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As the world awaited the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial Tuesday afternoon, the lying globalist Regime Media were already inciting the Black Lives Matter mob with a new hoax.
In Columbus, Ohio, a police officer saved a black teenage girl’s life by shooting another teenage assailant, Ma’Khia Bryant, who was assaulting her with a knife. This was the screenshot moments before the police officer discharged his weapon.
Former police officer Brandon Tatum broke down what happened frame by frame.
The globalist Regime Media dove into this hoax headlong in order to reinforce their tenuous and outright false narratives about policing and race in America. Of course, they chose to full-throatedly endorse this hoax on the very day that the jury delivered its verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. But while the mob got the verdict they wanted — an incredible simultaneous 2nd degree murder, 3rd murder and manslaughter conviction — a recent poll suggests the American people are largely onto the media’s hoax behavior.
A March 2021 USA Today-Ipsos Poll revealed that only 36 percent of Americans believe George Floyd was “murdered” despite a full year of massive media and corporate propaganda.
If the Regime Media’s craven coverage of yesterday’s Columbus case is any indication, it is no wonder much of the American public no longer takes them seriously.
NPR’s headline was “Columbus Police Shoot And Kill Black, Teenage Girl.”
The word “knife” does not appear until paragraph eight. NPR only frames the assailant, 16 year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, as “holding” a knife, rather than charging at another teen with the lethal weapon.
A 16-year-old Black girl was fatally shot by an officer outside of her home after she called the police for help on Tuesday afternoon, according to her family.
The girl has been identified as Ma’Khia Bryant by her aunt, Hazel Bryant.
Bryant allegedly called officers at about 4:30 p.m. local time when a group of “older kids” threatened her with assault, her aunt told Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Reporter Andy Chow.
She did not elaborate on the nature of the threat.
The Columbus Police Department could not say on Tuesday whether Bryant was the one to call for assistance before she was shot.
Bryant was taken to a local hospital in critical condition where she later died.
At a Tuesday night press conference, the Columbus Police Department released an edited version of the body camera video worn by the officer who shot Bryant. Police have not yet made public the name of that officer.
Interim Chief of Police Michael Woods told reporters the officer will be pulled off of patrol duty as the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation looks into Tuesday’s shooting.
Columbus Police showed the video a second time in slow motion during Tuesday night’s news conference. Woods said the video shows Bryant holding a knife as she pushes two girls at the scene. He said police believe she is attempting to stab both girls during the fight.
It’s unclear, based on the footage, at what point Bryant gets ahold of the knife. [NPR]
Washington Post ran the headline: “Ohio police fatally shoot Black teenage girl just before Chauvin verdict“.
Neither the Washington Post’s headline nor its lead-in paragraph made mention of Bryant charging a defenseless teen with a deadly weapon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The fatal shooting of a Black teenager by Columbus police on Tuesday stoked grief and anger just as the murder conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was being celebrated as a sign of long-elusive accountability for law enforcement. [Washington Post]
On Twitter, the manually curated Trending News Moment made no mention of the knife, the charging attacker, or the teen whose life was saved. Instead, the framing was a “teenage girl was fatally shot” and the officer “has been taken off the street while the criminal investigation is ongoing.”
The New York Times breaking news reporter Neil Vigdor framed the act of police heroism only as “A teenage girl was fatally shot by the police… shortly before a jury reached a guilty verdict in the murder trial” of Derek Chauvin.
CBS “Emmy Award Winning Reporter” Lacey Crisp, writing for local Columbus affiliate WBNS, published the headline “This never should have happened’: Mother of 16-year-old killed in police shooting wants answers”.
The word “knife” appears in the article just once, buried in paragraph four and sandwiched in between loaded statements about police brutality and racial injustice. The words “as she appeared to attempt to stab two people with a knife” are simply glossed over. Immediately, the reader is re-directed to an endless procession of injustice-framing.
As the world heard the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case, Paula Bryant’s 16-year-old daughter, Ma’Khia was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer on the city’s southeast side.
“I’m very upset, I’m hurt. I want answers,” Paula said.
The Columbus Division of Police said officers were called to Legion Lane Tuesday afternoon on reports of a stabbing.
