Conservative journalist Andy Ngo, known for his extensive coverage of the activities of the radical leftist group antifa, announced Saturday, Jan. 24, that he had to flee his hometown of Portland due to repeated death threats against him.
Two weeks ago, after announcing the publication of his book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s radical plan to destroy democracy,” the bookstore that agreed to display his book was the target of harassment by some antifa members who forced the owners to remove the book from their shelves.
According to Ngo “The book is an exposé on antifa’s ideology, history, and most crucially how are they organized how they get funding”, so it is not difficult to think why the group is obstinate in preventing the book from being sold to the public.
In an interview with Sky News Australia on Saturday, Ngo revealed that his life has become a nightmare in his own hometown.
“For a number of months now there’s just been increasing threats of violence against me, promises by antifa extremists to kill me,” Ngo explained as images with “kill Andy Ngo” messages painted on the walls flashed on the screen.
And even though “all those threats were reported to authorities, and even when I provided names of some of the suspects, nothing was done,” lamented the journalist, who now resides in London.
“So, it pained me a lot to temporarily having to leave the country and home that settled my parents, who came there as political refugees,” he added.
During the interview, Ngo criticized people on the left who quickly came out to condemn what happened in Congress on Jan. 6 but said nothing when antifa caused vandalism and violence in their city.
“So, for all the politicians on the left that have been condemning what happened on the 6th of Jan. in the Capitol Hill, which should be condemned, they were at best silent last summer when my city was literally under siege,” Ngo said.
In fact, Jan. 27, is the second time that new White House press secretary Jen Psaki has refused to condemn antifa’s violence.
According to The Post Millennial, a reporter asked the press secretary, “The riots in Portland, and the violence in Portland recently, there was some discussion earlier about the January 6 rioters being reviewed by the DNI [Director of National Intelligence] as domestic, violent extremists. Are the rioters in Portland also being viewed through the same lens or is that something different as the White House sees it??”
To which Jen Psaki responded, “I think you and I talked about this yesterday and conveyed that all violence happening around the country will be reviewed as a part of the tasking that was done by that national security team, but I don’t have anything to preview on it.”
In previous instances and in different circumstances, Democratic leaders and their allies in the mainstream media repeatedly refused to condemn antifa and Black Lives Matter violence, describing the riots as “peaceful protests” and even calling antifa “a myth.”
Meanwhile the Black Lives Matter looting was described as part of “social justice.”
Inevitably the attitudes and words of these government officials expose their political bias and their lack of a genuine sense of justice.