Over 5 years since the election of Donald Trump and the rise of the powerful white supremacist movement he empowered, the mainstream media still struggles to fact-check fascists.
It always interests me which organizations get the benefit of the doubt from the mainstream media.
I (and many others) have written about how the mainstream media tends to take the words of police at face value. Reporters often use whatever language makes police seem blameless after violent interactions.
Just like cops, right-wing fascists frequently get platformed by reporters who fail to ask vital questions.
Which brings us to an article by Asher Price, an Austin reporter for Axios.