BLM meets Proud Boys, discovers they’re not racists and ‘POOF,’ the media disappears

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Notice how all the attention on the “Proud Boys” organization fell off the map in the past few days.

Granted, President Donald Trump and a growing number of people in his inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19, aka the “plague from China,” and that has come to dominate the news cycle since the debate, but the Trump-hating media is known to stay on a story they believe may hurt his reelection chances for days on end.


Or, is there really not much of a story there to begin with? Another failed narrative by those looking to undermine the president — we’ve lost count of how many there have been since the original Russian collusion hoax.

Jacarri Kelley, who identifies herself as the leader of Black Lives Matter, Northern Utah, is seen in a video making the rounds suggesting the media narrative about the group being racist just isn’t so.

In the video, posted last week, Kelley appears with a couple of members of the Salt Lake chapter of the Proud Boys at a press conference she said she called “because of what happened during the presidential debate last night.”

“When I seen it and heard the words ‘Proud Boys,’ that scared me to death because I am a Black Lives Matter leader and I’ve been working with these Proud Boys to know who they truly are,” she explained.

Kelley said she did not know much about the group and had been hearing about them in the activist community. After hearing that they were white supremacists, she said she had a conversation with some of the members about their purpose at a protest in Cottonwood Heights.

She was further confused after receiving a photo of  one of the members flanking her, who she referred to as Thad, who is not white — CBS affiliate KUTV identified him as the group’s “chief.”

“We are in no way, shape or form white supremacists,” Thad would tell KUTV.

After reaching out to the local group, the Black Lives Matter leader said she sat down with them and they began having a meeting of the minds.

“We came to realize that we had more in common than not, and in order to combat evil and racism and hatred in this country we do need to be able to reach across the aisle and have these tough conversations that everybody is scared to have,” Kelley said.

“I learned that they’re not white supremacists,” she said. “These are proud American men.”

While theBlack Lives Matter movement has many flaws, the first of which being the unchecked violence the group routinely resorts to, the of unity was an encouraging sign — even if it doesn’t fit the media’s agenda.

Social media users were rightfully skeptical, nonetheless. Here’s a sampling of some of the responses to the story from Twitter:

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