It’s funny how the media treats lawmakers when it comes to their political affiliation. If something is good, it’s probably a Democrat at the heart of the report. If it’s bad, it’s probably a Republican. The Guardian and AP News don’t seem to actually care which is which. They interchange political parties based on the sentiment of the story, even if they’re already declared a different party previously.
Case-in-point, Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas after she claimed to be the victim of a racist rant versus Georgia Republican Erica Thomas after her story starts falling apart.
Thomas’s original claim was that a white racist told her to “go back where she came from,” echoing the “racist” Tweet made in completely different circumstances by President Trump. That story stuck all the way into a media interview until Eric Sparkes showed up. He admitted to cursing at the African-American lawmaker because she was in the express checkout lane at the grocery store with too many items. But he vehemently denies saying anything racist, including the “go back” line Thomas attributed to him.
As it turns out, he’s Cuban and a Democrat.
The Guardian, through an Associated Press source, initially said Thomas was a Democrat, which she is:
But once the story crumbled, she was suddenly a Republican:
Was this intentional? Actually, it doesn’t matter. If it was intentional, then it’s just part of standard operating procedure to smear Republicans whenever possible. If it was an accident, then it’s a Freudian slip of sorts, one that both proper journalists and good editors, both of which should be employed at The Guardian, should be able to catch very easily. As of the writing of this article, the correction has not been made.
People like Erica Thomas put real victims of racism at risk when they make false claims like this. But the media’s trumpeting of false narratives does nothing to help fix the situation. Both are complicit in denying the truth.
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