Liberals losing their minds over NY Times calling racism ‘a New Battlefront’

Members of the far-left are throwing a fit because a far-left “report” published by the far-left New York Times isn’t quite far-left enough.

Originally titled “As Republican Campaigns Seize Crime, Racism Becomes a New Battlefront,” the piece dishonestly accuses Republicans of using racist imagery and language to draw attention to Democrats’ veritable embrace of criminality.

What, pray tell, is upsetting about the piece to the far-left? The title. Specifically the part about racism becoming a “new battlefront.”

As far as members of the far-left are concerned, Republicans have always used racist imagery and language to attack Democrats.

Look:

The criticism goes on for days,  and much of it comes from so-called “journalists” and left-wing activists.

The Times responded to the criticism by rewriting the title to read “With Ads, Imagery and Words, Republicans Inject Race Into Campaigns.”

Look:

As for the substance of the piece, here’s one example of the GOP’s alleged racism: “In Wisconsin, where Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who is Black, is the Democratic nominee for Senate, a National Republican Senatorial Committee ad targeting him ends by juxtaposing his face with those of three Democratic House members, all of them women of color, and the words ‘different’ and ‘dangerous.'”

He is “different” and “dangerous” precisely because he’s for defunding the police — a movement that has engendered catastrophic consequences across the country.

“Crime, especially murder, has risen precipitously since the summer of 2020 while law enforcement has been demoralized, debilitated, and in some cases defunded,” Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund president Jason Johnson said to The Center Square.

“Homicides are up almost 40% since 2019, while most large police departments are hemorrhaging officers,” he added.

None of this is mentioned in the Times’ far-left piece, which is, for all intents and purposes, just another hit piece against Republicans. One purposefully lacking in context.

Here’s another example of the GOP’s alleged racism: “In a mailer sent to several state House districts in New Mexico, the state Republican Party darkened the hands of a barber shown giving a white child a haircut, next to the question, ‘Do you want a sex offender cutting your child’s hair?'”

Not mentioned by the Times is that the purpose of the darkening had been to make the sex-offender barber look like the Grim Reaper.

“It was darkened to a gray to resemble a Grim Reaper so as NOT to be interpreted as any race. A true menace,” New Mexico Republican Party spokesperson Mike Curtis wrote in a text message to the Las Cruces Sun News.

The Times’ most outrageous example of alleged GOP racism involves North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley, a Democrat.

“And in North Carolina, an ad against Cheri Beasley, the Democratic candidate for Senate, who is Black, features the anguished brother of a white state trooper killed a quarter-century ago by a Black man whom Ms. Beasley, then a public defender, represented in court. The brother incredulously says that Ms. Beasley, pleading for the killer’s life, said ‘he was actually a good person,'” the passage reads.

How is this in any way, shape, or form racist? It’s not, but it doesn’t seem to matter to the Times, which clearly is trying to sell an anti-Republican narrative.

Though in fairness to the left-wing paper, it did include a quote from Jonathan Felts, a spokesperson for North Carolina Senate candidate Ted Budd, a Republican.

“The images used in the ad match up to the victims of the criminals she went easy on. Are you suggesting the ad makers should make up fake victims, or are you suggesting she shouldn’t be held accountable for her judicial and legal record?” he said.

Indeed, it appears — rather ironically, too — that the only ones using race as a weapon are Democrats like those at The New York Times.

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