval, and they giddily took to social media to acknowledge the president’s message.

But it wasn’t the first time the violent far-right group had received support from more mainstream conservative sources — McInnes and other Proud Boys have been promoted by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets for years."

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