Warner Todd Huston, Constitution, July 12, 2018
The media went wild over the last few days about the story of a 91-year-old Hispanic man who was brutally beaten in Los Angeles by a “woman” who was yelling that he should “go back” to his country.
The media played the story without bothering to tell race of the “woman” and many liberals went crazy to attack “Trump’s America” because “white women” are now trying to kill Hispanics. Only there was one problem with the left’s narrative: the “woman” ended up being black.
Still, without knowing the race of this vile thug who attacked the aging man, liberals were up in arms about the evils of Americans when reports emerged that an elderly Hispanic man was beaten with a brick and told to “go back to your country.”
But, most of the original stories published about the incident either completely neglected to mention this thug’s race, or only mentioned it once and didn’t play up the attacker’s race.
The Washington Post, for instance, did its best to hide the fact that the attacker was a black woman. Indeed, the world “black” is only used once in the whole July 9 story as seen on the paper’s website.
While the attacker is identified in the story one time as black, everywhere else in the story, the attacker is only called a “woman.” The headline does not mention the attacker’s race nor does the first paragraph. It isn’t until the fifth paragraph that “the woman” is identified as black.
Many other media outlets also either buried the attacker’s race or didn’t mention it at all. KABC in Los Angeles, for instance, never once reported the attacker’s race. Similarly, CNN reported that the suspect in the beating was just “a woman.” And NBC did the same, just calling the attacker “a woman” with no mention of her race. These few outlets weren’t alone, almost no report mentioned the attacker’s race.
Indeed, Daily Caller made that point when it noted that the Post’s story of a black woman beating up a Hispanic man spends no time on the attacker’s race, yet the same Washington Post went out of its way to note that a “white man” called police on a woman at a pool.
One of the worst leftists who immediately began blaming all those “racist whites” and Trump was liberal white activist Amy Siskind who stampeded to Twitter to go on the attack as soon as she read the story.
Siskind immediately blamed a”white mother” for the attack and said she did it at the goading of President Donald Trump.
So, once again, without knowing the facts, the left immediately uses a crime or tragedy as a political weapon to attack Republicans, conservatives, whites, and President Donald Trump.