Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Stunning Article in Which a "New Republic" Writer Admits the Left Doesn't Focus on FACTS!

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

In a bizarre article entitled, "Rolling Stone's Rape Article Failed Because it Used Right-wing Tactics to Make a Leftist Point," (…/rolling-stone-retracts-uva-rap…) Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig wrote, "The right, on the other hand, tends to understand politics on the individual level, which fits in neatly with a general obsession with the capital-i Individual. Thus, the right tends to pore over the specific details (FACTS) of high-profile cases like those of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, concluding that if those particular situations were embattled by complications or mitigating factors, then the phenomena they’re meant to represent must not be real either. And if a few highly publicized rapes turn out to be murkier than first represented, then rape itself is not a crisis, just a regrettable and rare anomaly."

In that one stunning statement, Ms Bruenig admits (1) that FACTS don't matter to Leftists, (2) that Liberals/Leftists revile individualism and (3) that the Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin shootings, like the UVA rape allegation were false narratives.

That's a pretty damned amazing admission!
What's more, she's RIGHT!

The Left NEVER has cared much about actual FACTS, just as it doesn't care much about the actual SCIENCE behind the causes they back...they merely cherry pick conclusions that support their own pre-conceived biases, then pretty much say, "We don't need to understand the "science," just accept it."

In short, when TRUTH, or the FACTS get in your way....simply ignore the facts.

The UVA rape allegation chronicled in Rolling Stone wasn't merely a false rape report, like the Tawana Brawley rape hoax, and the Duke LaCrosse rape hoax, it was a case of advocacy "journalism" run amok. The "narrative," in ALL cases must be backed up by the FACTS, or else it's, by definition, a false narrative.
What the REAL narrative of the Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown shootings was is, "We're outraged that young black males can't attack non-blacks with impunity."

THAT'S not a legitimate narrrative. Mike Brown physically attacked a cop whom the DoJ exonerated and was shot because he struggled over that cop's gun ("attempted murder of a police officer"), while all the prevailing evidence in the Trayvon Martin case points to the fact that he assaulted George Zimmerman, struggled over that guy's gun and was shot.

What's part tragic and part fortunate is that because of the Left's focus on such false narratives, some legitimate cases of abuse are overlooked.

I've pointed out at least 3 examples of "bad" police shootings, in the James Boyd shooting in New Mexico (, the John Crawford III shooting in an Ohio Walmart ( and the Levar Jones shooting in South Carolina ('s almost as if the Left WANTS to lose these fights and is actually lobbying against the interests they claim to support.

I suppose NONE of those cases fit the Left's favored "narrative." James Boyd was WHITE, Levar Jones lived and in ALL 3 cases criminal charges have been leveled at police officers.

Unlike the Mike Brown shooting, for instance, where no charges were brought against Police Officer Darren Wilson for having the audacity to defend himself against a violent felon, who'd attempted to wrest his gun away and kill Officer Wilson...then shooting that poor, unarmed violent thug in the process.

Likewise, there ARE many legitimate cases of rape, but the false narrative of the UVA accuser muddies the water for such legitimate cases and brings into focus some very inconvenient FACTS for "rape culture theorists," like the FACT that rapes are down some 64% over the past decade and Campus rape is LESS common than rape in the general public (prison rape remains the MOST common by far). Even far-Left Mother Jones had to acknowledge it in a recent article titled, "Rape Is Way Down Over the Past Two Decades — But So Is All Violent Crime"

See that twist at the end...."But so is ALL Violent Crime." (…/rape-way-down-over-past-two-de…) MJ tries to spin a net POSITIVE into a negative. That's called bullshit "advocacy journalism" and you can fail out of journalism school and STILL be able to engage in that!

Last Refuge has a GREAT article on the New Republic piece;…/moonbats-shout-why-d…/ Its well worth looking at.

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