Try Not to Laugh As Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Tells Fox News That Portland Does ‘Not Tolerate’ ‘Violent’ Protests

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There he was, Ted Wheeler on “Fox News” mayorsplaining that Portland does not “tolerate” ‘violence” or “vandalism” at protests.

For anyone who’s watched the Portland’s Professional Protesters™ over the years this was new intelligence. After the initial burst of incredulous laughter, one seriously had to wonder where Ted had been all these years.

Presumably, the man who’s served on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and statewide office, remembers history, even on his own watch as Portland’s top elected official. Is it possible that he could have missed May Day violence – any May Day – in Portland? Had he forgotten anarchist violence and vandalism on any given day? Did he honestly not remember attacks by Antifa in the days after election day? The violence? The vandalism? Remember the trail of violence along Hawthorne all those years ago? The threats? Screaming animal ‘rights’ protesters putting Portland taxpaying companies out of business? Photos of blown up SUV’s set afire by the eco protesters? Surrounding OSU researcher homes and threatening their lives? Broken windows at the GOP HQ? Did he not remember the unprovoked attacks on Michael Strickland and Andy Ngo? Did he honestly not see Antifa protesters and Black Lives Matter protesters blocking traffic and chasing an elderly man down the street? Has he forgotten about local jihadis and “The Family?” The Occupy IED’s? Assault on the cops?

I’ve been quite seriously covering the Portland Professional Protesters™ for nearly 20 years. Ted Wheeler apparently missed it all. Maybe his head’s been down the overflowing toilet at Occupy Portland all this time … ?

Wheeler blamed the “far right” for apparently all problems on the Portland protest scene:

We’re seeing a rise in hate speech and in intolerance, in division, in racism. And all of these things are coming to a head. … We’re seeing more people from the far right, including white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and others that are coming to Portland because they know that there will be a conflict. And that’s what they want, they want conflict … and in

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Oh, look. Here’s Antifa. That’s a lead weight in one guy’s hand a double brass knuckles on the other guy’s hands.

When interrupted by the host who asked if Antifa bore any responsibility for this violence (duh), Wheeler shrugged off Antifa’s violent past and stuck with his story that all the violence comes from out of state protesters.

Host: “Well, what about Antifa’s part in that though it’s not as if Antifa’s not looking for a fight I mean you don’t see them as equally to blame in this …?”


Wheeler: “Look it, again, when it comes to enforcement of community standards. We support peoples right to demonstrate. We support peoples’ rights. It’s about enforcing the law and that’s what we’re going to do.

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Wheeler seems to be saying that Antifa is part of Portland’s progressive culture and the ‘outsiders’ are here to cause conflict. He seems to think that anyone who takes issue with Antifa is “intolerant” or worse, white nationalist etc. This is interesting. There’s more diversity in Patriot Prayer than in Antifa.

With this white wash interview, Wheeler showed he will ignore Antifa and its violence and embrace this far Left socialist group’s attack on speech.

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9 thoughts on “Try Not to Laugh As Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Tells Fox News That Portland Does ‘Not Tolerate’ ‘Violent’ Protests

  1. SO OFFENDED FOX NEWS GAVE THIS LIAR OF A MAYOR AIR TIME. PATRIOT PRAYER IS NOT WHITE NATIONALISTS…WE COME IN ALL COLORS AND RALLY IN PEACE. THE VIOLENCE COMES FROM ANTIFA THAT THIS MAYOR PROTECTS WHEN THEY BEAT PEOPLE AND BLOCK ROADS. THIS INTERVIEW COULD CAUSE A LOT OF INNOCENT TRUMP SUPPORTERS TO GET HURT TOMORROW 8/18/2019.
    RUMOR ALSO HAS IT ANTIFA WILL TRY TO INFILTRATE THE RALLY AS WHITE SUPREMACISTS

    1. He’s trying to convey the idea that until Patriot Prayer came along there was no violence on Portland streets. All Portlanders, whether they want to admit it or not, know this isn’t true.

  2. So glad I don’t like near that cesspool. “Mayor” DO YOUR JOB AND ARREST THE THUGS. YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE. ANTIFA STARTS EVERYTHING. You, mayor wheeler, you are a disgrace to the whole state, and your gf Brown

  3. You have already set the precedence with antifia, by allowing them to protest under you approval. Against anything to the right, but the left…..

  4. If it’s the right-wing that’s from out of town, it’s odd that one of the Antifa guys arrested was from Texas

  5. I saw a reference within the last few days that referred to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys as being “Outside Agitators”.
    The author was probably rather young. The term “outside agitators” actually became rather famous in the early 1960’s as the label, applied by the conservatives, for civil rights workers who travelled to the South.

    I found one example , google searching for “proud boys” “patriot prayer” outside agitators

    [Editors note: I’ve removed the hot link because the Daily Kos is a far left website with nothing to commend it]

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/

    “Portland’s police bureau in particular has come under fire for its transparent coddling of these outside agitators, particularly its reluctance to rein in Gibson’s frequently violent cohorts. The department came in for harsh criticism when emails obtained through public-records requests showed the bureau’s liaison with Patriot Prayer being inappropriately cozy with some of its more violent actors, notably a large Samoan named Tusitala “Tiny” Toese who at one time was Gibson’s right-hand man.”

    1. The Daily Kos as a source is laughable and both sides believe the other has an ‘in’ with the cops. The cops keep tabs with both sides. That argument that the cops “transparent[ly] coddling” Proud Boys is laughable because, if they’re doing their jobs, they ‘ll keep tabs on both sides. Obviously, Ben Kerensa is an informant for the cops on the Antifa side.

      1. I certainly don’t disagree. When I saw somebody’s reference to “outside agitators”, I later forgot where it originated, so I did a Google search for “outside agitators”. It was among the first selections, as I recall.
        Sometimes, as painful as it may be, we must study the opposition to see how they are screwing up.

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