The FALSE, FALSE Narrative: Occidental Dissent misleads it's readers with spin on Stone Mountain, Georgia "shooting"
|Occidental Dissent story on alleged Stone Mountain, Georgia rally "shooting".|
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Brad Griffin, the publisher of the hate blog Occidental Dissent has a new-ish feature titled the "False Narrative". In the feature, Griffin is constantly covering stories of alleged Black on White crime, in much the same fashion that the group he is a Board member of, the Council of Conservative Citizens has historically done. The Council of Conservative Citizens recently became famous for after allegedly inspiring Dylann Roof to murder nine innocent churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. According to Roof's own alleged manifesto:
"I was not raised in a racist home or environment. Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness, simply beause of the numbers of negroes in this part of the country. But it is a superficial awareness. Growing up, in school, the White and black kids would make racial jokes toward each other, but all they were were jokes. Me and White friends would sometimes would watch things that would make us think that “blacks were the real racists” and other elementary thoughts like this, but there was no real understanding behind it.The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?"
Long on rhetoric, and short on facts, Griffins' features typically pick and choose which information they report, likely to support Griffin's own White Supremacist worldview.
On August 2, 2015, Griffin featured a real doozy of a stretch of the facts which were completely blown out of the water by the recollection of someone who was actually there, and who told the news media that "blogs" were likely trying to spin the facts to jump start a race war, something Brad Griffin and the group he is a member of, the League of the South have been hoping for, for quite a while. According to a news report by 11 Alive:
"STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – A man was arrested after firing a shot before a rally held in support of the Confederate flag at Stone Mountain Saturday.Investigators said 27-year-old Bryce White opened fire as a caravan of trucks flying Confederate flags traveled towards the entrance of Stone Mountain Park on Saturday morning."From what we could tell from the cars that were in front of us, the guy was shooting at the ground," said a woman in one of the trucks.The woman said that at first she thought it was a firecracker, but soon realized it was the sound of a bullet. She said she told her children to duck."I think his intentions were to scare people and let his opinion be known," she said.
Several reports circulated on social media and blogs that the truck was hit with three bullets. The family said that didn't happen.
"It might be that they intentionally got the information wrong to try and rile people up more," she said. "I think if he wanted to try and hurt anybody, we would have found a bullet hole in at least one."The woman said that she believes people are being baited for a race war and she refuses to be a part of it."It used to be that people would march on Washington and do it in a peaceful manner, nowadays it's people are so, 'Go out there and grab your gun and do this,'" she said.White is charged with disorderly conduct and discharge of a firearm near a highway. He's been released on $30,000 bond. Police said he wasn't charged with a hate crime because his intentions weren't known. The family in the truck said they believe the charges are just."
Restoring the honor!