The Other McCain Calls Out WaPo on Their Attitude RE: Dead Christians

I was surprised they reported on it all, since WaPo has proven they are not interested in dead Christians. Is Your Far-Right Anger Stoked Yet?. I guess they feel the need to justify the story to their progressive base. Or something.

According to the Washington Post, you are a far-right extremist if you think blowing up a church on Easter Sunday is . . . I don’t know, wrong or something.

About what I expect for WaPo.


Jewish Groups Confront Post-Pittsburgh Reality

The world is a dangerous place, but planning what to do in advance can certainly help Jewish groups prepare for the next Pittsburgh.

Six months after the massacre of 11 Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue complex in Pittsburgh, several dozen officials met in a conference room overlooking the National Mall here and reviewed the lessons of that awful day as a means of dealing with future attacks.

Some of the lessons are certainly applicable to other groups.

“Welcome to the Poverty Palace”

The New Yorker is NOT a part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, the last time I checked. (My version of the VRWC handbook is a bit out-of-date!) The Reckoning of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

It’s the New Yorker, so a long-ish read, but not bad. Some great quotes, including the one that forms the title to this post. Just go read it.

Another Manufactured Hate Crime?

Because being a victim is the way to get ahead in the 21st Century. Did this popular LGBTQ activist burn down his own house in a fake hate crime?.

Nikki Joly, a transgender activist, lost their house and five pets in a fire at their home in 2017. Now police have charged Joly with arson, stunning supporters.

Could be insurance involved – though he didn’t own the house. Could be a fake hate-crime to up his standing in the local community.

List of Fake Hate-crimes Since 2016 Election

Actually I think it is more about claiming the status of “Victim.” Here Are 21 Fake Hate Crime Hoaxes Promoted by the Left Since Trump’s Election. And I have no way of knowing if any have been overlooked in the formation of this list.

Smollett and “The Fake Attack in Minus 10 Degrees” is only the most recent. They started in November 2016, shortly after the election.

In addition to the 21 fake hate crimes, there was the antisemitic attacks in New York City perpetrated by a black Democratic activist, and the burning of a black church, by a black church-member. (They are listed as “Bonus” entries in the list.) The first incident was a couple of real hate crimes. I’m not sure how to characterize the arson.

Hat tip to The Tactical Hermit and Eatgrueldog.

Smollett Arrested

This appears to be the state charges. Not sure if it include the federal charges for mail fraud. Judge scolds Jussie Smollett over allegations he staged racist, anti-gay attack: ‘Vile and despicable’.

Or as several people have pointed out… another FAKE hate-crime. If America was so awful, a) people wouldn’t be crashing the border to get in, and b) other people wouldn’t have to fake hate-crimes‡.

“First, Smollett attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial, homophobic and political language,” Johnson said. “When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago’s reputation through the mud in the process. … This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary. So he concocted a story about being attacked.”

He should lose his job, but he won’t. He should go to jail.

Oh, and a bunch of Celebrities are unwilling to condemn Smollett. Wow, nobody at this Black Women in Hollywood event wants to condemn Jussie Smollett. You think they would have been so open minded if the fake crime had been perpetrated by someone conservative?

‡ And the real hate crimes would not be ignored.

A Tale of Two Hate Crimes

The reality of media bias highlighted in the course of 24 hours. On January 29, Two Hate Crimes Occurred. The Media Only Covered The Fake One. Here’s Why.

The first hate crime was of course the Jussie Smollett attack. He is black and gay, and everyone chimed in. From Speaker Pelosi, who has since deleted at least one tweet on the subject, to the media, to Hollywood, etc. It was a hoax. (More on that later.)

That same night, a Jewish man in New York was beaten by three thugs. Nothing was stolen. The attack was caught on video.

Outside of a report in The Jerusalem Post, the story received virtually no attention.

Hate crimes against Orthodox Jews are just not interesting to Hollywood, or Capitol Hill, or the media. And it isn’t only one hate crime. NYC has seen about double the hate crimes in 2019 versus the same period in 2018, and two thirds of those have been against Jews.

But back to the original article at the first link above…

The New York Times reported in October of last year that “there have been four times as many crimes motivated by bias against Jews — 142 in all — as there have against blacks. Hate crimes against Jews have outnumbered hate crimes targeted at transgender people by a factor of 20.”

But it is hard to blame Trump for all of that, especially when a couple of the high-profile attacks on synagogues were carried out by a black Democrat. There was a hint of some coverage, and then the “black Democrat” part came to light, and the media lost all interest in anti-Semitic attacks in New York City.

But to the Left Jews are the enemy, and so antisemitism is of no interest, not even when it is on the rise.

On the subject of Jussie Smollett…. You can get some info about when his story began to disintegrate at And Just Like That, The Smollett Story Begins to Unravel, and the problems with sending terroristic threats through the mail at the posting Whoever Mailed the Threatening Letter to Smollett…