Stewart talks the media this week

Some time ago I wrote about an eleven-year-old girl who said an oriental man tried to pull off her hijab while she was on a train in the Toronto subway system. I titled the column, You should not have an execution before you have a trial, that is called lynching. However, people being what they are began to look at all oriental men with sideways glances as if all oriental men would do such a thing to a young girl.

Then the girl said she was attacked again near her school and again people jumped to the conclusion that there was a deranged oriental man going around accosting young Syrian girls. All around people were outraged that such a series of events like that could happen here in Canada. Politicians and do-gooders of every stripe climbed up on their private soapbox and denounced this kind of behavior which is considered beyond horrible and to be sure not what Canadians do. It was not a magnifying glass of our society, but rather an ice pick in the faces of truth.

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As I said at the time, “There is an old saying if you’re gonna run a scam you gotta know when to quit.  Even gamblers know when to hold em and when to fold em.  If you run past that magic time you’re gonna get caught every time.”

Then a low-level computer geek was running the final check on film footage of a survey camera when he noticed something peculiar.  What was said to have happened never did. He called his superiors and found the allegations of the 11-year-old girl against an oriental man was all a hoax.  First, she said it happened on a subway train and then again on her way to school.  Politicians and do-gooders of every stripe climbed up on their private soapbox and denounced this kind of behavior which is considered beyond horrible and to be sure not what Canadians do. It was not a magnifying glass of our society, but rather an ice pick in the faces of truth.

Then the pundits said well young girls always make up stories and while that may very well be true they don’t generally make up this kind of story unless they have helped from a more adult source such as parents. The all-encompassing arc and thrust of broad daylight misconduct allegations, untested and unchallenged. Which apparently doesn’t matter a fig in these caustic accusatory times.

Throw in an “alleged” here and there and it is mostly the media’s doing, not only the politicians who rushed to the podium.  Let’s move on to the instant repudiation, the character evisceration, the career annihilation.

This turned out to be another brick in the wall for women’s empowerment?  However, it is also another brick through the window of basic fairness and the fundamental principle of innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Now, outside of a courthouse in British Columbia, a group of Canadians – including many people from the Canadian Chinese community – gathered to protest the murder of Marrisa Shen. She was a 13-year-old Burnaby girl who was murdered, and a refugee from Syria named Ibrahim Ali has been charged with her killing. While the crowd were there protesting a adult female wearing a hijab threw hot coffee into the and hitting several in the face.

Keep in mind, those protesting were surrounded by the media, meaning that the video  clip of the events is something that all the establishment media likely have on file. Yet they aren’t running it. That is assault. Yet the media didn’t track the woman down, and they aren’t reporting on it.

The double standard by Trudeau and the establishment media in regard to Shen’s murder is appalling and it’s disgusting. The media is doing everything to downplay it, while Justin Trudeau’s pathetic silence on Marissa Shen’s death – and the Syrian refugee accused of murdering her.

 

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