“That’s all I can stands, cuz I can’t stands no more!”
“[Megyn] Kelly happily trafficked in racist tropes for profit…asking repeatedly whether the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown were necessarily related to race..
Nope. I can’t let this pass, and will never let this pass again. The context doesn’t matter: Lindy West’s statement above is a lie, and deliberately perpetuate a falsehood to mislead Times readers, or perhaps to encourage them to mislead others. The New York Times editors should not allow lies the paper’s pages, not in news stories, and not from pundits. West can, if she chooses, state the factually untenable opinion that she believes the deaths of Garner and Brown were based on race. She cannot state that the position that their deaths were not based on race is a “racist trope,” which requires facts and evidence showing that either or both deaths were race-related.
There is no such evidence in either case. None, Not a shred, not an iota. Lindy West is calling Megyn Kelly a racist based on an assumption she holds because it is cant within her circles despite no evidence whatsoever. That is unethical punditry, and no responsible newspaper should allow such falsity in print.
Is there any evidence that the white police officers who gang-tackled Garner when he resisted arrest, causing his death, would not have tackled a 350 pound white man resisting arrest? Nope.
Is there any evidence that Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson would not have shot a very large white man who had tried to take his weapon from and was charging him? No. None at all.
Both false narratives are Black Lives Matter propaganda. The New York Times, as a professional news organization, should not allow false narratives in its pages without clarification and correction. I am particularly sick of these false narratives, because they form the foundation of the current unethical and dumb NFL Anthem protests.
I’m not letting them pass again without kicking them on the way by.
Popeye would want it that way.