Police showed body camera footage Tuesday night at a news conference of the officer shooting the girl as she appeared to attempt to stab two people with a knife.
“My daughter dispatched Columbus police for protection, not to be a homicide today,” Paula said with tears in her eyes.
Ma’Khia was staying at a foster home. Paula said the two last saw each other on Thursday.
“We hugged each other. She said ‘Mommy, I made honor roll.’ She said ‘Mommy, I’m looking forward to coming home,'” Paula said.
Paula was hoping to bring Ma’Khia and her sister to her house soon. That homecoming won’t happen, but Paula explained how she wants her daughter remembered. [WBNS]
Lacey Crisp, whose Twitter bio is a shot of her holding up her own Emmy Award, completely buried all but the most passing possible reference to the knife attack, and instead focused on the “motherly nature” of the “honor roll student.”
Even the follow-up article by CBS local affiliate WBNS staff, which describes the police bodycam footage, frames the footage as showing police officers committing a murder, rather than saving two defenseless teens from being murdered by a rampaging “peace promoter.”
Once again, the most important possible fact pattern in a justifiable police shooting case — that Bryant “attempted to stab two people with a knife before the officer fires his weapon” — is buried with only a passing reference in paragraphs four and five, then quickly glossed over by eight paragraphs of emotionally loaded preening about “enough is enough” and “Black kids matter.”
The footage released by police came from the first officer on the scene. In the video, the teen appears to attempt to stab two people with a knife before the officer fires his weapon.
Chief Woods said officers immediately assessed her for injuries, called for a medic and began CPR per division policy. During this time, an officer can be heard saying “she came at her with a knife.”
The teen was taken to Mount Carmel East in critical condition where she was later pronounced dead. It’s unclear whether anyone else was injured.
Though police declined to release her name, the teen’s mother identified her as Ma’Khia Bryant.
Franklin County Children Services also confirmed Ma’Khia as the teen who was fatally shot. According to Children Services, Ma’Khia was a foster child under their care.
In a statement tweeted Tuesday evening, Mayor Andrew Ginther said, “a young woman tragically lost her life.”
During the news conference, Ginther said, “We know based on this footage the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community.”
Following the shooting, Member of Mother’s of Murdered Columbus Children and others have gathered in the area, one person with a sign reading “enough is enough” and another with “Black kids matter.”
A crowd of demonstrators has gathered outside of the Columbus Division of Police’s downtown headquarters as well, chanting, “say her name, Ma’Khia Bryant!”
Chief Woods said the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into the shooting. [WBNS]
The fact that singularly distinguishes “heroism” from “homicide” is glossed over as a complete afterthought. The reader is morally chastised to disregard it altogether.
An unbiased, foreign observer reading the dishonest coverage of this incident might conclude that something deeper appears to be at work here. What could it be?
The pretense of unbiased news coverage is gone, and the partisan hackery is the entire point.
After the 2016 election of Donald Trump, the globalist Regime Media made a conscious, deliberate decision to cast off the pretense of journalistic objectivity. As Politico put it, “Goodbye, Nonpartisan Journalism. And Good Riddance.”
In December 2019, The Columbia Journalism Review wrote an edict denigrating neutrality and objectivity as “bothsidesism”.
In the Trump era, “both sides” (or “bothsidesism”) has become shorthand for a journalistic philosophy that many media critics consider to be broken, especially in its Democrat v. Republican iteration; its rules, critics say, make things that aren’t the same seem the same, and allow bad actors to launder disinformation. Yesterday, Dan Froomkin, editor of Press Watch, put it well, with specific reference to the New York Times: “If you’d asked NYT editors five years ago whether people who deny basic facts, traffic in conspiracy theories, demonize immigrants, and otherwise fight against a pluralistic society should be given equal (or more than equal) time in their news columns, they would have said no.” [Columbia Journalism Review]
The Poynter Institute, which is Big Tech’s number one fact-checking mega-conglomerate for outsourcing “misinformation” policing duties, regularly publishes admonishments against objectivity and neutrality. In September 2020, it published the screed, “It’s time for journalism educators to rethink ‘objectivity’ and teach more about context.”
