Transparent Lies and Word-Tricks Used to Demonize and Criminalize Whites
by David Sims
PUBLIC officials have sneaky ways to phrase their statements so that they are technically true, but functionally misleading. Here’s an example that I just now found on Yahoo News:
[FBI Director Christopher] Wray told lawmakers the FBI had done away with separate categories for black identity extremists and white supremacists, and said the bureau was instead now focusing on “racially motivated” violence. But he added, “I will say that a majority of the domestic terrorism cases that we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence.”
That statement would have been a lie, if Wray had not included the phrase “that we’ve investigated.” What this statement actually means is that the FBI cherry-picks acts of domestic terrorism that are committed by White criminals. While it does acknowledge the possibility of non-White terrorist attacks, it places a political premium on investigating those suspected of having White perpetrators.
The ADL has engaged in similar sophistries in its own statements about racially motivated crimes. Listen for that phrase “that we’ve investigated” or “that we analyzed” or something similar. It’s a widely used technical dodge for a possible charge of perjury, while still speaking with intent to deceive the hearer.
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