The anti-Trump left and their media allies seized on the story of an elderly Hispanic man being beaten with a brick and told to go back to Mexico, as if the incident was a sign of life in America because of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration.
The Washington Post reported that Rodolfo Rodriguez, 91, a permanent resident, was attacked with a brick and taken to the hospital with a broken cheekbone and broken ribs.
The paper also cited a Department of Justice report to say that there was “an uptick of more than 17 percent” in hate crimes since Trump took office, with “anti-Hispanic and anti-Latino crimes soaring over 50 percent last year.”
But WaPo was hesitant to inform readers Rodriguez was beaten by a black woman, the tidbit of information coming well after the lede.
The attacker is seen below, as seen on social media.
Suspects caught on video beating 92-year-old man with brick in Willowbrook https://t.co/JpzefbliGd pic.twitter.com/1O0F0ShTY9
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 7, 2018
This hesitancy a peculiarity based on other incidents where The Post included the race of subject in the headline, as noted by The Daily Caller.
“Commit a hate crime while black — race is buried in the fourth paragraph. Call police while white — race is in the headline,” the Daily Caller tweeted.
Commit a hate crime while black — race is buried in the fourth paragraph.
Call police while white — race is in the headline.
Great work as always by the @washingtonpost! pic.twitter.com/6MX1zMmxQb
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 10, 2018
Among the deranged Trump-hating zealots who blamed Trump for the crime was Cher, who tweeted that “You Take Ur Life In Ur HANDS” if you’re not white and go walking in America.
91-year-old man beaten with brick, told 'go back to Mexico' – CNN,This Is The Face Of trump’s🇺🇸.He’s Made it acceptable 2 beat innocent Latino Man With https://t.co/dlRICHX7BP it Safe 2 go walking in🇺🇸If You’re Not White⁉️You Take Ur Life In Ur HANDS https://t.co/iSWfhLUno7
— Cher (@cher) July 10, 2018
Expect a delete posthaste once the unhinged liberal boob realizes her stupidity. Or not.
Cher had good company, though, being joined by a member of Congress — Democrat, of course.
Washington State Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal tweeted: “These are the real and tragic consequences of Trump’s vile and racist rhetoric: A 91-year old man beaten and bloodied with a brick.”
These are the real and tragic consequences of Trump’s vile and racist rhetoric: A 91-year old man beaten and bloodied with a brick. https://t.co/1oMMh9Vqlx
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) July 10, 2018
And on and on it went:
In Donald Trump’s America… https://t.co/mwv9TU57LP
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) July 10, 2018
91-year-old man beaten with brick, told ‘go back to Mexico’https://t.co/Z0blvyw4XA And unfortunately, @realDonaldTrump our inept and ignorant @POTUS encourages such racist violence with his rhetoric and policies.
— Brad Garrett (@RealBradGarrett) July 10, 2018
Fake @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has been urging his supporters to “rough -em up” in this way in all his rallies – “they” being non-whites, particularly those from Mexico or South America. THE @GOP SUPPORTS HIM. THIS IS THEIR AMERICA https://t.co/odvFEVRh2C
— Keith Devlin (@profkeithdevlin) July 10, 2018
On a positive note, the suspect, Laquisha Jones, a 30 years-old black resident of Los Angeles has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and is now being held in lieu of $200,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
*UPDATE* #LASD Century Detectives Arrest a Woman in the July 4th Assault of a 92yr old Manhttps://t.co/DUKeqaZf0X pic.twitter.com/trSLbFhPgZ
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) July 11, 2018
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