Media quick to report nooses hung in Mississippi, not-so-eager to give details on accompanying ‘hate signs’

The mainstream media is under fire for blatant misreporting on nooses hung from trees outside of the Mississippi State Capitol ahead of a U.S. Senate runoff.

Headlines, reports and tweets on the nooses and the accompanying “hate signs” appeared to indicate that white supremacists were apparently trying to intimidate black voters headed to the polls in Mississippi as Democrat Mike Espy vies against Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Tuesday’s runoff election.

The reports from news outlets left many casual readers and viewers convinced that the nooses and signs were hung by Republicans as a scare tactic against supporters of Espy, who is black.

A report by CNN appeared to imply Hyde-Smith supporters could be the culprits:

The signs include references to Hyde-Smith’s comments on the campaign trial about attending a “public hanging.” Hyde-Smith accused Democrats of weaponizing the “public hanging” remark and said she would apologize to anyone who was offended by it.
Additionally, CNN’s KFile reported over the weekend that Hyde-Smith once promoted a measure that praised a Confederate soldier’s effort to “defend his homeland” and pushed a revisionist view of the Civil War.

Naturally the reports sparked a backlash against Republicans.

But the reality was just the opposite.

In fact, it seems the stunt was pulled by Espy’s supporters as a way to draw attention to Mississippi’s racist past and not vote for the Republican candidate.

Nationally syndicated columnist, Phil Kerpen, torched the media’s botched reporting on Twitter.

Close up of so-called ‘hate sign.’

Kerpen demanded action and answers for the deceptive reports.

As expected, there have not yet been any reported corrections or clarifications from the liberal media.

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