Elder Patriot – By now you don’t need to read a recount of the media’s gross overreaction and premature accusations of the alleged racial hatred that courses through the veins of every Trump supporter that followed in the wake of Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax.
Watch the media’s rush to convince you Trump supporters really are that deplorable, for yourself:
Take notice of what the CNN info babe says at the end of the clip; “This is America in 2019.”
The actual facts, now that they have been reported, are actually somewhat laughable. Smollett couldn’t even find two white guys to carry out his plan? That really puts the lie to the whole phony narrative, eh?
Where, oh where, have we heard this before?
Right! Less than a month earlier, the media similarly jumped at the chance to smear a group of Covington Catholic students on a field trip to Washington D.C.
As far as the narrative driven media were concerned, they checked all of the necessary boxes. They are white, male, and Catholic – the trifecta of progressive hatred.
When the facts surfaced, Tucker Carlson summed up the media’s gross overreaction and premature accusations of the alleged racial hatred that courses through the veins of those youthful Trump supporters, perfectly.
You’d think the media, dependent as it once was on its credibility, would have put in place safeguards and checklists before they permitted their anchors and commentators to run with narratives supported by only half-truths and innuendo again.
Especially narratives that have the potential to be so divisive.
You’d have thought wrong.
It should be obvious by now that the media no longer cares about the truth. It has become little more than a bullhorn for the progressive left and the push to end nationalism.
If it did, Hillary Clinton would have stood trial.
If it did, Nancy Pelosi would have faced a shitstorm of controversy for having made corrupt Marxist, Maxine Waters chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.
If it did, economic illiterate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would not be on the same committee.
If it did, the Russia collusion lie would have resulted in nothing more than a quiet investigation followed by an equally quiet dismissal after no evidence was found.
If it did, the American people would know these facts about the crisis at the border:
Over the past two years, 266,000 criminal aliens have been arrested that breaks down to 100,000 assault convictions, nearly 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings.
Three hundred Americans die every week from heroin and more than 90 percent of heroin comes from across the southern border.
Roughly 10,000 children are being smuggled into the U.S. every year to be sold for human trafficking.
The media no longer serves the American people anymore than most of our elected politicians do.
It’s called the UniParty for a reason and that’s not because it is a collective effort working on our behalf. It’s not. They have been setting policy for decades that exfiltrate our wealth and jobs, and that destroy our culture and our heritage.
Only a person with their head firmly buried in the sand can still refuse to admit that today’s mainstream media exists to direct a progressive bullhorn to influence low IQ voters.
The use of hate crimes to curry sympathy for a person, group of persons, or for a political cause is far from new.
One-hundred and fifty years ago, Democrats used violence to scare blacks from voting. Today they rely on their media allies to report these false narratives for their benefit.
Same playbook. Different play.
The staging of hate crimes has actually evolved into a cottage industry for progressives as Breitbart found out when it delved into the growing phenomenon in early 2016:
Victimhood is profitable. On the internet, it can get you thousands of dollars in crowdfunding donations. In the media, it can win you national prominence and a cooing audience of credulous sycophants. On campus, it can get you attention and plaudits from fellow grievance-mongers.
Convince enough people you’re a victim, and everyone from presidential candidates to celebrities will come rushing to support you.
Breitbart found more than 100 hate crime hoaxes in the years from 2007-2016.
And consider this: those are just the ones that were reported. How many other hate crime hoaxers are still out there, undiscovered and unpunished? It’s impossible to say, but given human empathy’s tendency to override scepticism, we suspect the number is high — and probably rising. Because the left is running out of real haters.
As British journalist Douglas Murray likes to say, the Left has a supply-and-demand problem with bigotry. There simply isn’t enough of it to go around, so reporters have to go “rape shopping” like Sabrina Erdely did for Rolling Stone, or they have to enlarge the definitions of “racism” and “homophobia” to include minuscule perceived infractions, called “microaggressions.”
Once the mainstream media completes its hit and run account, the professional race baiters rush in to divide us. This includes at least 4 Democrats who have declared their candidacy for the presidency.
“The recent racist and homophobic attack on acclaimed actor and activist @JussieSmollett is troubling. The rise in hate crimes is directly linked to President Donald J. Trump’s racist and xenophobic rhetoric.” @DerrickNAACP
— NAACP (@NAACP) January 29, 2019
NAACP Statement on Racist and Homophobic Attack on Jussie Smollett https://t.co/Hpl2E6rAXV
— NAACP (@NAACP) January 29, 2019
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I'm glad he's safe.
To those in Congress who don't feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime– I urge you to pay attention. https://t.co/EwXFxl5f2m
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 29, 2019
What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country. We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie. https://t.co/o8ilPu68CM
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 30, 2019
This is so heartbreaking. @JussieSmollett, you are not alone – we are with you. We must stand up and condemn this hate, bigotry & violence wherever it rears its ugly head. No one should live in fear because of the color of their skin or who they love.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) January 30, 2019
2/ That this happens in today's America is not surprising, but it is no less heartbreaking. This shakes us to our core.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) January 29, 2019
CNN was right, though not for the reason they cited. “This is America in 2019.”