Objectivity and journalism — over the last century, these two words have become inextricably linked. But striving for objectivity has actually hindered us from adequately covering truth, giving context and achieving equity.
As educators, it is our role and responsibility to teach a journalistic approach based not on objectivity, but on seeking truth, providing context, and including voices and perspectives left behind by the adherence to objectivity.
At the dawn of the 20th century, as the scientific method emerged, journalists recognized that some sort of objective process might lead to stronger coverage of important stories, keep biases in check, help get to the truth and better inform the public.
Objectivity became the gold standard of news reporting, but the word “objective” came to be applied not to the process of newsgathering, but to journalists themselves. To convey objectivity, some journalists refrained from voting to keep from appearing biased. Many adopted the detached, safe tone originally developed by the Associated Press and other wire services to appear more neutral and thus marketable across news markets. And many began to seek sources from “both sides” of an issue, to illustrate that they were giving every side a voice (no matter how valid or how absurd).
The “facts” and “truth” that have generally been deemed objective are actually centered on a mainstream, white, male, able-bodied, cis-gendered perspective — not actually objective or neutral at all.
“The views and inclinations of whiteness are accepted as the objective neutral,” wrote Wes Lowery in a recent New York Times opinion piece. “Those selective truths have been calibrated to avoid offending the sensibilities of white readers.” The dangers of this, he wrote, are that ”instead of telling hard truths in this polarized environment, America’s newsrooms too often deprive their readers of plainly stated facts that could expose reporters to accusations of partiality or imbalance.”
When we teach our students how to do good journalism, it is incumbent upon us to challenge the idea of journalistic objectivity and point out how it manifests.
One example is climate change coverage. Instead of contextualizing that nearly 100% of climate scientists have reached consensus about the implications of climate change and humans’ role in its hastening, news outlets often give equal time to the 1-2% who disagree. Climate and other stories told in a detached tone remove urgency, which does not help contextualize or inform. Rather, it confuses, misleads and alienates audiences seeking to understand. [Poynter]
In other words, journalists today are encouraged to abandon any semblance of neutrality and objectivity to become partisan hacks.
If you’ll recall, retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn was shot dead by BLM looters and rioters in June of last year.
77-year-old St. Louis retired Police Captain David Dorn was shot dead by rioters when he tried to get them to stop looting. #BlackLivesMattter
— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) June 2, 2020
The Regime Media endlessly proclaimed that last year’s Black Lives Matter riots were “peaceful.” This year, they crushed the public’s cognition into believing that MAGA protesters on 1/6 were a “deadly mob” causing “fatal violence.” After the Officer Brian Sicknick autopsy report revealed that he died of natural causes and was not killed by Trump supporters, we now know MAGA protesters inflicted zero deaths at all on that fateful day. Instead, one Trump supporter, a woman named Ashli Babbitt, was gunned down despite being unarmed.
In today’s day and age, the fact that a credentialed journalist reports something should create a presumptive opinion in your mind that it’s not true. If you see CBS, CNN, NBC, ABC, NYT, WaPo, or any of the others tell you it’s raining outside, it’s safe to assume it’s 70 and sunny until you stick your head out the window yourself, or see it confirmed by some online social media account that doesn’t carry a blue checkmark.
These are all necessary and important conclusions, but there is yet still a deeper level of analysis to uncover here.
Before President Donald Trump challenged the Washington Consensus, the fact that intelligence agencies and foreign policy stakeholders basically run the media didn’t matter much in terms of day-to-day news coverage.
But now, BLM can openly threaten jurors, shut down highways, throw pigs heads and animal blood at testifying witnesses, and hold the entire nation hostage as terrified citizens brace for a possible “not guilty” verdict.
Last night, Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld sarcastically expressed the cuckolded GOP’s libidinal fear of the mob out loud. Gutfeld facetiously noted that he was happy with the Chauvin verdict, even if Chauvin wasn’t guilty, because now his neighborhood won’t be burned to the ground by thugs.
Everyone knows that BLM’s anarcho-tyranny is now enshrined as above the law.
The question is, why are intelligence agencies from the old Washington Consensus foreign policy blob protecting them?
This is a topic Revolver News will explore at another time.