Why are Andrew Bolt’s Antifa Attackers still Unpunished?

Why are Andrew Bolt’s Antifa Attackers still Unpunished? By Lucas Rosas.

It is now two and a half years since Australia’s most prominent conservative journalist Andrew Bolt was attacked in the street by masked Antifa thugs. Despite the entire incident being captured by two separate cameras the assailants who squirted chemicals in the elderly columnist’s eyes (before coming off second best in the ensuring brawl) remain unidentified. …

This lack of identification is despite the fact that the cameraman who (despite his denials) clearly came along with the attackers was identified shortly afterwards as Nathan Coote. Mr Coote told the Age newspaper that he had nothing to do with the “protesters” and had just magically happened to be there at the time. This is despite Mr Coote’s Instagram showing him photographing black masked anarchists and attending numerous rallies organised by the extreme left.  …

I don’t think any reasonable person can believe Coote’s protestations of innocence. I believe that Nathan Coote went along with some friends to film what they all assumed would be the public humiliation of a man for the crime of disagreeing with them politically. Yet there has been no follow up. No witch hunt. No prosecution. No arrest. It’s unclear if Mr Coote was even interviewed by police despite telling his extremely dodgy story to a major newspaper.

And of course, to state the bleeding obvious:

If noted left wing journalist David Marr had been attacked in the street by masked thugs two years ago and the police had not even made the slightest attempt to find his attackers I’m pretty certain the uproar, outrage and gnashing of teeth from the establishment would be deafening. …

Those same journalists would probably have laughed after Bolt was attacked. After all he’s not one of them. He’s not one of the special people with the correct opinions. Those outside the cathedral of the left don’t really seem human to those inside; and far left violence against almost anyone in Victoria rarely if ever gets punished. …

Contrast:

A few months after the Bolt assault in October 2015 right wing activist Blair Cottrell was a part of a peaceful political protest involving a mock beheading as part of an ongoing campaign against the proposed Bendigo mosque. The state of Victoria has spent millions of dollars prosecuting the case and during the appeals process this week assigned over half a dozen lawyers to defend the conviction. Millions of dollars of effort to defend a $2000 fine. …

It’s not a matter of resources. It’s a matter of politics.

Political thuggery by the left while the deep state looks the other way.