When the media can aid Obama’s re-election through the fabrication of a divisive and completely phony black vs. white racial narrative, then the media are very interested in hate crimes and American racism. But when the media are handed an actual hate crime that involves a black man accused of gunning down four white people because they are white, the media collectively shrug.
The media also claim to be interested in mass-shootings. For days and sometimes weeks, we have seen our media turn their outlets over to obsessive coverage of one mass shooting after another. So you would think a racially-motivated mass-shooting would explode in the media.
But according to our media, not all racially-motivated crimes and mass shootings are alike. In fact, if the media see no political upside, some racially-motivated mass-shootings are ignored as though they never even happened.
In Greenville, North Carolina, it is now official. According to the Grand Jury indictments, a black man named Lakim Faust entered a Walmart in June with more than a hundred rounds of ammunition, and targeted white people based on their race:
Police said Faust’s first victim on June 21 was an insurance adjustor in the parking lot of a law firm. He then crossed a five-lane highway and shot three more people in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart, investigators said.
Three of the four people wounded in the shooting suffered permanent and debilitating injuries, according to the indictments. Details of those injuries were not specified.
In a just world, a local crime such as this would not deserve national coverage. One man does not in any way say anything larger about our society as a whole. But I do not write the rules, the media does; and the media poses as an objective institution concerned with hate crimes — so concerned, in fact, that they went so far as to manufacture evidence as a way to falsely accuse the Hispanic George Zimmerman of being both white and a racist.
But an actual, official hate crime in North Carolina is completely ignored by this very same media.
The reason is obvious: the objective, unbiased, not-at-all-liberal media see no political upside in a hate crime that can’t be used to gin up the left’s version of white guilt, push gun control, or falsely portray America as a country where white people still oppress minorities and therefore need a larger government to right these wrongs.
The media ignoring this racially-motivated murder spree also has nothing to do with protecting black people.
Sadly, the media don’t care about black people. This is why Chicago is ignored. Hundreds of black people are gunned down every year in Chicago. But the national media refuse to pressure the politicians in charge of that city and state to do anything, because on paper Chicago is a Liberal Utopia. The city also enforces some of the strongest gun control laws in the country.
If the media questions what is happening in Chicago, that would be mean questioning the very foundation of liberalism. And the media simply doesn’t believe a few hundred dead black people is worth doing anything that might undermine their political agenda.
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