Twitter screenshot of Mike Cernovich explaining why the crime is called the "BLM Kidnapping."
On Wednesday, news broke that four black teenagers had violently assaulted a disabled white man while yelling "f*ck Trump!" and "f*ck white people!" While no concrete evidence has emerged linking the attackers to the "Black Lives Matter" movement, conservatives quickly branded this attack the "BLM Kidnapping," and attacked the media coverage of the event.
The violent crime was broadcast on Facebook Live, but Facebook has since removed the video. CNN reported that the video showed a man tied up with his mouth covered, cowering in the corner of a room. Shouting "f*ck Donald Trump" and "f*ck white people," the four black teens laughed while kicking and punching the man, and even cutting into his forehead with a knife.
But some admittedly strange things happened as the news broke. The Chicago Police Department hesitated to classify the attack as a hate crime. "CNN Tonight" host Don Lemon hesitated to call the attack "evil." And on Thursday morning, The New York Times' Charles M. Blow published a column calling for more protests against Trump's presidency, in a post entitled "The Anti-Inauguration."
Radio personality Steven Crowder wasted no time denouncing the media's reaction to the news. Tweeting to his 330,000 followers, he argued that this event "is proof positive that the left doesn't care about racism. Only when it's a political tool."