As I mentioned last week, a TPUSA activist was repeatedly punched in the face by what was apparently a very angry lib.
This is not an “alleged” attack. It’s all on video.
The media chose to COMPLETELY IGNORE IT.
This is REAL HATE folks…And yet, of course, the liberal media chose to completely ignore it. That is… until now.
WaPo is FINALLY covering it. What are they covering? The fact that the Right is “enraged.” How DARE us be angry, when there are important FAKE HATE CRIMES to focus on?!
According to Daily Wire:
The article, titled “A conservative activist was punched in the face at UC Berkeley. The response enraged the right,” is the first and only article the media outlet has published on the attack.
Background: On February 19, an activist working for the Leadership Institute was on the University of California-Berkeley’s campus helping conservative group Turning Point USA recruit students. The activist, Hayden Williams, was not a Berkeley student but was helping recruit when two men approached him on campus and began cursing. One became aggressive and pushed Williams before punching him in the face.
The encounter was caught on video and published by LI’s Campus Reform website. Williams told Fox Business host Stuart Varney that the men confronted him over a sign posted by TP USA that said, “Hate crime hoaxes hurt real victims,” a reference to the Jussie Smollett allegations which are being treated as a hoax by Chicago police.
A week after the attack, Berkeley officials said police had identified a suspect and were preparing to arrest him and charge him with a felony. While police appear to have acted properly, national media outlets treated the story far differently than they did Smollett’s allegations. Newsweek, for example, reported Smollett’s allegations as fact, despite multiple red flags that the story was not plausible. When video of the attack at Berkeley surfaced, Newsweek reported that a conservative student was “allegedly assaulted.” It would be nice to assume the outlet learned from the mistakes of the Smollett case, but given the media’s track record it seems unlikely.
You know what?
I AM ENRAGED.
Berkeley also waited days to condemn the attack, something that doesn’t happen on college campuses when an alleged racist incident occurs. The Post tried to wash over this by saying the university condemned the attack “within days,” as if that were an appropriate amount of time to wait.
A campus-wide email about the assault wasn’t sent until conservative activists complained on Twitter.
So incredibly frustrating.
The Washington Post doesn’t care that this young man was attacked.
The Washington Post cares that Conservatives are being TOO DAMN LOUD about it.