HuffPost’s extreme bias in reporting hate crimes and incidents, based on the race, religion or political orientation of the victim

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Continued from “Letter to HuffPost’s top advertisers”


by Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest


Contents

(1) Introduction

(1.1) Our modified definition of a hate crime

(1.2) HuffPost’s segregation of people into two castes, in regards to hate crimes

(2) Examples of HuffPost ignoring alleged hate crimes against people it considers Worthless

(3) Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in its Favored groups — then ignoring or downplaying proof that they were hoaxes

(4) Supplement: Examples of HuffPost’s racial bias regarding hate speech


(1) Introduction

SaveTheWest has two basic beliefs regarding hate crimes: that even one hate crime is too many, and that news organizations that choose to report on hate crimes should investigate and report on them according to the same standards and practices, regardless of who is accused of perpetrating them, and who are their victims.


(1.1) Our modified definition of a hate crime

What, legally, is a “hate crime”?  The FBI defines a hate crime as:

“A criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”

This definition may have been appropriate until a few years ago.  However, given the recent proliferation of criminal offenses that have been motivated in whole or part by the offender’s bias against the political candidate, party or ideology that the victim supports, we contend that one more victim category should be added to the FBI’s definition of hate crimes should include the victim’s political orientation, to read:

“A criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual or political orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”


(1.2) HuffPost’s segregation of people into two castes, in regards to hate crimes

This revised definition is vital to understanding HuffPost’s establishment of a silent, but de facto policy of dividing people into two distinct castes, or groups, and deciding whether or not to report on alleged hate crimes against them, based not on the evidence, but rather, in which group the victim belongs:

Favored Groups: Democrats, leftists (including leftist terrorists), left-leaning African-, Hispanic- and Muslim-Americans (including Islamist terrorists), and illegal aliens

Worthless Groups: Republicans, conservatives, active-duty and retired U.S. military and law enforcement personnel (and even the animals in their care), white people, President Trump and his family, presidential electors, any entertainer who intended to perform for Trump’s inauguration, Jews (especially Israelis), and right-leaning African-, Hispanic- and Muslim-Americans

The evidence on this page demonstrates that HuffPost has established an unspoken, double-jointed policy towards reporting hate crimes:

(1) HuffPost consistently ignores or buries alleged hate crimes against people within Worthless Groups — even when there is irrefutable proof of them, including on video.

“Ignores” means that HuffPost has never published a single item on these incidents, as its own search engine proves.  “Buries” means that it positioned these stories far beyond the view of the casual reader.  When coupled with HuffPost’s’ incitement of hatred and legitimization of violence against people and organizations within Worthless Groups (particularly whites, Jews and police officers), its acts and omissions feed a perception it gestated, that they are responsible for the hate crimes against people in Favored Groups (or are at least tacitly supportive of them).

(2) In contrast, HuffPost consistently gives top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people within its Favored Groups — then ignores or buries proof that they were hoaxes. 

Even when there is no evidence that a hate crime took place against a person within a Favored Group, or the allegation takes the form of merely a post on social media, HuffPost rushes coverage of it to the front page, and matches it with a headline that implies it actually took place.  However, as in a growing rash of cases, if it turns out that the story was a hoax, or that the complainant(s) actually perpetrated it, HuffPost either ignores this evidence, or only posts it only as an update to the story page — but never in a new headline.

(3) HuffPost has published none of the reports that show that, contrary to its narrative, there has been no explosion of “hate crimes” against its Favored Groups in the wake of the election. 

As is shown in Section 3 of this page, a significant number of recent alleged hate crimes were later found to be hoaxes, or perpetrated by the complainant, then blamed on conservatives, Trump supporters, etc.  A number of reports have compiled these incidents, in the hopes of compelling alleged “news” organizations to stop propagating false information, that can only serve to divide Americans based on lies.

These reports include two in-depth analyses by the legendary Reason.com:

There Is No Violent Hate-Crimewave in ‘Trump’s America’: Please stop spreading unsubstantiated stories of Trump-induced terror, by Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason.com, November 11, 2016.

Hate Crimes, Hoaxes, and Hyperbole: A reality check for all sides, by Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason.com, November 18, 2016.

Are There Really More Hate Crimes At Schools Following Donald Trump’s Election?, by Maureen Sullivan, Forbes, November 29, 2016. Excerpt:

Yet as HuffPost’s own search engine proves, as of December 14, 2016 — more than a month after the first one was published — it has completely ignored them.  Try it for yourself: search “Elizabeth Nolan Brown,” and you get nothing.  Curiously, HuffPost regularly cites Reason.com when it serves its interests; when it obliterates the incendiary, escalating lies that HuffPost has been churning out, it doesn’t.

Through this deliberate omission, combined with its acts and omissions in (1) and (2), HuffPost has continued to propagate the false, incendiary notion that voters who did not support Hillary are violent racists, anti-Semites and “Islamophobes,” when the reality is that many of these alleged hate crimes are hoaxes.

(4) HuffPost relies almost exclusively on a notorious, discredited nonprofit for incidents of hate crimes.

Almost every story that HuffPost publishes concerning hate crimes is based on data provided by the notorious Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).  Once the gold-standard of research in this realm, it has steadily disintegrated over recent years into a repeatedly discredited, extremist group whose smears and bias are so incendiary, that it helped to inspire a domestic terrorist act.

Learn more about the reality of the SPLC in a special report produced by SaveTheWest here.

(5) HuffPost completely ignored the fact that  left-wing charity was paying anti-Trump protesters to demonstrate after the election — just as it ignored video proof that another left-wing group admitted it was paying homeless people to disrupt Trump events during the primaries

November 11: The Daily Caller reported, “A left-wing charity organization with unknown sources of money is providing the funding for protests around the country — some of which have turned into violent riots — that have threatened a divided nation’s ability to unify after a contentious presidential election.”

HuffPost ignored this story. This stands in sharp contrast to the splash-headline treatment it employs whenever it attacks “dark money” in conservative activism.

As a result of all these acts and omissions, if one only gets their news from HuffPost, they would come to believe that actual, proven hate crimes are being perpetrated practically every day, in every U.S. city, only against people within its Favored Groups.  And further, by implication, HuffPost’s extreme bias helps propel the false notion that those within the Worthless Groups are committing these crimes, or are at least tacitly supporting them, when in fact that reality may be the exact opposite.

HuffPost’s use of race-based incitement and deception is nothing new, however.  In fact, in 2010, while HuffPost was on a veritable “jihad” against the Tea Party, alleging it is a racist organization, a watchdog site did some research and proved that the Tea Party is far more racially diverse than HuffPost.  In fact, at the time, HuffPost had not a single person of color in any of its senior executive, journalist or editor positions.

In sum, HuffPost’s subversive acts and omissions can only have the effect of inciting and stoking hatred between Americans, and false, incendiary public perceptions, that are serving to help tear America apart.   And HuffPost and its parent corporations (AOL and Verizon) are getting rich from it, while mainstream corporations are enabling it, through their advertising dollars, whether they are aware of it or not.

All of this also directly contradicts the repeated public statements by HuffPost’s senior management, who insist that it is a completely “nonpartisan,” professional news organization, that has “prohibited inflammatory claims and conspiracy theories,” as well as content that is “hateful, or otherwise inappropriate.”  And most notably, it also clashes with Arianna Huffington’s 2014 proclamation about HuffPost’s “core values”:

“And at every step along the way, we refused to fall prey to the innovator’s dilemma by constantly evolving, innovating and reinventing vital aspects of how we put together The Huffington Post while remaining true to the core values that made HuffPost HuffPost, including:

– Using storytelling to put flesh and blood on statistics, putting a human face on the numbers.

– Comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.”

The evidence on this page shows that this is just one of many lies that HuffPost’s senior executives have been telling the public, and presumably, its advertisers.  This page has been formatted to provide the reader with easy, efficient access to all the raw evidence behind each of our assertions, in the form of links to (a) source material, (b) dated screen captures, (c) page archives (via the Wayback Machine), and (d) HuffPost’s own story pages.


(2) Examples of HuffPost ignoring alleged hate crimes against people it considers Worthless

(2a: Part 1) November 10, Chicago, IL: A black mob was caught on video while severely beating a white man, while accusing him of voting for Trump

(2a: Part 2) November 18: Chicago police arrested and charged four people with the beating, and the victim was interviewed on video

(2b) November 13, San Jose, CA: The CEO of an American technology company publicly claimed that he is going to assassinate president-elect Trump, and described how he will do it

(2c) November 29, Plant City, FL: A Trump-supporting veteran’s home was set on fire, ransacked, and vandalized with anti-Trump and anti-white graffiti

(2d) November 9, New York, NY: Anti-Trump protesters severely beat a white man’s dog, because they suspected he was a Trump supporter

(2e) March 19, Kansas City, MO: An anti-Trump protester was arrested for assaulting police horse

(2f) September 29, El Cajon, CA: Anti-Trump rioters were caught on video beating a Trump supporter

(2g) September 21: Charlotte, NC: Two men, including a U.S. Army veteran, were severely beaten by black mobs, because they were white

(2h) Continued threats against, and harassment of electors, attempting to intimidate them into casting their ballots for Clinton, instead of Trump, on December 19

(2i) December 1, Uniontown, PA: 27-year-old male Hillary supporter arrested for attempting to murder a 69-year-old female Trump supporter, over a “political argument”

(2j) November 13, New York, NY: Radical Islamists join radical anti-Trump protesters, call for terror campaign in America

(2k) November 20, San Antonio, TX: Two high school students and their teacher were punished for putting on a play that graphically depicted the assassination of Trump

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(2a: Part 1) November 10, Chicago, IL: A black mob was caught on video while severely beating a white man, while accusing him of voting for Trump

On November 9, 2016 a black mob in Chicago, IL dragged a white driver from a car and severely beat him, while screaming, “You voted Trump? You gonna pay for that shit!”  The attack was captured on video, and uploaded to YouTube the same day:

The Washington Post covered the story on November 11:

Video shows group viciously beating man in Chicago, yelling, ‘You voted Trump’ and ‘Don’t vote Trump’, by Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, November 11, 2016.  Excerpt:

In a video that appeared to be shot on a smartphone, a group of young men and women viciously beat a 49-year-old man named David Wilcox while screaming phrases such as “You voted Trump” and “Don’t vote Trump.” […]

In the video, several men and women threw him to the concrete and kicked him repeatedly, sometimes in the face.  The laughing group threw haymakers at the Wilcox’s head, as he desperately tried to crawl and limp back to his Bonneville. The door hung open until one of the young men climbed into the driver’s seat and slammed the door. […]

subsequent video obtained by the Tribune showed Wilcox grabbing onto the open back window of the car, as the young man drove off. Wilcox hung from the window, his feet dragging along the concrete as the Bonneville picked up speed. “The guy took off. He was doing 70 or 80 down Roosevelt, swerving. He was trying to have me fall off, and I knew if I somehow let go, I was going to die,” Wilcox told the paper.

The story was covered in the DailyMail (UK), USA Today, CBS News, and many others.

HuffPost’s search engine proves that it completely ignored this story.

A November 28 search using the string “David Wilcox Chicago beat” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page over the next three days, from November 12-14:

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The top of HuffPost’s front page, November 12, 2016.

This Entitled Cat Will Sit Wherever It Damn Wants

My First Time Sleeping — And Falling In Love — With Another Woman

Jennie Garth And Luke Perry Honor Shannen Doherty At ‘90210’ Reunion

This Photo Of Young Joe Biden Is A Big F**king Deal

Back-Scratching On Trees Is A Blissful Bear Necessity Of Life


(2a: Part 2) November 18: Chicago police arrested and charged four people with the beating, and the victim was interviewed on video

4 charged after man beaten following car crash as bystanders yelled anti-Trump taunts, by Rosemary Regina Sobol, Chicago Tribune, November 18, 2016.  Excerpt:

Four people have been charged after a man was punched and kicked as a crowd yelled, “Don’t vote Trump,” a day after the presidential election, police said.

Julian Christian, 26, of the 2500 block of 14th Avenue in Broadview, Dejuan Collins, 20, of the 9500 block of South Avalon Avenue in Chicago, Rajane Lewis, 21, of the 7800 block of South Euclid Avenue in Chicago, and a 17-year-old girl who is charged as a juvenile, were each charged with one felony count of vehicular hijacking, police said.

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HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A November 28 search using the string “Julian Christian Rajane Lewis Dejuan Collins” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page over the next three days, between November 19-21:

19nov16-instead-of-arrests

The top of HuffPost’s front page, November 19, 2016.

Anna Kendrick Had The Best Response To A Guy Giving Her An Orgasm

Kathy Griffin’s Story About Woody Allen Will Shock You

You Can Write A Fortune Cookie For A Stranger Right Here, Right Now

Ugly Produce Pizza

How Billy Bob Thornton And Angelina Jolie Have Been Able To Remain Close Friends


(2b) November 13, San Jose, CA: The CEO of an American technology company publicly claimed that he is going to assassinate president-elect Trump, and described how he will do it

The Gateway Pundit blog broke the story at 7:44pm on November 13, that Matt Harrigan, CEO of PacketSled, a major U.S. network security firm, had openly claimed on social media that he is committed to assassinating Trump:13nov-tech-ceo-plans-to-assassinate-trump-hp-nothingHours later, the PacketSled board suspended Harrigan, and by November 15, forced him to resign:

PacketSled CEO Matt Harrigan resigns over Trump assassination threat, by Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times, Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Excerpt:

The chief executive of a San Diego-area cybersecurity firm has resigned after threatening on Facebook to assassinate President-elect Donald Trump.

“I’m going to kill the president. Elect,” PacketSled President and CEO Matt Harrigan wrote on election night on his now-deleted Facebook page, according to screenshots posted on Reddit.  When someone commented, “You just need to get high,” Mr. Harrigan responded, “Nope, getting a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts. Find a bedroom in the White House that suits you, [expletive]. I’ll find you.”

Anyone who knows anything about HuffPost’s hyper-partisan bias for leftist political figures, and President Obama in particular, knows that if such a threat had been made against him, after being elected or re-elected, it would have gone on a “headline jihad” against not just the CEO, but against all conservatives and Republicans.

One recent example of this bias occurred on November 15, when HuffPost published at the top of its front page a story about an bureaucrat in a Clay, West Virginia government agency who was removed from her position after she posted an ugly insult against Michelle Obama on Facebook:

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HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A November 28 search using the string “Matt Harrigan” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page over the next three days, from 11:51pm (inset) on November 13 through November 15:

This “news” story appeared at the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 13, 2016.

Here’s How You Open A Can Of Food Using Only A Spoon

The 14 Characteristics Of A Sexually Confident Woman

This Entitled Cat Will Sit Wherever It Damn Wants (Day 3)

Why This Lawyer Quit His Job To Open A National Mustard Museum

How Do You Spot An 800-Pound Sea Cow? With A Drone


November 15, Cleveland, OH: A man was charged in federal court with tweeting a threat to assassinate president-elect Donald Trump on election night

From the Daily Mail (UK) — Zachary Benson, who posted the following on Twitter has been charged by the Secret Service with “making a threat to a successor to the presidency”:

‘My life goal is to assassinate Trump’: Ohio man is first to be charged for sending threatening election night tweet, by Chris Summers, Daily Mail (UK), November 15, 2016.

“My life goal is to assassinate Trump.”

“Diplomacy. F***ing fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas.”

Zarchary Benson, charged in federal court with “making a threat to a successor to the presidency.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A December 14 search using the string “Zachary Benson” returned zero relevant results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page over the three days after the Daily Mail report was posted, from November 16-18:

This “news” story appeared near the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 16, 2016.

UMass Students’ Hold ‘S**t In’ Demanding Gender Neutral Bathrooms (top of page)

Shopping Spreadsheet Is A One-Stop Way To Boycott The Trumps

How Billy Bob Thornton And Angelina Jolie Have Been Able To Remain Close Friends

Ugly Produce Pizza

The Drunkest City In Each State (top of page)


November 13, Washington, DC: Anti-Trump protester holds up sign, “RAPE MELANIA”

On November 12, HuffPost explicitly called Melania Trump a “slut” on its front page. (Flashback: Three months before election day in 2008, HuffPost viciously libeled Sen. McCain’s wife, Cindy, including by calling her a “dick” (via its “Dickipedia” sub-site; that page has now been removed.)

One day later, on November 13, at a protest in front of the Trump Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC, a man was photographed holding up a large sign that read, “RAPE MELANIA.”

This was not a Photoshop manipulation, as it was caught captured from multiple angles:

The Washington Post covered the story on November 13:

‘Rape Melania’ sign at anti-Trump protest draws strong rebuke, sparking Twitter trend, by Callum Borchers, Washington Post, November 13, 2016. Excerpt:

Some Twitter users saw “Rape Melania” in their trending-topics boxes Sunday after images of a person holding a sign bearing the phrase during a Saturday-night demonstration in the District circulated on the social network. Photos of the chilling banner, taken at an anti-Trump rally outside the president-elect’s new hotel in the nation’s capital, drew strong condemnations from Trump supporters and opponents alike.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A December 14 search using the string “Rape Melania” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page over the three days after the Washington Post story was published, from November 14-16:

This “news” story appeared on HuffPost’s front page on November 15, 2016.

Ashley Graham Gets Her Very Own Barbie Whose Thighs Touch

#ThankYouObama Is An Emotional Salute To Our Outgoing President

Carrie Fisher Confesses To ‘Intense’ Affair With Co-Star Harrison Ford

Michelle Obama Breaks Hearts With Final Vogue Cover As First Lady

Kids Write Messages Of Love Outside Clinton’s Headquarters

 


(2c) November 29, Plant City, FL: A Trump-supporting veteran’s home was set on fire, ransacked, and vandalized with anti-Trump and anti-white graffiti

This article and video were posted by the local ABC affiliate at 9:53am on November 29 — and from there, began to go viral:

Veteran’s home set on fire, vandalized, investigators find anti-Trump graffiti racial slurs on walls; Home ransacked, children’s beds set on fire, by Michael Paluska, ABCActionNews.com (Tampa Bay, FL), November 29, 2016. Excerpt:

PLANT CITY, Fla. – The State Fire Marshall is investigating a suspicious fire at a Plant City home that started early Tuesday morning.  Naval veteran Matthew Smith said he got the call just after 3 a.m. from his neighbor that fire trucks were across the street.

“Your heart kind of just sinks in your chest,” Smith said.  “Definitely blessed to have not been here.   It was pretty bad.”  Smith said the family was staying with their grandparents when he got the call.  His 8-year-old daughter’s bed was set on fire along with his 18-month-old son’s crib.  Every single room in the remainder of the home also suffered fire damage.

[…] On the walls someone wrote in spray paint the words, “cracker, F- Trump, not my prez, and F- yo kids.” […] Smith said he made a lot of pro-Trump posts on Facebook, but never put any signs supporting Trump in his yard.  

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He couldn’t even begin to try and understand who would do something like this to his home.  He felt that whoever destroyed his home were just copying other anti-Trump protesters from across the country.

“It’s been several months now where there’s protesters breaking the law, damaging property, destroying cities,” Smith said.  “And, ‘oh just let them do it’ and that’s not how it should have gone down.   If you are breaking the law you should go to jail.   That’s it.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A December 1 search using the string “Matthew Smith fire Plant City FL burned” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page over the next three days, from 10:00pm on November 29 (12 hours after the story was posted, and began to go viral) through December 1:

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From mid-way down HuffPost’s front page on November 29, 2016.

‘Walking Dead’ Star Basically Confirms His Character Is Gay

Nico Tortorella Now Says He’s Comfortable With Identifying As Bisexual

All The Greatest Turkey Pardons Ever

Motorist’s Head-To-Head Encounter With Hippo Didn’t End So Well

Heidi Klum Responds Perfectly To Being Called A ‘Cougar’


September 30, Sylacauga, AL: A 17-year-old white boy was beaten nearly to death by an estimated 9-60 Black Lives Matter-affiliated teens, allegedly in retaliation for his Facebook post in support of police officers

From the Daily Caller:

Brian Ogle, before the attack.

Alabama Teen Beaten Into Critical Condition After Posting ‘Blue Lives Matter’ [VIDEO], by Christian Datoc, The Daily Caller, October 3, 2016. Excerpt:

A 17-year-old Alabama high school student is in critical condition after being assaulted this weekend.  According to Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson, Brian Ogle was assaulted in an Ace Hardware parking lot following Sylacauga High School’s homecoming game on Friday.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered Ogle beaten and bleeding from the head.

Ogle’s mother, Brandi Allen, told police she believes the assault occurred after he posted a pro-police message to Facebook.  “Instead of us planning for his 18th birthday, we’re here,” Allen told WBRC from the UAB Hospital on Sunday. “Why? Because he made a statement that he backs the blue? I’m still trying to understand how someone, no matter the color of their skin, can do this to another human being.”

Allen added that her son received “threatening messages” after making the post.  “My son took it to the principal at Sylacauga High School and I commend him for that. He showed her the threats that were being made to him, but she told him there was nothing she could do. I’m appalled.”

Brian Ogle, after he was beaten nearly to death. For a Facebook post, in support of police officers.

On October 4, local reporter Jon Paepcke, with WVTM13 TV, posted a Tweet that claimed the police told him “Ogle was attacked by between 9-60 males”:

Then, from the Washington Post, on October 4 (updated on October 12; see notation at end of article):

A teen was brutally beaten after making pro-police statements. His mom says it’s a hate crime, by Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post, October 4, 2016.  Excerpt:

Authorities in Alabama said four people have been arrested on felony assault charges in the beating of a 17-year-old boy.

The teen’s mother said her son — who had recently voiced his support for law enforcement amid protests over fatal police shootings — was severely beaten late last month during what she called a racially motivated hate crime.

Brandi Allen told Fox affiliate WBRC that her son, Brian Ogle, who is white, was assaulted following a Friday-night football game, suffering skull fractures in the Sept. 30 attack.

Then, four suspects were arrested in Ogle’s beating.  From the October 12 New York Daily News:

Four charged with assault, including politician’s son, in beating of Alabama HS student who expressed support for ‘Blue Lives Matter’ movement, by David Boroff, New York Daily News, October 12, 2016. Excerpt:

Four young men, including the son of a councilwoman-elect who recently preached about parenting, have been charged with assault in the beating of an Alabama high school student who used social media to support police and the “Blue Lives Matter” movement. […] Two of the alleged attackers, 20-year-old Quartez Walker and Bobby Brown, 19, were arrested at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa. La. Noah Grant Ealy, Jr., 18, was arrested at Auburn University in Montgomery, and Daveon Nix, 20, was arrested in Sylacauga.

Ogle’s story was covered by the Daily Mail (UK), the International Business Times, and a number of other US news outlets.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A December 13 search using the string “Brian Ogle” returned zero results.  Similarly, a search of the accused attackers’ names — “Quartez Walker Bobby Brown Noah Grant Ealy, Jr. Daveon Nix” returned zero results.

Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page from October 5-7, the three days following the October 4, Washington Post story:

This “news” story appeared at the top of HuffPost’s front page on October 6, 2016.

Archie The Dog Goes Into Mourning Every Time His Buddy Plays Dead (top of page)

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Smart Girls Will Relate To Hillary’s Failed Bid For High School Class President

TV Producer Richie Jackson On Why He ‘Has Always Felt Lucky To Be Gay’

 


(2d) November 9, New York, NY: Anti-Trump protesters severely beat a man’s dog, because they suspected he was a Trump supporter

A New York man, Arthur Schwartz, was walking his dog on the evening of November 9, when radical leftist anti-Trump protesters violently attacked his dog.  He posted the pictures of his dog at the emergency veterinary hospital after the attack, on his Twitter page.

THUGS! Man’s dog brutally attacked by unhinged rioters during #TrumpProtest [photo], Twitchy.com, November 10, 2016. Excerpt (also h/t WeaselZippers for screencaps of Mr. Schwartz’s Tweets)

Only truly evil, disgusting, cowardly, low human beings would attack a dog over Donald Trump. Schwartz was just walking his dog. That was his only crime, and thugs attacked the animal.

This is my dog after those protestors got thru w/ him. Making America great? RT @andylassner These protests are making America great again. pic.twitter.com/ZqYNXyKMUS

Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) November 10, 2016

Given its recent history of rushing sad stories about animals to its front page, one might expect that HuffPost would have rushed the story of the attack on Mr. Schwartz’s dog to its front page:

  • A swan that was dragged out of a lake — in Eastern Europe (front page screencap)
HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.

A December 1 search using the string “Arthur Schwartz dog New York Trump” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page over the next three days, from November 10-12:

From mid-way down HuffPost’s front page on November 11, 2016.

This Photo Of Young Joe Biden Is A Big F**king Deal

Back-Scratching On Trees Is A Blissful Bear Necessity Of Life

Jennie Garth And Luke Perry Honor Shannen Doherty At ‘90210’ Reunion

Woman With 3 Pet Tigers Accused Of Child Endangerment

CNN’s Van Jones Is Fed Up With Trump Supporters

 

 

 


(2f) September 29, El Cajon, CA: Anti-Trump rioters were caught on video beating a Trump supporter

WATCH: El Cajon Protesters Beat & Chase Trump Supporter, by Heavy.com, September 29, 2016. Excerpt:

Protesters angry about the police shooting of Alfred Olango chased a “Trump supporter while throwing bottles,” according to Fox News correspondent, Will Carr.

“I’m being assaulted just for the hat I’m wearing,” the unidentified man says in a separate YouTube video, in which he is wearing a red baseball cap with Donald Trump’s signature slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

At another point in the video, the man shouts: “I was just attacked! I was just attacked!” as people surround him, he is heard shrieking, and the images get chaotic. He quickly loses the hat, and tells people it’s his personal property.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A December 3 search using the string “El Cajon CA Trump beaten” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from September 29-October 1:

From near the top of HuffPost’s front page on September 29, 2016.

Gay ‘Orthodox Priests’ Bare All For Steamy, NSFW New Calendar

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Wonder Woman Is Now Officially Queer

Whoever Came Up With ‘Choco-Pumpkin Fries’ Must Be Out Of Their Gourd

Noor Tagouri Explains Why She Chose To Wear A Hijab In Playboy


(2g) September 21: Charlotte, NC: Two men, including a U.S. Army veteran, were severely beaten by black mobs — on video — because they were white

In two separate racial attacks during riots in Charlotte, NC, after a police shooting, two men who were minding their own business were beaten so severely by black mobs, that they will need reconstructive surgery to their faces.  The first of these incidents was recorded on video by a friend of the perpetrators:

Man comes forward as victim in videotaped beating at EpiCentre during protests, by Mark Price, Charlotte Observer (NC), September 30, 2016. Excerpt:

A 24-year-old Charlotte financial services worker has come forward as the man who was beaten, kicked and stripped of his pants last week by a group of 10 attackers during Charlotte’s violent uptown protests Sept. 21.

Mitchell Barnes says he suffered a broken jaw in the attack, which he said occurred about 10:15 p.m. in the EpiCentre garage at 210 E. Trade Street.

Police could not be reached to verify his claim, but have confirmed that they have spoken to a 24-year-old victim who suffered broken bones. Video of the attack posted on the Internet received international coverage and condemnation. One arrest has been made and a police report says a second suspect is being sought. […]

“I didn’t see who hit me first. It was unprovoked,” said Barnes, struggling to speak clearly with his jaw wired shut. “I was knocked to one knee and took some big shots. I was just trying to plead my way out of it.”

Charlotte Rioters Attack Veteran: ‘You’re In The Danger Zone, White Boy!’, by Blake Neff, Daily Caller, September 30, 2016. Excerpt:

21sept-david-palmer-usm-vet-beaten-nc-picA video released online shows rioters in Charlotte, North Carolina, attacking a military veteran and then shouting at him: “You’re in the danger zone, white boy!”

The video’s early seconds show a white man being attacked by two black rioters. The man eventually flees while holding a hand over his injured face, while onlookers jeer. After the man jogs off, somebody can be heard shouting “You’re in the danger zone, white boy!”

Since the video’s release, the white man in the video has been identified as David Palmer, a seven-year Army veteran who only returned to civilian life within the past year. The video was recorded the night of Sept. 21 and uploaded to YouTube shortly after.

Palmer’s sister, Ashley Brooke Warlick, has created a GoFundMe page for her brother, seeking to raise money for his medical and living expenses in the wake of the attack.


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored these stories.

A December 9 search using the strings “Charlotte NC beat Mitchell Barnes” and “Charlotte NC beat David Palmer,” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from October 1-3:

From near the top of HuffPost’s front page on October 1, 2016.

Introducing The First Sex Toy Designed Specifically For Transgender Men

We’d Watch Britney Singing ‘Shake It Off’ On Helium Till The World Ends

Noor Tagouri Explains Why She Chose To Wear A Hijab In Playboy (3 days at top of front page)

See What Happens If An iPhone Is Sucked Into A Treadmill

Here’s Why Some Husbands Encourage Their Wives To Commit Adultery


 

 

(2xxx) November 13, Portland, OR: Anti-Trump protesters attack pregnant woman, in her car, while she was trying to get to a hospital emergency room

From Portland news station KGW, via the Daily Wire (Editor: Ben Shapiro)

VIDEO: Anti-Trump Rioters Bash Pregnant Woman’s Car Trapping Her Inside, by Chase Stephens, The Daily Wire, November 15, 2016.  Excerpt:

[On November 13] A violent mob of crybaby #NotMyPresident protestors in Portland attacked an innocent pregnant woman trying to get to the hospital. The KGW News cameras were there to capture the whole thing. According to the reporter in the video (below), the woman was on her way to an emergency when the Leftist thug crowd surrounded her SUV stopping it in its tracks.

Also, a KGW analysis showed that 79 of the 112 anti-Trump rioters who were arrested for violence in Portland, “either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A December 12 search using the string “Portland protest Trump pregnant woman ER” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from September November 14-16:

From HuffPost’s front page on November 14, 2016.

Back-Scratching On Trees Is A Blissful Bear Necessity Of Life

We’re Finally Getting A Hijab Emoji

Chelsea Manning Reportedly Asks Obama To Commute Sentence

CNN’s Van Jones Is Fed Up With Trump Supporters

Alicia Keys Celebrates Her Blended Family In New Music Video


(2h) Continued threats against, and harassment of electors, attempting to intimidate them into casting their ballots for Clinton, instead of Trump, on December 19

Since the election, there have been a consistent series of threats and intimidation leveled at electors in Michigan, Texas, Idaho and other states, for the purpose of convincing them to abandon their duty to vote for the presidential team that won their states.  The following is just a sampling of reports about these incidents, from November 15-December 2 (most recent, listed first):


GOP Electoral College Voter Threatened: ‘I’m Going To Put A Bullet In The Back Of Your Mouth, by CBS Detroit (MI), December 2, 2016. Excerpt:

LANSING (WWJ) – Following last month’s presidential election, a 22-year-old Electoral College voter from Michigan says he’s been getting death threats to change his vote — or else.  Michael Banerian, an Oakland University student and youth vice chairman of the Michigan Republican party, says he has filed a police report over the threats.

“I’ve had people say stuff like ‘I’m going to put a bullet in the back of your mouth.’ Then, you just get general death wishes of ‘I hope you die,’ or ‘do society a favor and throw yourself in front of a bus,’” Banerian told WWJ’s Jason Scott. “I’ve been inundated with dozens and dozens of emails, letters to my home, on Twitter, Facebook, asking me to change my vote.”


Electoral College voter: I’m getting death threats, by Alexandra King, CNN, November 30, 2016. Excerpt:

Michael Banerian, the youth vice-chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, will be one of his state’s 16 electors… said Wednesday that he has received death threats after being chosen to cast an Electoral College vote for his state in December.

He suggested people look up how the process works.  “In the state of Michigan we have laws that prevent faithless electors. So, essentially what happens, if I tried to vote for somebody else, which, let me be clear, I don’t want to, but if I tried to, I would be removed and replaced by another elector. It’s a pointless endeavor,” he said.

