Did The Media Murder Two Police Officers?

Jared Taylor writes:

Criminal reporting and rabid politicians fuel anti-white hysteria.
Yesterday afternoon, a 28-year-old black thug named Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot two police officers to death in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. In Internet postings earlier that day, he said he was going to kill policemen to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown: “They Take 1 Of Ours . . . Let’s Take 2 of Theirs.” The two officers probably never even saw Brinsely before he shot them from behind. He then ran into a subway station, where he shot himself when he saw cops coming. One local who walked up to the crime scene later said that “a lot of people were clapping and laughing,” saying “serves them right.”

Ismaaiyl Brinsley pulled the trigger, but those two officers were just as surely murdered by the media. From the start, the American and world press have treated two cases of unfortunate but by-the-book police work as if they were acts of vicious racism that discredit every American police department.

Not one major media organization–tell us if we missed something–ever stated that it was not police error or bias but the lawless actions of Brown and Garner that killed them. Not one major media organization ever pointed out that white criminals who attack the police or resist arrest get rough treatment, too, and that there is nothing in either incident to suggest race mattered to the officers at all. The press helped whip up an atmosphere of hateful self-righteousness in which even the most obvious facts were brushed aside with mindless chants of “Hands up,” and “I can’t breathe.” The press treated thugs and simpletons as if they were servants of a noble cause. If the media had not fueled this hysteria, those two New York cops would still be alive.

The Economist is one of the most widely read and respected magazines in the world. Here is how it helped kill those officers in a cover article called “America’s Police on Trial:”

“First, Michael Brown, a black teenager was shot dead in murky circumstances in Ferguson, Missouri, just after he robbed a shop, and then Eric Garner, a harmless middle-aged black man guilty only of selling single cigarettes on the streets of New York, was choked to death by a policeman while five cops watched…”

Last Monday, in Sydney, Australia, yet another crazed Muslim took hostages and waved the black flag of jihad. Before the incident was even over, Australians were falling over themselves reminding each other that this had nothing to do with Islam, that this was the work of a lone madman, that there was no pattern, and that any generalization about Arabs or Muslims would be loathsome. While the hostages were still cowering in fear, whites started an “I’ll ride with you” movement of volunteers to escort Muslims and protect them from the nasty backlash that would surely come. The insanity of white people, in other words, is worldwide.

All it takes is a few white policemen wrongly accused of “racism” and The Economist decides it’s time to call the entire American system of justice “deeply flawed.” But how many Muslims have to go on Allah-inspired rampages before we realize that Islam itself is a plague?

The media are as much a symptom as they are a cause. They are simply one of the sickest parts of an entire society that is sick. But they are so obviously sick that they can fool fewer and fewer people–as Bill de Blasio will find if he tries to attend a police funeral any time soon.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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