How @GotNewsDotCom Tells Half-Truths to Get Racist Clicks
I’m pimping my own blog here, but I think you’ll see it’s for a good reason. Our least favorite Internet troll posted a prime example last week of how he panders to white racist scum to get their clicks (= money).
The subject of Chuck C. Johnson’s latest Award Winning Journamalism is a smear of two African-American men: one a judge and the other a criminal. No facts are in evidence. Only innuendo.
Really, there are no surprises here for watchers of the Chuck C. Johnson/GotNews juggernaut, but his recent GotSmear of Louisville Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens takes the cake for lurid race-based clickbait.
Here’s the screaming GNDC headline:
EXCLUSIVE: Corrupt Black Judge Lets Black Thug Out of Prison Because White Victim’s Toddler Is ‘Racist’ #OluStevens
The headline bears little resemblance to what actually happened.
Wherefore art thou art wrong? Let me count the ways:
1. The judge is not corrupt, and Johnson offers no proof.
2. The “black thug” was sentenced to five years’ probation, not freedom.
3. The judge did not say the toddler was racist.
4. The man got probation because he had no prior arrests for violent crimes.
Four lies in one headline! Quite a feat.
More at GotNwes.com.
Johnson in the same blog post also manages to imply a black judge could not possibly afford a ritzy home, and that he shouldn’t live in a ritzy white neighborhood, because reasons.
Then, since the man who was sentenced to probation had no real history of “thuggery,” Johnson posts social media photos of the guy posing with guns and lists a series of charges — not fines or sentences — including speeding and driving without a license.
Also (ironically) libel and slander.
Why bother with all this? Since Johnson has zero proof the judge is corrupt, and the criminal in this case has a short nothingburger of a rap sheet, we can only presume Johnson wants bigots to visit his site and boost his ad revenues.
It’s not like he’s ever done this before.