December 17, 2015

Washington Post Names "Hands Up Don't Shoot" As Biggest Lie of The Year

Also troubling is about 200 Harvard University students posed for photos on steps of Widener Library, and US Congressional aides at the Capitol in support of hands up don't shoot narrative. Worse is the gentleman who traveled to New York City and shot dead Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, NYPD officers in solidarity with Michael Brown. Who pays for inciting those murders?

Congressional staff protest deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner
By: Catalina Camia
USA Today
December 11, 2014 6:11 pm ET

* * *

Black Students Raise Hands in Solidarity with Slain Mo. Teen
August 31, 2014

* * *

[From article]
In its annual roundup of this year’s biggest lies and liars, the Washington Post forgot the largest liar of all: The writers and editors of the Washington Post.
We are of course talking about the Post’s recent decision to name the “hands up, don’t shoot’ campaign as one of its “Biggest Pinocchios of 2015.” But the collection of prevarications was curiously incomplete.
[. . .]
Except for the biggest lie of all; the lie the Post left for last. The lie that took more ink, and went unchallenged by more professional skeptics than all the other lies put together. A lie that, apparently, told itself, because this was the only Pinocchio unmatched with a specific liar.
The Post, of course, was an early and gleeful adopter of the narrative of the unarmed black person shot for no reason whatsoever by racist police in Ferguson who apparently did that kind of thing all the time.
[. . .]
The Post led the way in glorifying the hundreds of black Capitol Hill staffers who gathered for a photo op in their $1000 coats, soft leather gloves stretched into the air, proclaiming ‘hands up, don’t shoot.’
[. . .]
Many were too busy following the Post with their own fairy tales concocted for the benefit of the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ mob.
[. . .]
The Post even joined Jon Stewart in mocking some Fox News personalities who demanded that all the liars behind the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ campaign should apologize.
[. . .]
Ditka was talking about how he was disgusted that five members of the St. Louis Rams took the field in December with their hands up, as a tribute St. Michael of Ferguson.
Ditka tried to set the reporters straight.
“What do you do if someone pulls a gun on you or is robbing a store and you stop them?” asked Ditka, [. . .] “I don’t want to hear about it."

December 16, 2015
Biggest Liar of 2015: The Washington Post and Its Pinocchios
By Colin Flaherty

No comments: