EVIDENCE OF 'WHITE NATIONALISM' SERVING AS A DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN STRATEGY IN 2020
This is merely a follow-up piece providing evidence in support of the claim that the Democrats, the MSM and the Left in general have and continue to utilize the fabricated story lines of racism and white nationalism as a political tool to undermine and attack President Trump and his administrtion. The impetus behind the most recent effort appears to have manifested from the New Zealand mosque shootings and that has been our claim.
Here are a couple of links providing our previous discussions, which also include links to a host of other items presented on the same topic:
1. From yesterday: https://www.statecraftdiscerned.com/2019/03/examining-white-nationalism-as-campaign.html
2. From March 28th: https://www.statecraftdiscerned.com/2019/03/prediction-becomes-reality-engel-makes.html
If you haven't already read these, please consider doing so because otherwise the balance of the argument here may not fully come together.
Here we go.
With that context in place, consider this headline from the UPI circa March 21st, "White nationalism, born in the USA, is now a global terror threat." Source: https://www.upi.com/White-nationalism-born-in-the-USA-is-now-a-global-terror-threat/1401553176336/
Now consider that Facebook followed its directions quickly and is already making good on censoring 'white nationalist' content: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/business/facebook-white-nationalist-supremacist.html
Now, let's examine several "news" outlets and their offerings on 'white nationalism.' Here's our lens through which we'll analyze their content: dates, timing, volume of content, volume of content germane to dates and timing. The handpicked "news" sources are as follows: HuffPost, Politico, NPR, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News and Fox News. Let's begin.
HuffPost has a page designated exclusively for 'white nationalism' and it contains 9 pages worth of story links. The last entry on the last page is circa 2011. The bulk of the stories conveniently appear in the exact time frame of the 2016 general election and its relative campaign season extending back into 2015. Of the 9 total pages, only a few items on the last page relate to pre-2016 election coverage. The first two pages are all essentially related to contemporary story lines including the New Zealand shootings. Prior to the 2016 election campaign season, there were relatively few entries. Take a quick look - all of the concern about white nationalism seems to manifest between now and the 2016 general election. Here is HuffPost's 'White Nationalism' page: https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/white-nationalism
Politico has a page designated exclusively for 'white nationalism' and it contains 5 pages of linked stories. The latest entry on page 5 is circa November 2, 2016; just before the 2016 general election. Page 1 contains more contemporary items including coverage of the NZ shootings. Prior to the 2016 election campaign season, there were no entries. Take a quick look at Politico's 'White Nationalism' page: https://www.politico.com/tag/white-nationalists/1
NPR has a page designated exclusively for 'white nationalism' and it's comprised only of that one page. The last entry on that page is circa November 2, 2016 and immediately prior to the 2016 general election - how convenient. Take a quick look at NPR's 'White Nationalism' page: https://www.npr.org/tags/500356837/white-nationalists
ABC News has a page designated exclusively for 'white nationalism' alerts and it's comprised of one page that dates back to 2017 and primarily focuses on Charlottesville. Here's the link: https://abcnews.go.com/alerts/white-nationalism
NBC News does not have a page designated exclusively for 'white nationalism;' however, if the site is searched for 'white nationalism,' 5 pages of results are rendered. The last entry on page 5 is circa November 29, 2016; just after the election. Here's the link: https://www.nbcnews.com/search?q=white+nationalism
CBS News does not have a page designated exclusively for 'white nationalism;' however, if the site is searched for 'white nationalism,' 257 results over 26 pages is rendered. The last entry on page 26 is circa 1998. The first 17 pages of results cover the years of 2019-2016 (2.5 years) while the balance of 9 pages is designated for the remaining 18 or so years. Here's the link: https://www.cbsnews.com/search/?q=white+nationalism&o=1
Fox News does not have a page designated exclusively for 'white nationalism;' however, if the site is searched for 'white nationalism,' 716 results over 72 pages is rendered. The last entry on the page 72 is circa 2002. The first entry dating back to the 2016 (general election) time frame can be found on page 54 and therefore, while the first 54 pages are designated for 2016 through the present, only 18 pages cover the remaining 14 years.
White nationalism certainly preexisted the election of 2016 and it will certainly continue to exist for the foreseeable future. That said, the evidence supporting that President Trump is in any way affiliated with, supports or furthers this abhorrent cause is absolutely conjecture if not outright lies. Where is their evidence for such assertions? I suppose it's much like "Russia" and would appear to be, as the president loves to say, "fake."
When we examine what these "news" sources have covered, concessions are in order for coverage dating back decades. That said, there is more than an abundance of evidence demonstrating that known Left-leaning to Left-supporting news outlets concentrated their coverage on white nationalism relative to the 2016 general election as the president was painted with that brush then and it continues today. Undoubtedly, there is a disproportionate volume of coverage within the past two-plus years and specifically since the New Zealand shootings. That speaks to motive and intent. The motive is winning the 2020 election and the intent is to cleave away any and all black voter support for President Trump to make it happen.
Given the total body of evidence, it's reasonable to claim that what we're seeing is a renewed effort to make 'white nationalism' a significant campaign strategy for 2020.