A black guy vandalized a NYC synagogue; CBS tried to make it about Trump
Category: News & PoliticsVia: texan1211 • 2 weeks ago • 5 comments
By: Eddie Scarry (MSN)
My absolute favorite moment of the Trump years is when he said during a speech in 2018, "What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."
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Very dumb liberals like Jeff Greenfield compared it to something from George Orwell's 1984 when it was actually the truest and most insightful thing Trump had ever said.
What the news media say is happening is routinely and literally not what's really happening.
CBS on Monday reported that 29-year-old Jordan Burnette had been arrested in New York and charged with multiple crimes including the vandalism of several synagogues. Burnette is black. That's not really surprising because this is the kind of thing that's been happening in New York for decades. It's how Al Sharpton launched his storied career as a race-baiting anti-Semite. That's right -- before he made his money shaking down random white people, Sharpton he spent his time harassing Jews and inciting riots against their businesses.
And yet, the author of the CBS report dutifully added the required context that any and all hate crimes, real or fake (most are fake) are a product of Donald Trump: "Some Jewish leaders said the growth of antisemitic crimes intensified under former President Trump's administration."
The online article also cited the ridiculous "report" by the Anti-Defamation League alleging that 2020 "marked the third-highest year for incidents against American Jews..." (The ADL considers the phrase "America First" to be "white propaganda," if that tells you anything about the reliability of those numbers.)
In any event, there is nothing to indicate Burnette's alleged crimes had anything to do with Trump or politics at all. But the narrative, hammered day in and day out, that Trump is the root of all racism. Our tireless media is here to tell us all about it, without any critical thinking involved, just as it is here to pretend that the anti-Asian hate crimes of recent months are being committed by white supremacists.
They know it's a lie, and they keep telling it, over and over.