Race-Baiting Media Swings & Misses in Texas Tragedy
The hearts of reporters across America were fluttering as they believed they had finally discovered The Great White Defendant that they could hold up for the show trial of the century, in which they portray America as a racist country.
A tragic story unfolded in Texas, in which a 7-year-old black girl was gunned down by a “white terrorist,” according the former Senior Justice Writer for the New York Daily News.
Fueled by national media, the story became viral as the hunt for The Great White Defendant unfolded.
But by the time that you read this, the story will have evaporated. As the late Paul Harvey used to tell us on the radio every day, “And now, the rest of the story…”
The initial story indicated that young Jazmine Barnes was in the backseat of her mother’s car, along with her mom and three sisters. A red truck pulled up alongside their car and opened fire, hitting the mother – LaPorsha Washington – in the arm and killing little Jazmine.
Ms. Washington described the shooter to police: A white man in a red hooded sweatshirt (you know, possibly a MAGA sweatshirt!).
Nearby witnesses who were also black described the shooter as a white man. Police released a composite sketch of the shooter, and sure enough, he looks pretty white.
You might think that the New York Times would be concerned with news that happens in, say, New York as on example. But the Times seized on Jazmine’s tragic murder and breathlessly filed story after story on the hunt for the white male terrorist.
The paper published at least 12 stories on the murder – by a WHITE MAN – in the first 6 days after the shooting.
Shaquille O’Neal volunteered to pay for Jazmine’s funeral. NFL star DeAndre Hopkins offered to donate his playoff game paycheck to the family. Twitter activist Shaun King offered a $100,000 reward for the capture of the “white terrorist” and started posting mugshots of every white man arrested by Houston police, asking whether that was Jazmine’s killer.
Within three days of the shooting, even international media outlets were reporting on Jazmine’s death at the hands of a white man.
Keep in mind this fact: Jazmine’s own mother told police that the shooter was a white man who she had never seen before. Police approached the case as if it was a random killing.
Houston police finally arrested two suspects in the shooting. Sure enough, they were both black men: Larry Woodruffe and Eric Black.
Mr. Black has confessed to participating in the shooting and has been charged with capital murder. And far from being strangers, Eric Black was friends with LaPorsha Washington on Facebook, according to reports from Gateway Pundit.
Reports also indicate now that Ms. Washington picked up drugs from the suspects and drove off without paying them, and that the shooting was a retaliation against her.
The arrest record of Jazmine’s mother includes robbery, possession of a controlled substance and multiple counts of theft.
It appears that LaPorsha Washington knew exactly who murdered her 7-year-old daughter – and still claimed that her killer was a white man.
The mainstream media eagerly lapped it up in yet another effort to sow division among Americans and claim racial injustice where none existed.
How many times have we seen a news anchor read this script after a mass shooting:
“I’m being told that the shooting suspect is wearing a red, Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, a yellow Gadsden flag shirt that reads ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ and is the president of the local Tea Party Chapter. In addition, my sources tell me that the suspect is a white man whose name is Chip Whitington, but he goes by the nickname ‘Whitey’ for short. My anonymous sources also tell me that Whitey is a white nationalist who is upset out about illegal immigration and hunted down his victims in the name of white supremacy. Back to you, Brian!”
And then a few hours later the reports all become:
“Oh, sorry. It was Muslims. Again. Our story’s focus now shifts to how the shooting is entirely the fault of white racism.”
Jazmine Barnes’ murder was a terrible tragedy on its own. To see a young girl, lose her life at such a young age is terribly sad.
It’s too bad that the fake news media doesn’t care about her death at all now that the actual race of her killers is known.