In Hong Kong, there’s poison in the air and it isn’t just toxic tear gas. Too many people are making excuses for inexcusable violence. It’s one thing to hear protesters claim it’s all the fault of the police, but even journalists and foreign commentators are joining the protesters-can-do-no-wrong bandwagon.

“We in the West have no right to condemn the violence of protesters facing tyranny,” writes Richard Lloyd Parry, talking about Hong Kong in British daily The Times.

On November 28, in the…



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