Just this morning, November 16th, 2021, NPR put out a tweet of their article that seemed to imply Boston, Massachusetts is racist for picking an Asian woman as Mayor over three other black candidates. Even the headlines seems to lament the historic first, “Why Boston Will Need To Wait Longer For It’s 1st Elected Black Mayor”. This, despite the fact that Michelle Wu is the first woman and first Asian to be elected as Mayor. Take a look below and see if you agree.
Btw only the tweet is gone. The article is still up. (Though linking or posting the article is probably going to get you a disinformation notice from Twitter in a day or two) #MemoryHoledhttps://t.co/4qQZL8xDTR
— opdroid1234 (@opdroid1234) November 16, 2021
There have been hundreds of tweets in response with far more commenting than liking/loving that tweet itself. Arguments going back and forth have either agreed wholeheartedly, decrying the unfair, racist motivations behind the populace who voted. There are those who think the entire tweet is a joke and that the three African Americans who lost, lost because they didn’t have as strong of a campaign as Wu.
One might wonder if NPR is inciting further racism based on reading the comments within the the Twitter thread alone. Below, a user known as “Free Man” tells the digital world that “People of Color” means nothing to black people because it’s applied to races that hate black people.
This is why the phrase “People of color” means nothing to Black folk, it only benefits either Hispanics or Asians, 2 Groups that practice anti Black racism once they get to America
— FreeMan (@FBA_BadMan) November 16, 2021
One thing is certain, however, and that’s NPRs need (and the rest of mainstream media) to bring race into everything political. It’s almost as if election winners aren’t voted in by constituents, but selected based on the proper usage of gender pronouns and being born with the right pigmentation of skin.
Fortunately not everyone is falling for the media’s attempts to tear them apart. As one user pointed out, the woman who wrote the article/tweet is in fact white herself. One wonders whom she voted for and if she voted for the best candidate or for whoever would ease her sense of white guilt or racism.
Feeling really weird about a white woman working overtime to stoke animosity between POC just to get clicks. pic.twitter.com/Q807irgIsL
— Lou Anon (@louAnonAnon) November 16, 2021
Wow, NPR. Very disappointed. Thought you were better than this.
— AHLautz (@AHLautz) November 16, 2021
As seen in the tweet above, this user is actually surprised by the article. And below we see several other mainstream journalists are calling out NPR for the stunt.
From MSNBC, Noah Rothman finds it “interesting which firsts” when it comes to race and gender are celebrated and which are demonized.
Interesting which firsts are hailed as indicative of social transformation and which are caveated and contextualized into oblivion. https://t.co/aw9kALWffP
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) November 16, 2021
Stephen L. Miller brings up a great point as well.
Curious how many times “Whats the racial angle on this?” is spoken in media news outlet pitch meetings or written in slack channels on a daily basis.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 16, 2021
Because of the headline, many are now calling for the defunding of NPR.
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) November 16, 2021
The only real racism left in America are progressive woke racism and systemic mainstream media racism. pic.twitter.com/7k5X5rxZ0x
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) November 16, 2021
Defund NPR. Way too biased towards progressive ideology to be considered neutral https://t.co/Qfvg8ae5nT
— Stonemermaid (@Maureen96298305) November 12, 2021
This isn’t the first time that NPR has shown their obvious bias, either. CNS News reported this past August that NPR has “lifted the thin veil” of unbiased news reports entirely when they created a new policy that allows their journalists to stop using vague language or headlines, and allows them to become social and political activists.
“The new policy eliminates the blanket prohibition from participating in ‘marches, rallies and public events,’ as well as vague language that directed NPR journalists to avoid personally advocating for ‘controversial’ or ‘polarizing’ issues,” NPR announced Wednesday.”
This has been heavily taken advantage of during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial as well..
— Defund Everything (@DefundTheIRS) November 9, 2021
A former NPR CEO, Ken Stern, dropped a story with the New York Post back in 2017, explaining what he thinks has gone wrong in journalism, but in particular with NPR. It really all comes down to group think, but I’ve posted the piece of his story so he can tell you in his own words.
“At one point during my research, I discovered a video of a would-be robber entering a Houston smoke shop, his purpose conveyed by the pistol that he leveled at the store clerk. But the robber was not the only armed person in the store. The security cameras show Raleigh, the store clerk, walking out from behind the counter, calmly raising his own gun and firing an accurate stream of bullets at the hapless robber. The wounded robber stumbles out, falls over the curb and eventually ends up under arrest.
It is not just defensive gun use that makes the video remarkable — it is Raleigh himself, who evidences such a nonchalance that he never bothers to put down the cigarette that he is smoking. At the end, Raleigh, having protected his store, enthuses, “Castle Doctrine, baby” — citing a law that allows a person to use force to defend a legally occupied place.
It is an amazing story, though far from unique, but you simply won’t find many like it in mainstream media (I found it on Reddit).
It’s not that media is suppressing stories intentionally. It’s that these stories don’t reflect their interests and beliefs.”
This story syndicated with permission from For the Love of News