News articles and opinion pieces defending or promoting the #BlackLivesMatter movement have popped up across nearly the entire mainstream media in the hours before slain Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth’s funeral.
From the towers of the New York Times to the pig pens of the Huffington Post, left-of-center journalists have acted in unison to defend their romanticized–and often misrepresented and whitewashed–movement of socialists and anarchists who insist the only non-racist way to proceed with the American experiment is through radical economic change and offing cops (though media largely only report the group’s focus on stopping alleged police brutality.)
Deputy Goforth was ruthlessly executed while wearing his uniform and pumping gas into his vehicle. The assassin shot the deputy from behind and then unloaded a 15-round magazine into his lifeless body in a textbook case of a murder inspired by deep hatred. The tragedy occurred in the midst of mainstream media pumping up the #BlackLivesMatter movement, even though the group has widely called for the murder of law enforcement officers and the defense of unrepentant convicted cop-killers, such as “Assata Shakur” and “Mumia Abu-Jamal.”
One only has to Google the news on #BlackLivesMatter for the day to see how widespread and intentional medias’ effort to provide air cover for the movement are. The New York Times published “The Truth of Black Lives Matter,” identifying the mob as a resurgence of the civil rights movement. The Huffington Post insisted that anyone thinking the #BlackLivesMatter rhetoric on killing cops actually influenced people to do so were “ridiculous” with “5Things to Tell Anyone Who Blames Black Lives Matter for Violence Against Cops.” The list of outlets participating in providing air cover for the radical movement ahead of Deputy Goforth’s funeral include NBC News, Mother Jones, The Root, Vox.com, MSNBC, and the Washington Post. The list could continue, but you likely get the point. The Guardian went as low as insisting that the “attack” on #BlackLivesmatter was all a “Republican” political “game.”
Some of the left-of-center news outlets participating in the movement’s defense went as far as attacking Breitbart News and Fox News for creating a “fake war on police” narrative. The Daily Dot insisted that the lower numbers of slain officers somehow proved that the movement was not really wanting or creating a war on cops, overlooking the fact that higher incarceration rates of violent offenders and longer prison sentences might bear more responsibility for the lower national numbers. The outlet also had a fatal flaw in the logic behind their thesis: though the deaths of law enforcement officers who die while interjecting themselves into active crimes may be lower, officers are now being executed for revenge while simply sitting in a police cruiser or pumping gas, not only when engaging criminals.
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