The Biggest Lie of Our Generation: Ferguson Was All About Traffic Tickets
So now every talking head in America wants to have an extended national conversation about unpaid traffic tickets?
- All because everything thing else about St. Michael of Ferguson was a lie?
- Hands up, don’t shoot? Lie.
- Gentle giant? Lie.
- Minding his own business? Lie.
- Shot in the back? Lie.
- Did not attack the police officer? Lie.
- ‘Didn’t do nothing’ to the Asian shopkeeper? Lie.
- Relatives did not try to start a riot? Lie.
- Protests were “largely peaceful?” Lie.
- National Guard would protect the business owners from looting...
This is a very long list of of the bodyguard of lies that reporters and activists (sorry for the redundancy) hoped would protect anyone from challenging the core truth of the racial grievance industry, which is the biggest lie of this generation: Black people are relentless victims of relentless white racism. All the time. Everywhere. That explains everything.
And it is not just Ferguson. Lying about race and racial violence is now the default position for American reporters.
We saw it a few weeks ago in Chicago, where Little League parents said the only reason their team was disqualified after it won the national championship was because they were African-American.
Or that black students are punished unfairly.
Or that white police pick on black people. So do black mayors and black juries and black prosecutors and black cities.
All for No Reason What So Ever.
But none of that appeared on any of the national television shows the morning after the attorney general had to concede what a grand jury and his own investigators already figured out long ago: The whole thing was a lie.
And now the chattering class insists all along it was really all about unpaid parking tickets? Come on, man.
Thomas Lifson of American Thinker once said that media outlets that do not tell the truth are committing suicide.
How else can we explain the demise of Ronan Farrow and his ilk on MSNBC when for months on end they aided and abetted one lie after another?
My own favorite happened on Ronan’s soon-to-be-gone news show during the Ferguson fairy tale. After weeks of rioting, Ronan and an NBC correspondent were exchanging fake outrage that local police actually purchased $177,000 worth of anti-riot gear.
Why, they both asked over and over and over? After all, said the correspondent, the demonstrations were “largely peaceful.”
So that is how big this lie has become: After weeks of nonstop coverage of looting and assaulting and firebombing and attacking police, not just in Ferguson, but other cities around the country, national news shows can actually pretend it never happened?
But that is what happened.
How else can we explain the absence from the news programs of St. Lebron James, who gave his benediction to the Hands Up, Don’t Shoot fabrication?
Or what about the hundreds of black officeholders and staffers who did their Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, fantasy of racial justice on the steps of the U.S. Capitol?
And the football players who did the same?
What about the anchor of CNN news show who held up a ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ sign while her three guests held up their hands during the show signoff?
Or CNN’s Don Lemon, who “understood their anger” over whether black people should be required to pay unpaid parking tickets?
We are now back to using the Dan Rather defense: the facts were wrong but the story was right?
It is not going to work. More and more people are more and more aware of the enormous difference between black and white rates of crime. More and more aware of the ocean of difference between what the press tells us about black mob violence and black on white crime and what happened in real life.
And how so many people in the media have so much invested in ignoring, denying, condoning, excusing, and encouraging it.
And sometimes, even lying about it.
Colin Flaherty is the author of the new book, Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry: The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it. For more updates about black mob violence and black on white crime, check out his YouTube channel.