Banerian told Keilar he had filed a police report.  “I just had a very nice meeting with my local police department,” he said.


Michigan electors cite threats over Trump vote, by Michael Gerstein, The Detroit News, November 17, 2016. Excerpt:

Michael Banerian wants to show that young adults still have faith in the political system, but he said his selection as one of Michigan’s 16 Electoral College voters has prompted emails urging him to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton and even threatening death.

On Dec. 19, the 22-year-old Banerian is scheduled to join 15 other Michiganians to cast their electoral votes for Republican President-elect Donald Trump. But Trump’s opponents have deluged Banerian and other GOP electors with pleas and nasty emails to reverse course and cast their ballots for Clinton, according to the Michigan Republican Party.

“You have people saying ‘you’re a hateful bigot, I hope you die,’ ” he said. “I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out. And I’ve received dozens and dozens of those emails. Even the non-threatening-my-life emails are very aggressive.”


Texas Elector Says Democrats Trying to Sway His Vote: “I had no idea it would be like this,” elector says, by Kris Gutierrez, NBCDFW.com, November 17, 2016. Excerpt:

The 38 Texans who will vote are all Republicans, because Donald Trump won Texas, but they don’t have to vote for Trump. In Texas, unlike some other states, electors may change their mind, and it has Democrats from around the country urging them to do just that, said Alex Kim, an elector for Texas’ 24th Congressional District.

“At first everyone was kinda enchanted by it,” Kim said. “Now all the electors are starting to get beaten down. There are some electors who have been threatened with harm or with death.”


Hillary Clinton Supporters Doxxing, Harassing Electoral College Voters, by Emily Zanotti, HeatStreeet.com, November 15, 2016. Excerpt:

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have already gotten more than 4 million signatures on a petition asking the Electoral College to toss Donald Trump’s victory. But some, apparently, aren’t content to simply vent their frustrations online.

According to reports out of Idaho and elsewhere, Clinton supporters have obtained Electoral College voters’ personal information and are harassing them with calls, Facebook messages, emails and even home visits, encouraging them to become “faithless electors,” and change their Trump votes to Clinton votes.


HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored these stories.

A December 18 search of the name “Michael Banerian,” citing the most outspoken of these victims, yielded zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from November 16-December 5 — days and weeks after the first of these reports came out:

From near the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 20, 2016.

‘Unadoptable’ Sad-Faced Cat Shows That Everyone Deserves A Chance

Lady Gaga Tears Up While Talking About The Downsides Of Fame

Amy Schumer And Boyfriend Share Polar Opposite Anniversary Posts

Anna Kendrick Had The Best Response To A Guy Giving Her An Orgasm

Jessica Simpson’s Kids Look Like Little Angels In Adorable Instagram

Dog’s Favorite Human Left For College, But He Still Waits For Her

Unhappy Dog Wearing Pants And Sweater Found Roaming In Park (top of page)


UPDATE, December 17: Pennsylvanian electors being issued state police bodyguards

Electoral College members from Pa. issued state police protection: Report, By Joe Elias, PennLive (PA), December 17, 2016. Excerpt:

Members of the Electoral College from Pennsylvania say they are receiving thousands of phone calls and emails from around the world ahead of Monday’s vote in Harrisburg, according to a report from Philly.com.

One elector told the website that each elector has been assigned a plain clothes state police trooper for protection.  “Such has been the life of Pennsylvania’s 20 electors for President-elect Donald Trump since the Nov. 8 election,” according to the report.

The state’s electors will convene inside the state House chamber at the Capitol at 12 p.m. to cast their votes.

As before, HuffPost has completely ignored this story. A December 18 search at HuffPost using the string “Pennsylvania state police trooper protection” yielded zero results. Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, on December 18:

From near the top of HuffPost’s front page on December 18, 2016.

Beyoncé’s Christmas Decorations Are Just As Glorious As You’d Expect

Blac Chyna Reportedly Leaves Rob Kardashian Amid Instagram Hack

Chance The Rapper Celebrates Last Christmas Before Trump In Run DMC Spoof

These Rowers Stripped Down To Give Trump A Cheeky Message

Putin’s Childhood Besties Defend Their ‘Petty’ Pal In ‘SNL’ Spoof


(2i) December 1, Uniontown, PA: 27-year-old male Hillary supporter arrested for attempting to murder a 69-year-old female Trump supporter, over a “political argument”

Election argument ends with assault, Donora police say, by Kathie Warco, Observer-Reporter (), December 1, 2016. Excerpt:

An argument over the recent presidential election in the lobby of a Donora high-rise apartment complex ended with a resident of the building hitting a 69-year-old woman over the head with a chair, police said.

Matthew Pugh, 27, of Donora Towers, 685 Meldon Ave., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant obtained by Donora police on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. […]

The woman apparently made a comment either against Clinton or in support of Trump, sparking Pugh’s attack, said Charlton. […] Pugh reportedly became enraged. He allegedly picked up a chair and hit the woman over the head, knocking her to the floor. The chair opened a gash on her head that bled severely, police said. The woman also suffered other injuries in the fall.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A December 9 search using the string “Matthew Pugh assault 69 woman Trump” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from December 2-4:

From near the top of HuffPost’s front page on December 2, 2016.

Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick Don’t Know How To Quit Each Other

An Honest Discussion About What Happens When A Lesbian Comes Out As Bi

Trump’s Tie Is Held Together With Scotch Tape

Woman Sees Screaming Face Of ‘Trump’ Inside Red Pepper

Let’s Talk About The Natural Hair That Slayed The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


(2j) November 13, New York, NY: Radical Islamists join radical anti-Trump protesters, call for terror campaign in America

On November 14, the blog Legal Insurrection, run by Cornell Law professor William Jacobson, released videos in which the Islamist hate group Students for Justice in Palestine joined anti-Trump protesters, and called for an “intifada” (terror campaign) in America:

Anti-Israel activists already trying to hijack anti-Trump protests, by William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection, November 14, 2016. Excerpts:

Anti-Israel activists, usually acting under the banner of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, repeatedly try to hijack unrelated causes to turn them against Israel.  We have documented such actions many times, including with regard to Ferguson (Michael Brown) and Baltimore (Freddie Gray) riots, Eric Garner protests, the Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protest, domestic U.S. police shootings, Reclaim MLK marches, and the Black Lives Matter movement, among others. […]

NYC-SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine), an extremist group that believes peaceful protests and boycotts are inadequate, is urging the protests turn into an Intifada — the violent serious of suicide bombings, shootings and knifings that have taken thousands of lives.

This week, ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’ participated in an NYC protest and chanted : “Trump, Obama, you will feel the Intifada,” once against demonstrating clear-cut (bipartisan) calls to violence. Palestinian intifadas have resulted in the brutal murder of hundreds of Israeli (and American) civilians through terror attacks by Palestinians. A call for “intifada” is a call to violence.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A December 11 search using the string “Intifada Students for Justice in Palestine New York Trump protest” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from November 15-17:

From near the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 16, 2016.

‘Possibilities Are Open’ For LGBTQ Disney Princess, Directors Say

This Photo Of A 3-Year-Old Defying Donald Trump Is What We Need Now

This Photo Of Young Joe Biden Is A Big F**king Deal (day 3)

James Corden Hits All The Right Notes In Sainsbury’s ‘Greatest Gift’ Christmas Commercial

This Country Has Gone To The Birds, And This Bird Has Gone Donald Trump


(2k) November 20, San Antonio, TX: Two high school students and their teacher were punished for putting on a play that graphically depicted the assassination of Trump

This story was covered by HuffPost parent company AOL, the Washington Times, and numerous other national news outlets.  From the CBS affiliate in Dallas:

2 Students, Teacher Reprimanded For Trump Assassination Skit, CBSDFW.com (Dallas, TX), November 18, 2016. Excerpt:

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Two 10th-grade students at a San Antonio high school and their teacher have been reprimanded for the performance of a skit portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the skit, titled “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” was performed last week at Marshall High School. One of the boys used a gunfire sound effect from a cellphone; the other boy, playing Trump, fell to the ground.

