CBS ran a breaking story yesterday evening about 4 people who attacked a mentally disabled man in Chicago, they were heard to be using the name Trump. The implication was Trump supporters (white) were attacking a black man. However, this is exactly the opposite of the truth. CBS carefully omitted the parts where the attackers were shouting, “F— Trump!” and “F— white people!”
Will CBS be asked to explain running a story that was opposite of the truth? I think we are owed an explanation, because this story was obviously altered for a reason. Is this what the country can expect throughout Trump’s term in office?
A cell phone video made by the attackers of this vicious beating was put on FaceBook. The public outcry pressured the Chicago police to take immediate action. Following the arrests of the four, the Chief of Police issued a statement saying they are still investigating if this was a hate crime, however he added, it was more likely just “kids being stupid and trying to grab headlines.”
Apparently America has come a long way since my teen years. See, in my day, kids doing something stupid would be like hitting a baseball threw a window, not kidnapping, torture, and beating a mentally disabled person nearly to death.
This story begs the question; if this was 4 white teens beating a black man and yelling, “F—- Obama” and “F—– black people” would there still be confusion if this was a hate crime? I think not and I also think this will go down as part of Obama’s legacy.
Folks, we are truly living in a sick country when the media is too wrapped up in partisan politics to speak the truth because it might offend somebody.