The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations took to Twitter to defend the lying mainstream media after they ran with the Jussie Smollett hoax.
“Thoughts on Jussie Smollett case: He must be held accountable in the strictest way. He must repay resources used to investigate and serve time for the division he caused. The media should be the most outraged. He played all of them for fools. He knew they would cover it,” Nikki Haley Tweeted Tuesday.
Smollett did not “play them for fools.” The media are fools. The onus for running with unconfirmed allegations and publishing his bogus story is on them. The story made little sense from the beginning, but our non-critical news media were desperate to attack Trump supporters.
Two white supremacists targeted and attacked Smollett at 2 a.m. in Chicago yelling “This is MAGA country?” One must be completely out of touch with reality (or have a political agenda) to not question that claim.
And should the media be the most outraged? Or should it be the decent, ordinary Trump-supporting Americans who were once again falsely accused of bigotry?
The first cycle of news after the Smollett hoax blamed “homophobic, racist, Trump supporters” for the “attack” based on nothing more that what Smollett told police. That is not journalism. That is parroting the message of an obviously-deranged celebrity.
Haley can let the media off the hook for their role in this, but they will still hate her – and every other Republican – by virtue of the political party she supports. This is the simple fact that Conservative Inc., including Haley, fails to understand. Corporate conservatives always think they are one compromise away from media redemption.
That will never be the case.
The media is just as culpable in the Smollett case as Smollett himself.
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Reuters Calls Louisville Riots Where Cops Were Shot by Black Lives Matter Terrorists ‘Mostly Peaceful’
After cops were shot in Louisville during widespread Black Lives Matter rioting on Wednesday night, Reuters had the audacity to claim that the demonstrations were “mostly peaceful.”
Demonstrations in Louisville wore on past nightfall in defiance of a 9 p.m. curfew and remained mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protesters and heavily armed police https://t.co/lvEd2XalpJ pic.twitter.com/L8GrPNrwCg
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2020
In the Reuters article linked in the tweet, the shooting of the police officers was buried in the article. Instead, editors focused on the race of the cops who returned fire to Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend after he shot at them while they were carrying out a lawful warrant at his home.
“Two white policemen who fired into the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, will not be prosecuted for her death because their use of force was justified, and a third was charged with endangering her neighbors, Kentucky’s attorney general said on Wednesday,” they wrote.
Reuters buried the lead, opting to demonize the “heavily armed police” who sent the “crowd scurrying for cover,” even though it was the Black Lives Matter/ANTIFA terrorists who shot the law enforcement officers.
Big League Politics reported on the decision by Kentucky officials to charge one of the three officers involved in the shooting death of Taylor:
On September 23, 2020, Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell announced that fired detective Brett Hankinson will be indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for his actions on the night of Breonna Taylor’s death.
Hankison had previously admitted to shooting blindly. Some of those shots were fired into neighboring apartments not into Breonna Taylor’s where her boyfriend had opened fire onto police.
Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, the other two officers involved in a serving a search warrant on the night that Taylor was killed, did not receive any charges.
The city of Louisville was placed under a state of emergency on September 22, when city officials shutdown a significant portion of the city perimeter to traffic. The majority of administrative building and other businesses were boarded up prior to the decision. Louisville has been rocked by riots related to Taylor’s death in March. These riots have been occurring for over 100 days and have resulted in a number of deaths and heated confrontations with law enforcement.
Starting on the night of September 23, there will be a 72-hour curfew in Louisville. The curfew will not apply to people partaking in essential travel, which includes work-related purposes or medical attention. Kentucky National Guard members will be deployed to the city for the purpose of maintaining public order…
Conservatives and nationalists should make it a point to promote healthy debate, while establishing a baseline of public security, to ensure that the country does not spiral further out of control in such times of instability.
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