Barry Perez, spokesman for the Northside Independent School District, said the “appropriate action” had been taken against the three, and that the teacher had apologized.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A November 30 search using the string “Marshall High School assassination Trump” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from November 19-21:

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This explicit pictorial, part of HuffPosts’s near-daily Kardashian worship, appeared near the top of its front page on November 20, 2016.

Raise Your (Ice Cream) Glasses To Birthday Boy Joe Biden

Kylie Celebrates Tyga’s BDay With NSFW Photoshoot We Can Never Unsee

Anna Kendrick Had The Best Response To A Guy Giving Her An Orgasm (day 3)

Ugly Produce Pizza (day 2)

Alec Baldwin Returns To ‘SNL’ As Man Without A Plan Trump


November 9, Oakland, CA: Veteran war photojournalist was severely beaten by anti-Trump protesters

From the Daily Mail (UK):

‘I’ve never experienced anything like it’: War photojournalist is hospitalized after savage beating by four anti-Trump activists while covering the protests in Oakland, by Emily Crane and James Wilkinson, Dailymail.com, November 10, 2016. Excerpts:

A photojournalist who spent years covering conflicts in the Middle East was brutally attacked while covering an anti-Trump protest in Oakland, California. Kyle Ludowitz was left with a fractured cheekbone and abrasions when four men attacked him on Wednesday night as he took photos of protesters wreaking havoc across the city.

The 27-year-old was hospitalized and had both his cameras, which were worth $5,000, destroyed in the violent attack. ‘I was mostly being punched in the face until I fell to the ground. I tried to protect my gear and they started kicking,’ Mr Ludowitz told Dailymail.com. […]

Some protesters threw bottles at officers and torched a police car, while an office block was also attacked, smeared with ‘f*** Trump’ and ‘kill Trump’ graffiti. 

Photojournalist Kyle Ludowitz, 27, was hospitalized with a fractured cheekbone and abrasions.


November 23, New York, NY: Four white Catholic high school girls attacked by black mob in a racially-motivated hate crime on city bus

From the NY Post:

Bus driver allegedly does nothing while black teens attack white schoolgirls, by Shawn Cohen, Reuven Fenton and Linda Massarella, NY Post, November 23, 2016. Excerpt:

Four white 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl friends laughing and chatting on their usual bus ride home were targeted in an unprovoked, racial attack that left them bloody and bruised, the teens told The Post Wednesday.

“Oh, white girl got money!” a young black man sitting with a friend commented as the girls travelled on the BX8 bus around 3 p.m. Tuesday after dismissal from St. Catharine’s Academy in the Pelham Gardens section of The Bronx.

Before they knew it, the boys called up some female friends, who boarded a few stops away — and the girls said the group punched and kicked them while grabbing clumps of their hair. […]  Before they knew it, six to eight young black girls got on the bus and all hell broke loose.

“All I remember is seeing the bus doors open and these girls have me by the ankles,” LT said. “One of the guys had me by my hair and punched me in the jaw.” The driver stopped the bus in the middle of the block and when she opened the door, the gang escaped with a backpack, which contained an iPad and some cash, LT said. […]

The girls called police and were taken to Jacobi Medical Center for minor cuts and bruises.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A December 12 search using the string “Attack girls bus St. Catharine’s Academy Oh, white girl got money” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from November 23-25:

From near the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 25, 2016.

Taylor Swift Can’t Stop Dancing Even During Mannequin Challenge

Hillary Clinton Met With A Heartwarming Surprise On Thanksgiving Day

CNN Probably Did Not Actually Show Porn Thanksgiving Night

How A Mysterious ‘Voice’ Led Billy Ray Cyrus To His First Record Deal

There’s Evidence A Shocking Death Is Coming On ‘The Walking Dead’

 


November 23, New York, NY: A black Queens man tried to murder a white subway rider, screaming “I HATE PEOPLE!”

From the New York Daily News:

Queens man cuffed for trying to push straphanger onto Harlem subway tracks; yelled, ‘I hate white people’, by Graham Rayman, New York Daily News, November 23, 2016, 11:25am.

Cops busted a Queens man for trying to push a straphanger onto the subway tracks in Harlem and yelling, “I hate white people!” Police cuffed Gary Weeks, 51, of Wavecrest for the bizarre attack Monday at 2 p.m. at the 4-5-6 subway station at 125th St. and Lexington Ave., officials said.

The straphanger was waiting for a northbound train when Weeks walked up to him and tried to push him onto the tracks. The victim got away from Weeks, as other people started pointing and yelling at the attacker to simmer down.

He then began yelling about his hatred for whites.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A December 12 search using the string “NY subway Gary Weeks I hate white people” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from November 24-26:

From the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 26, 2016.

Yoda Strikes Back Against Seagulls In Bonkers Lip Reading Battle

Hero Or Dictator? Iconic Photos From Fidel Castro’s Extraordinary Life

Dog Loves Santa Toy So Much, Her Humans Took Her To See The Real Thing

Tom Hanks Still Loves How His Buttocks Looked In ‘Forrest Gump’

The Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes That You Deserve

 


November 20, Silver Spring, MD: Jewish Trump supporter’s home vandalized with swastika

And according to the homeowner, Thomas Roszkowski, this was the latest in a string of vandalism that occurred at his home since he began displaying pro-Trump signs in his yard.

Police investigate swastika vandalism at Silver Spring Trump supporter’s home, by Jack Pointer, WTOP.com (Washington, DC), November 21, 2016. Excerpt:

WASHINGTON — A supporter of President-elect Donald Trump found a swastika spray-painted on the front door of his Montgomery County, Maryland, home early Sunday morning and now police are investigating it as a possible case of “hate-biased” vandalism.

Thomas Roszkowski of the Four Corners area of Silver Spring, also reported to police an American flag that had been hanging from a tree in yard, had also been stolen. Roszkowski said he thinks the vandalism is connected to previous incidents, including the theft of a “Trump/Pence” election sign from his front yard late last month.

“First they stole my yard sign, then I got a bigger sign,” said the Vietnam veteran, 72.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A December 12 search using the string “Thomas Roszkowski swastika” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from November 22-24 (three days after WTOP first reported this story):

From near the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 21, 2016.

People Are Freaking Out Over The Colors Of These Flip-Flops

Stop What You’re Doing And Look At These Sexy French Farmers

Gigi Hadid Breaks Out Brutal Melania Trump Impression At The AMAs

Selena Gomez’s Comeback Speech Is Something Everyone Should Hear

Laura Jane Grace’s Advice For Trans Youth Who Are Coming Out


November 24, Chicago, IL: Black Lives Matter announces plan to blockade white-owned businesses

From the Daily Caller:

Black Lives Matter Plans To Block White-Owned Businesses On Black Friday, by Amber Randall, Daily Caller, November 24, 2016. Excerpt:

Black Lives Matter and other groups plan to block white-owned Chicago stores on Black Friday to bring awareness about police shootings, economic issues and alleged racism.

Local churches, Black Lives Matter and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression will block stores along Michigan Avenue and prevent customers from entering stores for the second year in a row, reports Crain’s Chicago Business.

A big part of the protest is to force on people that it’s important to shop at businesses that aren’t owned by white men, Kimberly Veal, a leader of Black Lives Matter, said. It’s not yet known who owns the businesses that will be targeted as part of this effort.  “One of the cornerstones about why we’re boycotting on Black Friday is to attempt to redirect people to businesses owned by people of color and women, and explain why it’s important to patronize these businesses,” Veal explained.

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Black Lives Matter protesters blocking the entrance to Water Tower Place. (Photo: Crains)

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

A December 12 search using the string “Kimberly Veal block white businesses Chicago Black Lives Matter” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from November 25-27 (three days after the Daily Caller first reported this story):

From HuffPost’s front page on November 26, 2016.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Fires Back At Paparazzi With Sexy Bikini Pics

Fat Boy The Cat Finally Rescued After 9 Days Atop Power Pole

Hillary Clinton Met With A Heartwarming Surprise On Thanksgiving Day

Stop Everything And Watch This Baby Running Off With A Recording Phone

All The Greatest Turkey Pardons Ever


November 11, New York, NY: Anti-bullying advocate arrested for physically assaulting elderly Trump supporter

No, this is not a joke.

