But that is happening on the alt-right as well and among a lot of Trump supporters. Many Trump supporters stood with Trump because they saw a progressive movement trying to impose their secular worldview on everyone else. They see the left and many reporters lumping them in with the white supremacists as one group. That drives them even closer to Trump and makes them view their opponents more as enemies.

Because so many on the left are unwilling to call their own to account and, instead, vest virtue in their violence, there will be fewer conservatives willing to call their own to account. There will therefore be more of this sort of thing and even less moral clarity. Violence will begat violence and as the media refuses to be fair in its coverage, reporters will have a harder and harder time finding conservative voices who care enough to speak up. And after all, why should they? They’ll only be labeled bigots by the left for something else.