A couple of years ago, I logged onto the BBC website (back when I still used to commit such folly on a regular basis) to be greeted by headlines screaming of an ATROCITY COMMITTED ON THE PARIS METRO!
As with many people, my initial reaction was that it had been yet another Muslim attack, perhaps a follow-up to the Charlie Hebdo actual-atrocity, which had occurred just a few weeks previously. Whoever it had been committed by, I clicked on the link to discover the grisly details, such as how many people had been killed, how many severely wounded, and how much property damage had been carried out.
Imagine my surprise when the answers to the above came back as: zero, zero, and zero.
The “atrocity”, which the BBC was reporting with the same prominence and vehemence as the Charlie Hebdo killings, turned out to be that a black man had been prevented from boarding a crowded train by some Chelsea football fans, who were in Paris to watch a match between their team and a Parisian one.
Video shows that the man wasn’t punched or physically injured in any way; he was simply pushed back when he attempted to get on the train.
However, the recording did capture something far worse than mere physical assault; it appeared that some chants had emanated from within the train carriage during the episode (chants from football fans! Whatever next?) and one of them was alleged to have gone something like “We’re racist, we’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it, we like it, we like it”.
Obviously, the detail placed the incident on a par with Charlie Hebdo, the 7/7 London bombings, the Paris football suicide bombings which were to happen later that year, the Brussels airport bombing, and many more Islamist attacks which are yet to happen.
Naturally, the BBC coverage reflected this, with the exception that it did not seek to soften or provide excuses for any of the white male heterosexual privileged cisgender terrorists who had committed their act of terroristic terrory terror against this innocent, downtrodden black man. No stories of “cricket-loving”, “frustration about discrimination”, or any of the like here!
The men were hunted down back in Britain, tarred and feathered by the MSM, and barred from every football ground in the country. Meanwhile, the black man, sensing an opportunity, claimed to have been so emotionally distraught at being the victim of this horrific terror attack that he was no longer able to work (wink, wink!) and would therefore need to be supported by unemployment welfare benefits, disability welfare benefits (for his trauma, you see); and of course housing welfare benefits, to give him a comfortable place to live while he recovered from his terrible, scarring injuries, a process which would doubtless take several years.
It now transpires that it was not nearly sufficient for the privilege-terrorists to be tried in the court of mainstream media (MSM) public opinion, oh no! They were also tried in an actual court – and of course found guilty – for the crime of “aggravated violence”.Or, as the BBC put it in its headline, “RACISM”!
The BBC helpfully included the video of the incident, so you can see for yourselves the level of “aggravated violence” to which the “victim” was subject. It seems around the same level of “violence” to which Michelle Fields was subject when she grabbed Donald Trump by the arm after one of his campaign rallies, in a similar leftist media fakestorm.
That is to say, not very much.
The Emperor’s New Clothes lunacy goes on. A man gently blocked from entering a crowded train and chanted at by a few drunk football fans becomes a big MSM story, while the kidnapping and torture of a mentally handicapped white kid by four blacks, who force him to say “Fuck white people” and “fuck Donald Trump” during his ordeal, which included him being cut with knives and recorded for Facebook posterity, is relegated to a minor footnote, with the race of its participants edited out.
You don’t need me to tell you what the MSM reaction would have been had four white Trump supporters kidnapped a mentally disabled black kid, cut him, forced him to say “Fuck black people” and “Fuck Barack Obama”, and filmed it all laughingly for social media.
This obvious, naked hypocrisy is why the MSM will soon no longer be the MSM, but rather a series of failed, ignored, vastly lossmaking newspapers and TV channels, kept alive as vanity projects by liberal billionaires (Bezos WaPo anyone?) if indeed they are kept alive at all.