(Disclaimer: Any and all resemblance to any persons/douche bags, living or dead in the following post is purely intentional.)
Imagine a man – let’s just for now call him Dom Lemmon – sees another man set a building on fire with people inside it. But instead of sounding the alarm, Dom Lemmon picks up and throws a nearby can of gasoline on the growing blaze, and then calls the local Fire Department to report that there’s a fire, on the other side of town. Then, he proceeds to record ensuing events on his phone for YouTube and Instagram.
Even though Dom Lemmon didn't start it, he is just as much an arsonist, and possibly even more responsible for the lives lost, the injuries sustained and the property damaged in the fire as the man who did. The media is Dom Lemmon.
To be more exact, when it comes to anything having to do with race in America, the media plays the role of Dom Lemmon the Arsonist. They may not start the fire, but they make sure they throw in more fuel and sabotage any effort to extinguish it for as long as possible.
Ask yourself; has there ever been any situation with any possible racial cast to it, in the last 20 years, in which mainstream journalism has actually urged calm and carried out a dispassionate examination of the facts before leveling the most incendiary charges? Has there ever been an interracial altercation in which the media did not deliberately seek to exacerbate racial and ethnic tensions and pit Americans against each other? The answer is no.
From the editing of George Zimmerman’s call with the police in the feral Trayvon case to the false “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative in Ferguson, Missouri, to treating as legitimate Tank Abrams’ claims of losing her election to “disenfranchisement”, the media takes every opportunity to drive a wedge between the races.
I used to wince whenever I heard DJT call the media the “enemy of the people.” Now, I believe he undersold the situation.
By refusing to call out and denounce the rioting and destruction on screen, and instead offering defenses for them and attacking people trying to restore order as was done on with great zeal at CNN, the media added fuel to the fire. Not only did the most venerable names in journalism; ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, the Washington Post, the New York Times, etc. throw gasoline on the fire, they slashed the fire engine’s tires and cut the hoses.
In a former world where the media was actually motivated by a good faith desire to shed more light than heat, Americans would hear that there were just 9 unarmed black victims of fatal police shootings in 2019 versus 19 white unarmed victims in a country where 900 thousand law enforcement officers registered 375 million on-the-job interactions with civilians. This is not accounting for the fact that at least 5 of the unarmed men were attacking officers when they were shot.
The killing of George Floyd and the aftermath has revealed a particularly ugly truth about the media. After stoking the flames, scenes of widespread looting, vandalism and assaults were described as “mostly peaceful” even as thousands lost hard-won livelihoods and more than a dozen people have lost their lives.
MSNBC's media whore Ali Velshi standing in front of burning building insisting that he was witnessing a “peaceful protest” is the most apt example of the media’s role as America’s Chief Racial Arsonists.
[Martin Knight Diaries]
[DMF Institute for the Study of Mental Defective Progressives]
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