Left Willing To Condemn Protecting Gay People From Lynchings If Trump Does It

In the wake of the Jussie Smollett fraud, podcaster and culture critic Ira Madison III tweeted a challenge: “If white people wanna go tit-for-tat about false crimes on this here app we can open up a history book and look every lynching that occurred in America. But y’all don’t wanna talk about that.”

Madison has a point. It makes as much sense for the nightly news to cover racial violence that actually occurred in the past as it does for them to cover racial violence that hasn’t actually occurred in the present.