Black Lives Matter ‘Anti-Bullying’ Activist Arrested For Assaulting 74-Year-Old Man At Trump Protest, by Justin Caruso, The Daily Caller, November 11, 2016.

A 23-year-old woman shoved a geriatric man to the ground Thursday night during protests outside the Trump Hotel in New York City.

The woman, identified as Brooklyn resident Shacara McLaurin, allegedly pushed the older man to the ground after he yelled “All Lives Matter.” The incident happened around 10:45 pm, according to the Daily Mail.

An NYPD spokesperson said the man “suffered substantial pain and dizziness.”

The assailant was associated with Black Lives Matter and was noted for being an anti-bullying activist with the group Stomp Out Bullying.

Anti-bullying activist Shacara McLaurin, 23, as she was arrested for physically assaulting an elderly Trump supporter.

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story. 

Anyone who follows HuffPost knows that had this situation been reversed, it is highly likely that it would have featured this story at the top of its front page.  Instead, as a December 20 search at HuffPost using the string “Shacara McLaurin” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that HuffPost published on its front page, from November 12-14 (three days after the Daily Caller first reported this story):

From the top of HuffPost’s front page on November 16, 2016.

Bill Maher Calls On Democrats To ‘Stop Being So Nice’

My First Time Sleeping — And Falling In Love — With Another Woman

This Entitled Cat Will Sit Wherever It Damn Wants

Michael Moore Predicts Donald Trump Won’t Last 4 Years

Whatever You Do This Thanksgiving, Just DO NOT Wash Your Turkey

 

November 11, Hollywood, CA: Fox News reported that actress Lea DeLaria said on Instagram that she wants to ‘take out’ Trump supporters with baseball bat:

“Or pick up a baseball bat and take out every f–king republican and independent I see.”

HuffPost ignored the story. Instead, it featured on its front page A, B, C.

 


(3) Examples of HuffPost giving top coverage to alleged hate crimes against people in the Favored Groups — then ignoring or downplaying proof that they were hoaxes

On November 11, HuffPost published the following “news” story at the top of its front page.

SaveTheWest: An anonymous party painted this swastika on the baseball field dugout wall of a private property, in Wellsville, NY; yet HuffPost blamed it and all the other acts on Trump supporters/conservatives.

Countless Acts Of Hate Have Been Carried Out Since Trump’s Win; This is just the beginning, by Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post, November 11, 2016. Excerpt:

Day one of Donald Trump’s America came with countless acts of hate that were carried out by his supporters against several of the country’s most marginalized groups.

Day two was no different, nor the days following.

Since Election Day, there have been more than 200 acts of election-related intimidation and harassment across the U.S., according to a survey by the Southern Poverty Law Center. People from all types of communities ― black, Latino, Muslim, Jewish, Asian, queer people, women ― have been physically harmed, slandered with hate speech or been the targets of racist graffiti.

As noted earlier, the Southern Poverty Law Center, HuffPost’s sole source reporting on all these “hate” incidents, has been thoroughly discredited; see here.  As also noted earlier, it is SaveTheWest’s belief that even one (actual) hate crime is too many.

That said, here is a sampling of the “hate” crimes and incidents that HuffPost rushed to its front page, which:

  • it claimed or implied were legitimate, even though in most cases there was no proof whatsoever to support the claim, or of who perpetrated the act
  • Failed to provide new headlines, when these “hate” incidents turned out to be hoaxes, or perpetrated by the complainant

November 11: HuffPost reported that students at Southern Illinois University dressed in blackface in response to Trump victory — but it was proved untrue a day before, and HuffPost never updated its story

Continuing from the story above, HuffPost featured this entry:

This “news” story was Tweeted on November 10 by Shaun King, a Black Lives Matter supporter, who is also a “journalist” at the New York Daily News.  King’s allegation — which HuffPost posted and thus legitimized — was:

White students @ Southern Illinois University (@SIUC) decided to put on blackface and pose in front of a Confederate Flag to celebrate Trump

Just one tiny problem: the left-leaning Snopes, the fact-checking website, debunked King’s allegation on November 10 — one day before HuffPost published its “story.” But thanks to HuffPost ignoring the reality, this fake “news” story got re-Tweeted nearly 14,000 times:

And as of December 14, more than a month after it published this fake “story,” HuffPost has still not updated it, to indicate to its readers that it has been debunked:


 

 

That is not what these students were doing, and had King or HuffPost done even the most basic fact-checking, they would have known it:

 

 

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On November 11, HuffPost published the above splash headline, which led to this story page, that claimed Trump supporters had committed “countless” acts of hate, in the two days since the election. It did this even though it knew, or should have known, that none of them had been proven, and the evidence strongly suggested they never occurred — and that in a sizable number of these cases, the “hate crimes” were perpetrated by the complainants [see (2)]. Further, in nearly every article it wrote about this incendiary allegation, it cited the Southern Poverty Law Center, a repeatedly discredited, radical leftist smear group whose vitriol is so incendiary that it helped to inspire a terrorist act. Excerpts:

Countless Acts Of Hate Have Been Carried Out Since Trump’s Win: This is just the beginning, by Lilly Workneh, Huffington Post, November 11, 2016.

Day one of Donald Trump’s America came with countless acts of hate that were carried out by his supporters against several of the country’s most marginalized groups.

Day two was no different, nor the days following.

Since Election Day, there have been more than 200 acts of election-related intimidation and harassment across the U.S., according to a survey by the Southern Poverty Law Center. People from all types of communities ― black, Latino, Muslim, Jewish, Asian, queer people, women ― have been physically harmed, slandered with hate speech or been the targets of racist graffiti.

The same day, however (November 11), a detailed report emerged at Reason.com that exposed the fact that a significant number of these alleged “hate crimes” were actually hoaxes, or were perpetrated by the complainant:

There Is No Violent Hate-Crimewave in ‘Trump’s America’: Please stop spreading unsubstantiated stories of Trump-induced terror, by Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason.com, November 11, 2016. Excerpt:

[A] Muslim female student at the University of Louisiana… claimed to have had her hijab ripped off and her wallet stolen the day after Trump’s election by two white men wearing Trump hats. But on Thursday, local police announced that the young woman had admitted she fabricated the story. “This incident is no longer under investigation,” the Lafayette Police Department said in a press release.

In another incident, this one in San Diego, a young Muslim woman’s purse and car were stolen by one white male and one Hispanic male. While the men allegedly made negative comments about Muslims, it seems car stealing was more their motivation than harassment or intimidation—which is obviously shitty, but not necessarily a Trump-inspired act of bigotry.

And an alleged incident of a gay man named Chris Ball getting beaten up by Trump supporters in Santa Monica on election night seems to have not happened the way it was initially recounted, if the incident even happened at all. The Santa Monica Police Department posted a message to Facebook Thursday saying that neither the department nor city officials had “received any information indicating this crime occurred in the City of Santa Monica” and “a check of local hospitals revealed there was no victim of any such incident admitted or treated.”

Other instances of “Trump inspired” violence and vandalism have also turned out to be hoaxes or misinterpretations. An alleged Ku Klux Klan rally in honor of Trump’s victory turned out to be an old photo of conservatives carrying U.S., Gadsden, and Christian flags that were billowing out in a manner mistaken in a grainy photo for Klan robes. There were no Southern Illinois University students posting blackface selfies to social media after Trump’s win.

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HuffPost published this story on November 11. Yet one day earlier, Snopes debunked it, in detail, here.

