Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Top Reported Hate Crimes Are Fake News

Ever since Hillary Clinton lost the election, the left-wing noise machine has been blaming “fake news” for her loss. Granted, fake news does exist as a real problem, but the irony is that many of these left-wing rags are the ones guilty of peddling the stuff. Case in point has been their recent fear-mongering over a fake “hate crime” epidemic following Trump's election.

Remember the predominantly black church in Mississippi that was burned to the ground after being vandalized with “Vote Trump” graffiti? Still assume the culprit was a skinhead neo-Nazi Trump supporter? Turns out the real culprit was actually a member of that church’s own congregation!

And remember the Muslim girl who went missing after allegedly being assaulted by angry Trump supporters? The NYPD had confirmed that she lied about the attack and ran away from home herself.

And just recently, I’m sure most of you have seen the video of a young man who was kicked off of an airplane for speaking Arabic, a story that went viral enough to prompt a #BoycottDelta backlash:

The "poor" young man in question is actually Adam Saleh, an infamous YouTuber known for creating countless prank videos, of which his recent video was one of them. (I can only assume he receives his inspiration from Sam Pepper!)

Yes, turns out he wasn’t kicked off the plane for speaking Arabic, but rather for shouting and acting disruptive on the plane in order to illicit a response for one of his "prank" videos.

Now don’t get me wrong: while these three stories were revealed to be fake, there are still many other hate crimes that are real, and we shouldn’t use these fake stories to discredit them.

Nevertheless, we should consider these fake news stories as a lesson to not always believe everything you hear in the media, especially when that media tries to cry wolf about “fake news.” They very well may be the ones propagating it.