A black man ran over a white BLM protester in Seattle who was part of a protest blocking the highway at night. ABC’s hot-take on the incident is about as disingenuous as it can get.
If we define “fake news” as not just false, but to include intentionally omitting salient facts or stating only facts that would likely lead to a false impression, then ABC’s take on the death of Summer Taylor is fake news at its worst.
Here, from the Daily Mail, is the event at issue:
The black driver who police say hit and killed a Black Lives Matter protester in Seattle is thought to have driven the wrong way down a ramp before asking if the demonstrators he hit were ok.
Dawit Kelete, 27, drove his car around vehicles that were blocking I-5 and sped into the crowd about 1:40am Saturday, according to a police report. Protesters have been walking on the freeway since the death of George Floyd in police custody.
Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said they suspect Kelete drove the wrong way on a ramp. Trooper Rick Johnson said the driver went through a barrier that closed the freeway.
Trooper Rick Johnson said the driver went through a barrier that closed the freeway.
Official do not know whether it was a targeted attack, but impairment was not considered a factor, Mead said Sunday.
Video taken at the scene by protesters showed people shouting ‘Car! Car!’ before fleeing the roadway.
A graphic video posted on social media showed the white Jaguar racing toward a group of protesters who are standing behind several parked cars, set up for protection.
The car swerves around the other vehicles and slams into the two protesters, sending them flying into the air. . . .
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Kelete, who was alone, fled the scene after hitting the protesters, Trooper Chase Van Cleave said.
One of the other protesters got in a car and chased the driver for about a mile. He was able to stop him by pulling his car in front of the Jaguar, Van Cleave said.
Troopers arrived, and the driver was put in custody, Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said. . . .
So this was a hit and run that ended with the black assailant in custody within minutes of the event. All relevant facts were immediately available. So how does ABC describe the event:
A young protester has died from injuries she suffered when a luxury car plowed into her and another woman during a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday on a Seattle freeway that has been shut down for days due to the civil unrest, police said. https://t.co/4VN3VeDMcK
— ABC News (@ABC) July 5, 2020
It’s almost as if the worthless scum in the news media want to fan the flames of the riots. As Greg Gutfeld commented, “”luxury car.” you know they discussed how to adjust this narrative when it didn’t fit the game plan. Our media is irredeemably evil. . . .”