If your only source of news is CNN or MSNBC or the Washington Post, there’s a good chance you believe last week’s Waukesha Christmas Parade attack, which killed six and injured dozens of others, was the work of a driverless, sentient vehicle.
“Here’s what we know so far on the sequence of events that led to the Waukesha tragedy caused by an SUV,” the Washington Post wrote on Nov. 24 in a since-deleted tweet.
A similar CNN headline about the attack read, “Waukesha will hold a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a car plowed through Christmas parade.”
MSNBC did only a little bit better, with host Rachel Maddow acknowledging that there was, in fact, a suspect behind the wheel of the vehicle but refusing to identify him by name during an entire segment about the attack.
But the SUV that drove into parade onlookers that day was not driving itself. The suspected attacker was Darrell Brooks, a career criminal. He was out on an “inappropriately low” bail recommendation after he was charged with trying to run his girlfriend over with a car. He had a history of anti-white racism on social media and bought into the national racial resentment the press has been stoking for the past 18 months or so.
Is it any wonder why leftist media outlets don’t want the public to know about him?
That’s the only explanation for their blackout of Brooks and the Waukesha, Wisconsin, attack in general. The last time the New York Times and the Washington Post published a story about the attack was last month. Left-leaning networks such as CNN and MSNBC have only referred to it in passing, as if there aren’t seven people, some of whom are children, in the hospital because of what this man did.
The media’s motivation is clear: Brooks doesn’t fit the narrative. He wasn’t an angry white man, nor was he an identifiable Republican. And unless you’re one of those two things (preferably both), the media couldn’t be bothered to care, no matter how horrific the tragedy.