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…