(September 3, 2023) After roughly a month since the Alabama riverfront brawl, five individuals pleaded not guilty to assault and disorderly conduct charges.
The brawl occurred on Saturday, August 5th. It was not until Friday, August 11th that Ed Wallace linked to anything that covered this story. By that time, the above misdemeanor charges had been announced, stating others could follow as the investigation continues into allegations of racist motivations.
As per Ed’s standard modus operandi, when the straight news stories do not covey the narrative that Wallace wants to promote, he links to an opinion editorial (op-ed). In this case, the chosen op-ed was by Amelia Robinson of The Columbus Dispatch titled More than a melee. What the Montgomery Riverfront brawl reminds us about nation. Wallace wrongfully attributes the op-ed to Yahoo News. And he labels the link “So You Think Racism is Dead in America”, which has little relation to the op-ed’s real title or contents.
Roughly a month later (last week), those charged for their involvement with the riverboat brawl entered not guilty pleas. And while the op-ed to which Ed Wallace linked made the melee all about racial grievances of the past, the brawl investigators who had access to video and numerous witnesses reached the conclusion that there was no hate (race) crime:
As expected, Wallace does not link to this news update. And, as such, there was no new link label to alert readers that Wallace’s prior link label was fiction.
When someone who is white tangles with someone who is black, Wallace often attempts to stoke racial outrage even if it is obvious that race had no bearing on the event. Wallace just cannot let a useful race bating go to waste, despite it being premised upon a false narrative.
If this in case, a group of entitled jerks did not feel obliged to clear a
landing that was reserved for a municipal boat. And things got heated. Regardless of their race, transgressors were
arrested immediately and charges filed within a week. It was farce, not
tragedy. And this facts-based conclusion widely persists as an internet meme
amongst people of all color.
-- Other Top Omissions for the Week of September
3, 2023 --
Wallace’s repeatedly links to opinion editorials that
push a false narrative that Brexit is destroying the UK economy. After
revised GDP numbers, UK’s post-Brexit economy is doing better than Germany,
France and Italy,
linked to news that a federal judge ordered the removal of the border buoys.
Wallace did not subsequently link to the
day news that this order was blocked by the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Posted as a minor story with the incomplete link label
Circuit Rules Against Biden, CDC, FBI”, Wallace obfuscates that the
U.S. Court of Appeals reinstated the prohibition of the censorship by federal
government via coercion of social media companies.
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