Top 10 Media Hate-Crime Hoaxes of 2013

John Nolte, Breitbart, December 31, 2013

The only thing the elite media hates more than America is Americans. How else to explain why the mainstream media is relentlessly willing to frame us for hate crimes we didn’t commit. Time and again and again, and with nary a shred of evidence, for decades the media have dropped all pretense of basic journalistic standards–you know, like verification–and, armed with only their own bigoted wishful thinking and preconceptions, never fail to charge full-speed ahead to breathlessly blow up one phony hate crime after another.

This year alone there were ten–ten!–bogus hate crimes (and I probably missed some) that received serious local and/or national media traction before being debunked as hoaxes.

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We’ll start with my personal favorite hoax….

1. The Framing of George Zimmerman

For nearly two years, the mainstream media did everything in its wicked power to frame the Hispanic George Zimmerman as a white racist who had shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin (Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury) in a racist rage.

Before the media knew Zimmerman was Hispanic, they labeled him white.

After the media knew Zimmerman was Hispanic, they still labeled him white.

NBC News and CNN both fabricated evidence that falsely portrayed Zimmerman as racist.

The media as a whole refused to report Zimmerman’s history of colorblindness and the fact that a Justice Department investigation found no evidence that race had anything to do with the tragic shooting.

Using a shooting that had absolutely nothing to do with race or Stand Your Ground laws or anyone white or anything to do with white privilege (whatever that is), the media made a collective and public fool of themselves pretending otherwise for a full year.

The only real racism throughout all of this was committed by a powerful media against a working class Hispanic man. HLN’s Nancy Grace might have distinguished herself, but she was just running with the pack.

2.  Oprah Winfrey and the $38,000 Purse

It was all just a little too neat.

While out in the media hyping a new feature film, “The Butler,” that focused on American race relations over the decades, billionaire media titan Oprah Winfrey just happened to have a nifty little anecdote to share about being a victim of racism herself. While out shopping recently for a purse more expensive than a new car, Winfrey claimed to have been victimized by a racist Swiss sales clerk. According to Winfrey, the clerk looked at the color of Oprah’s skin and assumed she couldn’t afford a $38,000 purse.

Although they practice racism, Winfrey refused to name the offending Swiss boutique or the clerk. This of course also made it difficult for the media to check up on her story–not that they would have.

Our mindless media, instead, were enthralled by Oprah’s tale of terror and the story dominated for days. The entire country of Switzerland ended up apologizing.

The whole thing finally collapsed when the anonymous clerk came out and  branded Oprah a liar.

In the end, Oprah was forced to put the fire out by backing off her claim with a non-apology apology.

The media were just as eager to drop it.

3. The Oberlin College Racism Hoax

Michelle Malkin:

Busted. Stone-cold busted. Just as I suspected, “progressive” pranksters at Oberlin College have been definitively unmasked as the perpetrators of phony campus “hate crimes” that scored international headlines in March. The blabbermouth academic administrators who helped fuel the hysteria are now running for cover.The Associated Press, USA Today, The New York Times, MSNBC, Yahoo News and the Huffington Post were among the media outlets that trumpeted the story of supposed racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism run amok at my alma mater. Throughout the winter, anti-black and anti-gay graffiti, swastikas, and a shadowy figure in a “KKK hood” surfaced on the tiny campus outside Cleveland, Ohio. Black Entertainment Television News decried the hate outbreaks and “KKK sighting.”

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5. The Black Student Receives Racist Text Hoax

Back in May, the world was stunned to learn that a black 16-year-old prep school student received racist texts.

Four of them!

All of that is true, except the student sent the texts to himself.

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8. The Racist Football Graffiti Hoax

In Lunenburg, Massachusetts someone spray painted “Knights don’t need n**gers” on the side of Andrea Brazier’s home. Brazier is white. Her husband Phillip is black. Her son Isaac is biracial and plays on his high school football team, the Knights.

Isaac also claimed that he had been bullied and harassed at school over the color of his skin.

Candlelight vigils were held. The town rallied behind Isaac and his family. The media wrung its hands.

Guess who spray painted her own house?

9. The Vassar College Hate-Message Hoax

The College Fix:

Former Fix assistant editor Robby Soave has published an investigative report on a series of “hate crimes” at Vassar College. Turns out, it was all an elaborate hoax, carried out by the left-wing leader of the school’s official “Bias Incident Response Team.” …

One of those students responsible for the hoaxes, Soave reports, is a self-proclaimed transgendered student who goes by the name Genesis Hernandez, who has now been forced to leave the school in disgrace.

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