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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Fake News: 117-Year-Old Story of Pittsburgh 'Lynching' Busted

The tale of the lynching of a black man in Pittsburgh back in 1899 has been used for decades to illustrate how bad the area was for minorities. But new research into the incident found that the story is a 117-year-old example of “fake news,” as it appears this famous “lynching” never actually occurred.

With the whole of the media wringing its hands over “fake news,” it is instructive to remember that the “news” media has for decades been less than serious in its search for the truth, often placing sensationalism above facts and indulging in lazy reporting.

Activists in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area have used the “lynching” of African American fuel plant worker David Pierce as an example of the inequities heaped on minorities in the region for well over 100 years — a stain on the region’s history.



Anonymous said...

Great job citizens,you must keep on calling out the main stream media on their lies and false reporting.

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't sooo.

Anonymous said...

This is more black lies. Blacks would love for people to think (or maybe they really do believe it) that lynching were exclusively done to blacks. Fact is many lynching were done to whites. Most blacks don't want to hear this because they can't stand the truth.

Anonymous said...

Mob rule or mob actions are inherently prone to get out of control since passions are inflamed, without regard to time, place, gender or race.

One of the reasons the Framers created the Electoral College was to have a 'filtering mechanism' (my term) between the common people and the selection of the president. They also wanted to check the power of the few large states to overrun the wishes of the more numerous smaller states so that a consensus would be more likely.