Forums - Politics Discussion - Right-Wing Star Andy Ngo Exits Quillette After Damning Video Surfaces

https://www.thedailybeast.com/andy-ngo-who-became-a-right-wing-star-leaves-quillette-after-incriminating-video-appears

The conservative op-ed website Quillette announced Monday night that controversial right-wing writer Andy Ngo is leaving his job as an editor at the site, an announcement that comes on the same day that a Portland newspaper published a story revealing that Ngo witnessed a far-right group planning violence but never reported it. 

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The Portland article is fairly long, but also a good read. It is about an anonymous(for now) person who infiltrated one of the more aggressive Right-wring groups that have been causing trouble in Oregon.

Long story short "Ben" acted as a spy. He recorded many things, and warned people about on going activities.

Including conversations between the "Patriot Prayer" and Andy Ngo.

For example: "Ben says Ngo doesn’t film Patriot Prayer protesters discussing strategies or motives. He only turns his camera on when members of antifa enter the scene. “There’s an understanding,” he says, “that Patriot Prayer protects him and he protects them.” "

After this article came out Andy Ngo changed his "twitter profile" while at the same time the website Quillette dropped him from website.

"Quillette editor-in-chief Claire Lehmann insisted in emails to The Daily Beast that Ngo’s exit had nothing to do with the Portland Mercury story or the undercover footage that began to circulate on Twitter last week, saying instead that Ngo left the site weeks earlier but that the move was only made public on Monday. "

Although they offered no reason for the amazing coincidence that it just happened to be announced the same day a damning article came out.

-- I remembered Ngo being discussed in some political thread. And instead of dragging it up I decided to paste it here.  People claiming he is a journalist, instead he was a right-wing coward looking only to stir shit up.



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Yeah. Any lefty who knew about Ngo knew he wasn’t a real journalist, though I’m sure this won’t effect the right wing’s view of him. I’m a little surprised Quillette fired him, guess this went a little too far for them. XD



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That's the guy who purposefully got himself beat up, right? We already knew long ago that he is a supporter of far right groups, so why is this news? He should be in jail for his right wing propaganda and hate speech but fat chance in that country.



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Wtf? So his crime is he DIDN'T report on something..? Am I missing something here? Am I the crazy one??

I don't know anything about this "Patriot's Prayer" but I DO know that it's not fucking ok for a journalist to get beat up because his politics are different than yours. And yes - Quilette verified that Andy IS (or at least WAS), in fact, an editor for the publication and that they're of a CENTER LEFT persuasion. Not that that should matter.. It's just that the modern left has gone so far off the deep end that center-left = far right to them now (because relatively speaking on the political compass, it's technically true from where they stand!)

Jesus christ, the mental gymnastics some people go through to convince themselves this shit flies..

I love the excuse of "he had it coming" or "GOT HIMSELF beat up," rather than placing blame on the people who ACTUALLY beat this man up, as if they're little children or somehow can't control their own psychotic tantrums. Doesn't sound unlike the excuses a rapist uses! "ehhh she had it comin'!"

Though I guess I shouldn't be surprised, given the utter lack of accountability/responsibility anymore, especially in the US.. Everything I do that's bad "isn't my fault! It's this guy's fault!"

I swear, we've completely devolved into savages and spoiled children. It's frightening...



 

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Wtf? So his crime is he DIDN'T report on something..? Am I missing something here? Am I the crazy one??

Just so I have this straight, you're saying that you don't have a problem with a journalist hearing plans for violence and not reporting on them?  That's absolutely fine with you?



DarthMetalliCube said:

Wtf? So his crime is he DIDN'T report on something..? Am I missing something here? Am I the crazy one??

I don't know anything about this "Patriot's Prayer" but I DO know that it's not fucking ok for a journalist to get beat up because his politics are different than yours. And yes - Quilette verified that Andy IS (or at least WAS), in fact, an editor for the publication and that they're of a CENTER LEFT persuasion. Not that that should matter.. It's just that the modern left has gone so far off the deep end that center-left = far right to them now (because relatively speaking on the political compass, it's technically true from where they stand!)

Jesus christ, the mental gymnastics some people go through to convince themselves this shit flies..

I love the excuse of "he had it coming" or "GOT HIMSELF beat up," rather than placing blame on the people who ACTUALLY beat this man up, as if they're little children or somehow can't control their own psychotic tantrums. Doesn't sound unlike the excuses a rapist uses! "ehhh she had it comin'!"

Though I guess I shouldn't be surprised, given the utter lack of accountability/responsibility anymore, especially in the US.. Everything I do that's bad "isn't my fault! It's this guy's fault!"

I swear, we've completely devolved into savages and spoiled children. It's frightening...

 

I generally prefer not to get in the middle of conflicts concerning mutual political violence that decent human beings shouldn't be engaging in or legitimizing in the first place, but I will say this: while so-called hate speech is itself broadly legal in this country (hence why I'm allowed to speak ), you do have to report crimes when you know about them. That is, in fact, a common sense legal obligation of Americans.

There is a fine line between exercising one's freedom of speech (which is something I unfashionably very much believe in) and knowingly aiding the commission of physical violence toward political aims, much as there is a fine line between criticizing someone and threatening them. Your rights end where those of others begin. I don't believe that there is a natural right to positive vibes and approval like many leftists do today, but I do believe people have the right to be safe from actual attack or direct threats thereof.



No surprises here now I wonder if other right wing journalist are doing similar things.



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