Anti-Semitism is real. The liberal attempt to blame it on Trump was a partisan smear.
Those who were terrorized by the bomb threats against Jewish community centers around North America breathed a sigh of relief when the alleged perpetrator was arrested on Thursday. The fact that the person behind the more than 100 threats turned out to be an Israeli Jew was the sort of thing that left many Jews feeling a bit ashamed that a co-religionist could have carried out this vile deed even if, as has been reported, he may have a brain disorder and be mentally disturbed. But the reaction from some of the liberal groups that had used these incidents to blame President Donald Trump for what they claimed was a surge of anti-Semitism had to involve more than a few blushes.
The Diversity Leadership Council at Gustavus Adolphus College admits that it — with the help of other social-justice groups — planted fake racist flyers on campus “to educate” people about racism.
On Monday, the Diversity Leadership Council published a Facebook post explaining that it had posted the fake flyers to “promote, preserve, and protect on-campus diversity” and “to help educate our peers and campus community about issues of bias, and the importance of being an active bystander.” “We want to help put an end to bias-related incidents that happen on our campus, social media, and in our communities by forcing individuals to have dialogues about forms of hate and bias,” the post stated. More.
Reality check: What they really wanted was some kind of incident demonstrating agreement with the posters that would be their cash cow for years.
Overall, I didn’t like Timf’s NR article because it is full of prissy outrage when what we need now is a blunt confrontation with facts. For example, she writes:
These groups’ little stunt wasn’t merely stupid; it also has the potential to create long-term harm. For one, it likely has hurt the school’s reputation. There are almost certainly people who heard only the news about the flyers, and not that the flyers turned out to be a hoax. What’s more, it may actually hinder these groups’ aim of achieving racial justice on campus.
I can’t believe I read this. Is Timf an unusually dense intern? The fake outrage machine does not need the information to be correct because the information will be acted on whether it is correct or not. Producing the needed cash. That’s precisely what demonstrates the power of the machine.
Well we can’t waste time trying to educate her. As when assessing other varieties of contaminated information, assume all such reports are false. React to nothing. Fund nothing. Believe no one. Careful sifting will reveal what is true.
Is National Review going downhill?
See also: Mark Steyn on the legacy media fact-checking farce You know, four Pinocchios, and all that?
Hate crime is a booming business today: both Leftists and their Muslim allies are making as much of use of hate crimes as they possibly can in order to discredit foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression as racist, redneck, violent yahoos who deserve no place in the public square. There’s just one problem: actual hate crimes against Leftists and Muslims are so thin on the ground that they have to be invented in order to keep this failing narrative alive. And so here we go again.
A 21-year-old Michigan woman pleaded guilty Monday to fabricating a “hate crime” in which an unknown white male approached her and slashed her face with a safety-pin, local news outlets are reporting.
University of Michigan student Halley Bass admitted she scratched her own face with a pin after becoming frightened by a classroom discussion in her women’s literature class.
“I had been in a discussion in my women’s lit weirdly and there were a few people in my class that sort of said some things that scared me,” Bass said. She claims she was “suffering from depression at the time.”
Bass originally “claimed her attack was part of the surge in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump a week earlier,” MLive.com reports. She told police after the fake attack that she believed she was targeted because of a safety-pin she was wearing.
This is a story of love, hate, interracial romance, journalistic malpractice, and anti-Semitic bomb hoaxes.
It involves a young black man named Juan, whose mother named him that because Juan was enough—just kidding! Juan is an extremely black man, the color of a coffee bean, the color of dirty motor oil, the color of the dark Arabian night, the color of hell with all the fires put out. He has not ever been, nor will he ever be, mistaken for a member of The Beach Boys.
Hate crime is a booming business in America today: both Leftists and their Muslim allies are making as much of use of hate crimes as they possibly can in order to discredit President Trump and his supporters, as well as foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression, as racist, redneck, violent yahoos who deserve no place in the public square. There’s just one problem: actual hate crimes against Leftists and Muslims are so thin on the ground that they have to be invented in order to keep this failing narrative alive. And this past week brought a veritable bumper crop of faked hate.
We have so many people faking hate crimes that if you assume every one of them is a scam, you’d be right more often than you’re wrong. When you combine the liberal desire to get attention for being a victim with the possibility of making serious money on GoFundMe, it creates an enormous incentive to fake it. Add to that the possibility that what you do will be blamed on people you detest for not agreeing with you and there are liberals who are willing to lie.
The Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office will not file charges against a University of Michigan student suspected by the Ann Arbor Police Department of a hate-crime hoax, an official with the office confirmed Monday to The College Fix.
In November, a female University of Michigan student told police days after the election that a white man demanded she remove her hijab or he would set her on fire with a lighter, an allegation later deemed false by police.
Britain is in the grip of an epidemic, apparently. An epidemic of hate. New figures, compiled by the Press Association, suggest that hate crimes soared to ‘record levels’ in the three months following the EU referendum. Only four police forces around the country recorded a decrease in hate crimes; the others saw a spike. And in the case of three forces – the Metropolitan, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire – the spike was significant: these forces recorded more than 1,000 hate crimes each post-referendum.
This is being held up as evidence that prejudices and madness were unleashed by Brexit. In truth, the hate-crime spike looks more like a classic crime panic, a constructed ‘crisis’.
A Facebook page used to highlight claimed racist attacks in Austria which claimed a 14-year-old Muslim girl had been attacked and thrown onto a railway track has been called out after police said the story is fiction.
In a country of more than 320 million people, everything must happen once. So it’s somewhat surprising that not one of the alleged post-election hate crimes committed by Trump supporters has turned out to be true.
They are false in one of two ways: Either they aren’t “hate” or they aren’t true. This week, we’ll provide tips for selling a hate crime that didn’t happen.