Over at American Thinker, editor, Thomas Lifson, reports on a very misleading report by CBS Radio about the recent racial attack in Chicago by four black “yutes” on a mentally disabled, young white man:
In the brief Thursday morning report– which attracted attention when a listener posted the clip on Reddit Friday– here’s how CBS characterized the attack:
The viral video of a beating and knife attack in Chicago suggests the assault had racial overtones. CBS’s Dean Reynolds tells us the victim is described as a mentally-challenged teenager.
In the video he is choked and repeatedly called the n-word. His clothes are slashed and he is terrorized with a knife. His alleged captors repeatedly reference Donald Trump. Police are holding four people in connection with the attack. [Emphasis added by Mediaite]
The report is technically correct, but widely misleading. By noting the attackers used the n-word during a racially-motivated attack while “referencing” Donald Trump, the clear implication is that the victim was black and his attackers were racist Trump fans.
Now we have some fairly sharp readers here at TAH, folks at accomplished at separating truth from fiction, the purpose of the site in fact, and yet I’ll wager that almost every one of you who heard nothing more than this report:
In the video he is choked and repeatedly called the n-word. His clothes are slashed and he is terrorized with a knife. His alleged captors repeatedly reference Donald Trump. Police are holding four people in connection with the attack.
Would be fairly sure that the victim was black and the yutes were white, right? And that, folks, is precisely why why ol’ Poe believes American journalism needs to be thoroughly and completely purged, from high school journalism teachers right on through college journalism departments up to and including the highest positions in the media news industry.