On July 11th, Yahoo Sports published a story about four off-duty Minneapolis cops who walked out of a WNBA game because players were wearing Black Lives Matter shirts. The officers were there to provide security. The shirts also featured the names of two black men, Philando Castile & Alton Sterling, who were shot & killed by police this month.
In the article, Yahoo News reported: “Castile and Sterling, both unarmed black men, were fatally shot by white police officers in a 24-hour span last week.”
Anyone who’s been watching the news knows that that statement is completely false. While Sterling was shot by a white police officer, it was because he struggled with officers who responded to call that he had attempted to rob someone at gunpoint. During the struggle, one officer yelled “he’s got a gun!” That’s when another officer opened fire. A gun was recovered from Sterling’s pants.
In Castile’s case, he was shot by a Hispanic-American officer after Castile disobeyed orders not to move, and a gun was displayed. Officers believed that Castile looked like a robbery suspect, which is why he was pulled over.
Yahoo News either purposefully, or ignorantly reported that Castile and Sterling were unarmed, and that both were shot by “white” officers. It’s hard to believe they did it ignorantly as the cases have been widely covered.
Those two instances led to the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers, and the wounding of seven others when former Black Panther, Micah Johnson, who wanted to kill whites, and especially white cops, opened fire on them.
Here are screenshots of Yahoo News’ original post.
Making it even harder to believe that Yahoo News acted out of ignorance, the article left out the race of Micah Johnson, the black man who killed 5 Dallas officers. They mentioned the race of the police (incorrectly) who shot Castile and Sterling, but not of the scum terrorist who killed 5 cops.
Seeing this, I decided to call Yahoo out in a comment on the article. The comment got a bit of attention.
I checked Yahoo’s article two days later. Lo & behold, it had been changed. All references to the race of the officers involved had been removed, along with the part that proclaimed that Castile and Sterling were “unarmed.” Here’s how Yahoo’s article reads now:
You can see Yahoo’s corrected version here.
You can’t trust left-wing news sites to publish the truth. False stories such as the one Yahoo published led to the deaths of 5 Dallas police officers. By the looks of it, I’d say Yahoo wanted to incite further violence against officers of the law. Maybe they did it in the hope that if there was more violence, more people would read about it on their site, and they’d make more money. Or maybe they just hate cops.
Whatever the reason, left-wing news organizations need to be called out for every lie they publish. Shining sunlight on their disgusting, dishonest tactics just might save a life… Possibly a cop’s.
Yahoo’s editor-in-chief is Megan Liberman, former news editor for the left-wing New York Times.
If you’d like to send Megan an email, you can do so here: [email protected].
Megan is on Twitter HERE.
Send her a note. Ask her why she’s trying to instigate the killing of those who work day and night to protect us.