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NBC News has tried to downplay the data-proven, long-standing phenomenon of Asians being victimized by black perpetrators by blaming it on white people and complaining about “anti-blackness among Asian Americans.”
In an ostensible “news” report published Tuesday, the far-left outlet argued that the mugshots that “show people of color as anti-Asian perpetrators … misses the big picture,” which is that white people are at fault.
“Janelle Wong, a professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, released analysis last week that drew on previously published studies on anti-Asian bias,” the piece reads.
“She found official crime statistics and other studies revealed more than three-quarters of offenders of anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents, from both before and during the pandemic, have been white, contrary to many of the images circulating online,” the dubious story adds.
NBC News: Don’t believe your lying eyes pic.twitter.com/oJpwAlV1yE
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 15, 2021
Notice how NBC News tried to mix bias complaints and “incidents” in with actual crimes. Being biased is not an actual crime.
Notice also how NBC News’ source, Janelle Wong, cited “previously published studies.” One of these was from the University of Michigan, which published an extremely deceptive study last month that, as an example, listed Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar’s accurate description of the coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus” as an anti-Asian “incident.”
But in no way, shape or form is his use of the accurate term “Wuhan virus” equivalent to black perpetrators smacking random Asians on the head:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 5, 2021
Sucker-punching random Asian women:
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) June 1, 2021
Stomping random Asian men:
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 24, 2021
According to 2018 crime data from the Department of Justice, black-on-Asian crime (50,113) is 281 times more common than Asian-on-black crime (fewer than 563), whereas white-on-Asian crime (43,917) is half as common as Asian-on-white crime (78,789).
These are the facts, though for reasons that seem extraordinarily political, they are omitted by NBC News‘ ostensible “news” piece.
Besides distorting the truth, the piece also tries using quotes from left-wing activist Karthick Ramakrishnan to shame Asians for sharing mugshots of their black perpetrators on social media.
“Ramakrishnan said anti-Blackness among Asian Americans and the diaspora could also affect how such images are disseminated. Often, videos that confirm prejudices are shared not only on U.S. social networks but also on international messaging apps,” the piece reads.
“These kinds of images and narratives of racial tension — Black violence on Asian people — are getting shared in Asia, as well. There is a transnational component to it. Whatever aspect of anti-Black racism or racial prejudice that some Asian Americans might have will also matter, in terms of what ends up being more prominent, because these go to social networks, especially through social networks apps, as well,” a direct quote from Ramakrishnan reads.
Ramakrishnan also tries blaming inner-city surveillance cameras for black people getting a bad rep on hate crimes.
“You have security camera videos that are more available and prevalent in certain types of urban settings. And so that’s what’s available to people in terms of sharing. The videos are more viral than if it’s something that doesn’t have any imagery or video connected to it, like something that’s happening in the suburbs, for example,” he says.
While this may be so, it doesn’t negate the fact that black-on-Asian crime is still far more predominant than white-on-Asian crime, despite blacks making up a far smaller share of the total U.S. population.
Toward the end of the piece, NBC News tries to tell Asians to just ignore the crimes against them.
“People overestimate the degree to which they, individually, are likely to be the victim of the crime. And so what we’re seeing right now, because there’s so much media coverage — even though we see that Asian Americans account for, no matter how you cut it, a minority of the hate crimes in any place — they feel like they’re the most likely to be attacked,” the piece quotes Wong as saying.
The stunning piece provoked intense backlash on social media, with critics accusing NBC News of publishing pure propaganda that directly contradicts the empirical and observable truth:
“No matter how many times we tell you unwoke hayseeds what you’re supposed to think, you continue to stubbornly draw obvious conclusions from observable evidence.” #journalism pic.twitter.com/PndKc9XPuS
— ryuge (@0ryuge) June 15, 2021
The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final most essential command. 1984.
— Laura L Simons (@zaraforty) June 16, 2021
“While you’ll surely see video after video of black people attacking Asians, remember one thing: ignore that and hate white people at all costs.”
— KeepNHGranite (@KeepNHGranite) June 15, 2021
This is the very definition of gaslighting. Deception like this isn’t by accident or misinterpretation. It’s willful with malicious intent. It’s intentionally misleading
— child of God (@belovednforgivn) June 16, 2021
Nothing but propaganda from #NBCNews
— DEE DEE K (@voterfraudisre1) June 15, 2021
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