If you work in the media, there seems to be a very big agenda to attribute anything that is bad happening to being "far-right" with very little regard to what "right" and "left" actually mean. For a human with basic understanding of political affiliation and understanding of media bias, it is pretty easy to determine whether someone is left or right, but I don't know if the general population can make that differentiation and probably don't read beyond headlines anyway.
With leftists wrecking cities and causing mayhem in leftist cities all over the country, the media avoids calling them "left" at all costs. They won't even call Antifa "leftists" for the most part, but if they have any opportunity to call something "far-right" you better believe that they do so, even if it isn't true at all.
The two gentlemen above were arrested in Minnesota for attempting to conspire with Hamas, which is designated as an actual terrorist organization by the United States. What these guys didn't know is that the "Hamas operative" they had gotten in touch with was actually a U.S. agent.
These two, according to CBS and other media outlets who jumped at the chance to label these two as "far-right," were interested in "destroying government monuments, raiding the headquarters of a White supremacist organization in North Carolina and targeting politicians and the media."
Now other than the last item (media), do any of those objectives sound like what your typical right-oriented person actually wants to do? It kinda sounds like another group of people that just so happen to be actually affiliated with "far-left" activities. It kind of sounds like Antifa now, doesn't it? This story ended up getting picked up by a number of smaller outlets but the underlying message of "far-right" appears in all of them since they basically just copied the CBS story.
To give a little credit to CBS, they do say that the affiliation with the "Boogaloo Bois" is something the two in question themselves attribute. It's not like there are meeting for the organization or anything and as far as the Boogaloo Bois themselves are concerned, they are basically a non-issue as far as political operatives are concerned.
On the flip-side of this though, CBS places completely unrelated video footage of police / rioter showdowns in the middle of the article, i would imagine in an attempt to convince the more open to suggestion population that these guys, not BLM and Antifa, are actually responsible for the destruction of these cities.
You may recall that they tried to do the same thing with "umbrella man" a few weeks ago despite having very weak "proof" of that actually being the case. The idea that riots on this level could be started by one or two people and everyone else involved is just an innocent victim of the mayhem, is a rather silly idea anyway. The notion didn't stick, and the story disappeared into the rear-view mirror.
I suppose they decided to have another go with this story.
CBS does not mention in their writeup that Benjamin Teeter actually has a Twitter account and would regularly post things that were very left oriented and describes himself as a "leftist anarchist." That wouldn't fall in line with what their real objective in the article actually is, which is to use this opportunity not to report about the arrest of these two, but to try to affiliate them with the "right" as much as possible.
Once again, the CBS article and the others that jumped on the bandwagon are not engaging in journalism, they are engaging in activism. They take a few facts (that the guys were arrested) and then spend the rest of the time spinning the story to make it something that it isn't.
It was such a stupid article that even Hamas came on the record to say that they have nothing to do with these two, or with Boogaloo Bois, and accused the US government of trying to discredit their organization. HA! Well, lets go ahead and throw this article on the ever-growing pile of