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Right Wingers Seize on Horrific Torture Story to Smear Black Lives Matter

Thursday, January 5, 2017 13:22
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In a terrible story from Chicago, four African Americans are now in custody for allegedly kidnapped a mentally disabled man and torturing him, broadcasting it live on Facebook.

Right wing blogs and Twitter demagogues immediately seized on the story, of course, doing their best to spread the absolutely false meme that the perpetrators are connected to Black Lives Matter, using the hashtag #BLMKidnapping. In the half-hour video, none of the suspects mention Black Lives Matter, and BLMChicago tweeted a condemnation and disavowal after the smears started.

Note that the right wingers spreading this disgusting (and racist) fake story are the exact same people who pitched a gigantic fit about the accusations that they regularly circulate fake news, throwing the label at every major news site (and at LGF too!). But here they are, right back at the fake news game at the first opportunity.

Two of the most vicious and relentless purveyors of the #BLMKidnapping lies are Alex Jones crony and chemtrails aficionado Paul Joseph Watson and mouth-breathing rape apologist Mike Cernovich. Notice that Cernovich is yelling about “fake news” in the same tweets that push this fake story. These are truly two of the worst people on the Internet.

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