Accuracy In Media reports
“Last week, a 12-year-old black girl accused three of her white male classmates of pinning her down and cutting her dreadlocks. The news made it to the national news cycle, with CNN and other mainstream media outlets covering the story.
CNN published an article headlined, “A 12-year-old African-American girl says her white classmates pinned her down and cut her dreadlocks,” which detailed the allegations. The child, Amari Allen, told CNN that three white males at the Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, pinned her to a playground slide and cut her dreadlocks with scissors.
She said that they called her hair “ugly” and “nappy,” and also that she didn’t “deserve to live.”
CNN quoted the girl’s grandmother, who said she was “devastated” to hear the story. The local county police, the Fairfax County Police Department, is investigating the allegations and had filed a police report.
However, soon after the allegations were made public, the head of the school, Stephen Danish, said that Allen “acknowledged that the allegations were false.” The Fairfax County Police Department had no comment on the investigation, but the attorney representing the Allen family said that although she asserted that she was bullied, the incident did not happen at the time or place that Allen indicated.”
According to the website Attacks on Trump’s Supporters which keeps an updated list of known hoaxes and hate crimes against trump supporters, Since 2015, there have been 388 Incidents of Hate and 211 Hate Crime Hoaxes & Fake “Trump Effect”
The drive-by media continues to recklessly report on hate crime hoaxes while ignoring the real hate crimes taking place. The “fakers” refuse to take any responsibility for the division and harm being done to innocent Americans and the country.
Yet the danger of fake news is something the mainstream media purports to be something only they can solve…
Related: Personal Perspective of Fake News