MSM Divide Tactics on Full Display as More Concern Given to MAGA Hat Than Standing Rock Abuse
MSM Divide Tactics on Full Display as More Concern Given to MAGA Hat Than Standing Rock Abuse by Matt Agorist – The Free Thought Project
Where was the mainstream media during Standing Rock, Bayou Bridge, police murders, sex trafficking, and in-custody deaths of Native Americans?
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last several days, you have likely seen what could go down in history as one of the most mischaracterized, yet most divisive videos ever reported in the media. The video, showing an odd confrontation between a white teenage boy and a Native American veteran has served as a catalyst for calls of killing children, burning down schools, and even prompting Disney film producer Jack Morrissy to call for the killing of #MAGAkids.
The mainstream media, who is devoted to stoking hatred and divide among Americans is likely seething with vitriolic pride in the horrific hate storm they whipped up by pitting white Trump supporters against Native Americans and their supporters.
As stated yesterday, what this case illustrates is the media’s power to manipulate outrage among those who blindly consume it. By failing to tell the entire story, preconceived stereotypes are used to stoke a divisive picture that is destined to get clicks and views.
Society’s own biases are being used against us to sell false hatred and it’s making these companies billions of dollars.
Just as the Gillette commercial was used to provoke outrage on the right, this kid in a MAGA hat was used to stoke outrage on the left. The inevitable results of such divisive tactics are a less cohesive society and a windfall of profits for those who keep us fighting.
To further back up this claim, we need only look at the selective outrage when it comes to reporting on the plight of Native Americans and the almost non-existent coverage by the mainstream media when this group is being actively abused, mistreated, and even murdered.
Over the weekend, a kid wearing a MAGA hat creepily stared into the eyes of a Native America man and the media took this non-story and whipped it into a proverbial shit storm of controversy. There have been countless op-eds and articles decrying the MAGA wearing boy and his entire school and endless hours of talking heads parroting the false narrative that this boy was some how a member of the ku klux klan.
But where was this same media when Native American Jorden Stevens, a member of the Cocopah Indian Tribe in Yuma, Arizona was beaten to death by ten cops—on video—and no one was charged?
Even though Stevens’ death was ruled a homicide and his death recorded on the cameras of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) Adult Detention Center, not a single officer was charged. Surely, a Native American man being beaten to death by ten agents of the government after being held in jail over a questionable disorderly conduct charge is a greater travesty than a MAGA hat wearing teen creepily staring into the eyes of Nathan Phillips in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Apparently it was not.
Where was this same media when Native Americans were being beaten, gassed, and even shot in North Dakota as they peacefully defended their sacred land during Standing Rock?