Jacob Blake’s a hero?
today at 10:43 am
The way the New York Times tells it, he is a hero.
But as Ben Shapiro points out in this tweet:
The only mention of his alleged crimes — for which there was an open warrant, and the alleged victim of whom called the police in the first place — comes in paragraph 17, and is as vague as humanly possible.
The paragraph says:
By videoconference from his hospital bed, Mr. Blake pleaded not guilty on Friday to three domestic charges against him, including a sexual assault count. The charges were filed in July. On the day Mr. Blake was shot, the woman who reported the assault called 911, saying that Mr. Blake was at her home. The Kenosha police said they were trying to arrest Mr. Blake when the shooting occurred. [Emphasis added.]
Need we go over the passionate response to any report of sexual abuse that emanates from the left? Such as the failed attempt to hang Supreme Court Justice Brent Kavanaugh with such an accusation during his confirmation hearings?
Blake deserves justice just as do the accused Kenosha police officer. Judgment will be in the hands of a judge and a jury. And I’m not making a judgment about the charge against Blake. My point is the soaring hypocrisy of the New York Times demonstrated by this (what used to be called in journalism) “puff piece.”
It appears from the video of his attempted arrest and police shooting that he was either going for a knife inside his car or he was planning on fleeing the police with three of his children in car. If that’s true, in my book he’s not a hero.
P.S. Here’s a way to identify a reporter’s bias: Look at how the story concludes. If it comes with a quote that casts a good light on a subject, it’s a good bet that it’s where the reporter stands. Thus, the final graphs of the New York Times story:
“The way he’s trying to be a strong Black father for his children is the way that he’s taking on the mission of this movement,” Mr. Crump said.
Porche Bennett, an organizer with Black Lives Activists Kenosha, or BLAK, said on Sunday that there would be no pressure on Mr. Blake to publicly take up their cause or to become an outspoken advocate for the movement.
“We know we’ve got his support,” she said.
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