CNN and Black Israelites

If you look up Black Israelites, you will find out more about the group of “four African American young men preaching about the Bible and oppression” involved in the Covington Catholic boys story than CNN wants you to know.
They called the Indian group Uncle Tomahawks. They screamed epithets at them, and told a woman who tried to speak sense to them to go get her husband.  The screamed racial slurs and words like Faggot at the Catholic boys, who simply walked away and started doing their school cheers.  One of the Black Israelites swore at them as they walked away and threated to kick them.  And CNN, knowing all of this full well, deliberately and dishonestly described them to their viewers as “four African American young men preaching about the Bible and oppression.”

 

Remember that the next time CNN reports anything.  This is who they are.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Frances
    Posted January 24, 2019 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure you’re right, but how do you know what CNN knew? Is there a citation I’m overlooking?

    • Headmistress
      Posted January 25, 2019 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

      They are on the video. The group is also apparently pretty well known in D.C. They are also designated a hate group by the SPLC, which doesn’t mean much to me, but it does mean something to CNN. And something else that might occur to you to wonder is, how did they get ANY information about what they were preaching? What prompted them to describe it as the Black Israelites preaching about the Bible and oppression? Who, if anybody, told them that? Do they have more than one source, or were they relying on Phillips for everything? DId they even google Phillips? He’s been in the news quite a few times.
      No matter how you look at it, this is crappy, incredibly biased and ill informed ‘reporting.’ It’s pretty much the way I’d expect liars to cover the story if they hated Catholic school boys interested in pro-life causes. It’s not the way journalists ought to behave.

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