It would seem that Andy Ngo has the proper credentials for the mainstream media to support him.
He’s a journalist and the gay son of Vietnamese immigrants.
Unfortunately, he’s also conservative. That means that the mainstream press either ignored him or made jokes about him when he was seriously injured by Antifa thugs in Portland, Oregon.
Ngo writes and photographs for Quillette, a conservative publication that called out both Antifa and the media mavens who fail to criticize the group for its violent tactics.
“Like schoolboy characters out of Lord of the Flies, these cosplay revolutionaries stomp around, imagining themselves to be heroes stalking the great beast of fascism. But when the beast proves elusive, they gladly settle for beating up journalists, harassing the elderly, or engaging in random physical destruction,” the publication wrote about Antifa.
Author Anna Slatz lambasted mainstream journalists and public personalities who made light of the attack on Ngo. See https://www.thepostmillennial.com/progressivist-blue-check-journalists-celebrate-the-assault-of-andy-ngo/
One described Ngo as an “amplifier” of anti-Islamist speech and a follower of white supremacist organizations. Others said it didn’t matter because he’s not really a journalist.
What’s even more interesting is how some journalists who cover Antifa may be more “amplifiers” of pro-Antifa propaganda and wouldn’t be considered journalists under the traditional definition of the term.
In an analysis of the regular chroniclers of Antifa operations, a researcher found some prominent journalists work too closely with the leaders of the organization. See https://quillette.com/2019/05/29/its-not-your-imagination-the-journalists-writing-about-antifa-are-often-their-cheerleaders/
One example is Jason Wilson, a Portland-based writer for The Guardian. As the research noted: “One of his recent articles focused on a U.S. regional intelligence report whose authors concluded that Antifa and the far right share responsibility for street violence….One of Wilson’s main ‘experts’ in the piece, it turned out, was none other than Antifa handbook author Mark Bray, who, predictably, denounced the report’s contents as ‘ludicrous.’ In fact, Bray makes regular appearances in Wilson’s articles. So does fellow Portland resident and eco-extremist Alexander Reid Ross, who regularly writes for Antifa publications.”
Whatever the case, Antifa is the bad guy here—not Andy Ngo. Keep that in mind the next time you hear some journalist complain about being “attacked” verbally by a Trump supporter.