And in a follow-up report, Reason.com exposed even more cases of fake hate crimes in the wake of the election:

Hate Crimes, Hoaxes, and Hyperbole: A reality check for all sides, by Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason.com, November 18, 2016. Excerpt:

Swastikas spray-painted on softball dugouts. Steve Bannon getting appointed to the White House. There’s been lots of spooky stuff going down in America since Donald Trump was elected president. When I reported last Friday that there had been “no violent hate-crimewave” happening—emphasis on the word violent—it was to dispel widespread rumors of a post-election surge in physical attacks on gay, transgender, and non-white Americans by emboldened and bigoted Trump supporters. Thankfully, this still holds true. While the public expression of nativist, racist, sexist, or anti-LGBT sentiments may have experienced a post-election upswing, incidents of actual altercations or attacks have still been very rare. […]

Regarding the rash of hateful graffiti and signs popping up this week: while some was certainly meant to offend or inspire terror, other times it has turned out to be the work of anti-Trump forces who intended it as commentary on how they perceive “Trump’s America.” For instance, the message scrawled on an Elon University whiteboard post-election—”Bye Bye Latinos Hasta La Vista“—was actually “written by a Latino student who was upset about the results of the election and wrote the message as a satirical commentary,” according the school’s vice president for student life. The same for a Nazi flag that went up over a house in San Francisco last week.

In Pittsburg, California, a sign reading “You can hang a n****r from a tree / Equal rights he will never see!” was posted aside a house, and shared in a photo on Twitter November 12 by a man who wrote: “My sister texted this to me 10 minutes ago. Our democracy is being tested even in California.” This post was retweeted more than 4,200 times. But it turns out the sign was posted by a black man, on his own house, long before last week in protest of a grievance the man has with the court system. “Police said they planned to cite the man for the banner’s message,” reported the East Bay Times, “but upon further review Monday discovered that they already did so last week.”


December 5: HuffPost ignored a report that showed how its go-to “civil rights” group did not report the proliferation of “hate crimes” against white students that its own teacher survey revealed

Report buried Trump-related ‘hate crimes’ against white kids, by Paul Sperry, New York Post, December 5, 2016. Excerpt:

At least 2,000 educators around the country reported racist slurs and other derogatory language leveled against white students in the first days after Donald Trump was elected president. But the group that surveyed the teachers didn’t publish the results in its report on Trump-related “hate crimes.”  The SPLC’s widely cited report — “The Trump Effect: The Impact of the 2016 Presidential Election on Our Nation’s Schools” — reported that 40 percent of the more than 10,000 educators who responded to the survey “have heard derogatory language directed at students of color, Muslims, immigrants and people based on gender or sexual orientation.” […]

But the SPLC didn’t present the whole story. The Montgomery, Ala.-based nonprofit self-censored results from a key question it asked educators — whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “I have heard derogatory language or slurs about white students.”

Asked last week to provide the data, SPLC initially said it was having a hard time getting the information “from the researchers.” Pressed, SPLC spokeswoman Kirsten Bokenkamp finally revealed that “about 20 percent answered affirmatively to that question.”

HuffPost’s search engine proves it completely ignored this story.  A December 8 search using the string “SPLC Paul Sperry NY Post” returned zero results.  Instead, here is a sampling of the “news” stories that it posted on its front page, from September 29-October 1:

 

 

(4) Supplement: Examples of HuffPost’s racial bias regarding hate speech


(1) HuffPost accurately reported that a white guest on CNN said “the n word,” but buried the fact that he shared their political ideology, and was lying in the context in which he used it —

It is SaveTheWest’s view that the “n-word” should never be used, by anyone, for any purpose.  But if it is used, anyone who reports it has a responsibility to depict its use accurately, and in proper context.  In this regard, HuffPost not only failed, given the above evidence, this was not an accident.

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(2) HuffPost completely ignored the numerous racist statements on CNN and other TV networks by a black leftist, the former press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders

Anyone who knows HuffPost knows that, given the “headline jihads” it embarks upon when it wants to smear a conservative as a “racist” or “white supremacist” (even with no evidence), if it obtained video of a white conservative (a) saying “we don’t need black/Hispanic/Muslim people leading the Republican Party,” and (b) mocking people of another skin color who had been physically assaulted by his contemporaries — on video — it would have gone nuclear.

But when a notorious black leftist did these things on national TV, HuffPost completely ignored it.

VIDEO: Former Sanders Aide: ‘We Don’t Need White People Leading the Democratic Party’, By Rick Moran, PJMedia, November 24, 2016. Excerpt:

A former spokesperson for Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign said on CNN that the Democratic Party needs “diversity” at the top levels of the Democratic National Committee, and added that “we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now.”

Symone Sanders also noted Dean’s criticism of Bernie Sanders and considered it a mark against his bid to lead the democratic party.

VIDEO: Dem Strategist Mocks Trump Supporter Beat Up By Mob: ‘Oh My Goodness, Poor White People!’, by Alex Griswold, MediaIte, November 14th, 2016. Excerpt:

Trump supporter Carl Higbie retorted that there was violence on both sides, and that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama hadn’t bothered to denounce the violence at anti-Trump rallies. “I’m sorry, hate crimes and protesting are not the same things…” Sanders responded. “A hate crime is a crime that is committed against somebody because of their religion, because of what they look like, because of their sexual orientation. That’s not the same thing as protesting.”

“What do you say to the people who dragged a poor white guy out of a car and beat him?” asked Higbie.

“Oh my goodness, poor white people! Please!” she responded. “Oh my– stop. Stop, Carl.”

HuffPost’s own search engine proves it completely ignored all of Sanders’ racist statements.  A November 28 search of her name shows that HuffPost published not a single item featuring her name since September 29, 2016.


(3) HuffPost completely ignored a story out of Montreal, Canada, about a man who claims he cleans swastika graffiti off of buildings there “every day.”

Cleaning up Montreal, 1 swastika at a time: Corey Fleischer says he’s removed hundreds of hateful scrawls all over the island, for free, by Kristin Falcao, CBC News, November 16, 2016.

HuffPost’s own search engine proves it completely ignored this story.  A November 28 search of her name shows that HuffPost published not a single item featuring her name since September 29, 2016.


(x) HuffPost completely ignored a high-profile Black Lives Matter supporter who claimed the man who murdered

On July 7, 2016, a black gunman, Micah Johnson, upset by what he alleged is police shootings of black suspects, ambushed and assassinated five Dallas police officers with a sniper rifle.

Soon after, a high-profile black celebrity, Kalyn Chapman James, the former Ms. Alabama, who now has her own TV show, said that she views Johnson as “a martyr.”

VIDEO: TV Host, Former Miss Alabama Calls Dallas Cop Killer a ‘Martyr’, FoxNews.com, July 12, 2016.  Excerpt:

UPDATE: James was grilled on her incendiary remarks by Sean Hannity Tuesday night. Watch the interview, here.

A woman who became the first black Miss Alabama triggered a fierce backlash by expressing mixed emotions about the attack that killed five police officers in Dallas.

Kalyn Chapman James, who was crowned Miss Alabama in 1993, recorded an emotional video message (above) Sunday morning after leaving church, calling the attacker a “martyr.” […]

“I’m sick of this and something has to be done, period. I don’t know what else to say. It’s a lot to deal with and I know I’m not the only one feeling this way,” she said through tears.

HuffPost did publish an apology by James, allegedly at 12:32pm on July 12, as this December 6, 2016 search shows.  This story, however, never showed up on HuffPost’s front page, however, as searches with the Internet Archive demonstrate (July 12, and July 13), taken after 11:00pm each day.  Search “apolog” reveals no mention of this story on either page, as demonstrated in this July 13 screencap:

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Bias and hate crimes, defined

Bias is defined as:

A personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment; prejudice

A hate crime is defined by the FBI as:

“A criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender[ …] gender identity, [or politca”


HuffPost’s publicly-stated content standards and practices

“If you’re looking for the usual flame-throwing, name-calling, and simplistic attack dog rhetoric, don’t bother coming to the Huffington Post.”

– Arianna Huffington interview with Newsweek

“[At HuffPost] there are guidelines that have to be followed — and they include a prohibition on conspiracy theories or inflammatory claims […] what the great historian Richard Hofstadter called ‘the paranoid style in American politics,’ which he defined as angry minds that traffic in ‘heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy,’ and that see ‘the fate of conspiracy in apocalyptic terms… always manning the barricades of civilization’.”

– Arianna Huffington blog article

“[W]e believe strongly that the Huffington Post Community should be a safe and welcoming space for all individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, any rudeness, insults, hate, hostility, or negativity may be removed… [W]e are dedicated to maintaining a respectful, engaging and informative conversation.”

– HuffPost comment policy

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