Greg Gutfeld: Hate Crime Hoax Factory Doing Great

In light of the hoax at Vassar College, where a member of the Bias Incident Response Team faked a “hate crime”, Gutfeld offers up the above commentary on the prevalence of such fabricated attacks and the willingness of the grievance culture and their media allies to swallow and sensationalize any such story. Witness a similar media clamor over an alleged gay slur left on a receipt. Leaving aside the many interesting questions to be asked about why mean notes on dorm rooms or on one server’s receipt are national news in the first place, it highlights the question of why the press and the talking heads are so gullible and incurious when these types of “hate” incidents are reported in the first place. Did we learn nothing from the Duke rape case? Says Gutfeld:

Sadly, the media and academics don’t mind these deeds for they believe in one greater fact: It doesn’t matter if that hate crime is fake because a real one just like it has to be happening somewhere else. It’s the assumption that drives all perceived injustice. We don’t need facts, just feelings, to find fault.

It’s the old “fake but true” standard that stories such as this are held to. Those who view themselves as part of the persecuted class think it could and does happen all the time already. They don’t understand why they don’t hear about it. So they fake it. Because they need it. They need a reason to be. Not just to be, but to be aggrieved. If they aren’t wronged, then they’re just wrong. And they can’t have that.

Gutfeld concludes “the scary part is, in 20 years, they’ll be the historians writing about this era as if all of their lies were true.” That is indeed scary. And probably true. After all, even though these incidents only just occurred, the perpetrators are already forgiven and understood. And history rewrites before our eyes.

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  • “They need a reason to be..” Yes, if they had nothing negative to feed on, they’d wither and fade and there would be no purpose to their sad, miserable lives. Yet we’re the hateful angry ones.
    I get angry a lot. Especially lately- but I couldn’t imagine going through life doing nothing but looking for examples of perceived hate and intolerance, and worse yet, making up stories to justify a non issue.
    These people are pitiful.

    • la_sonnambula

      Right. The so-called Bias Incident Response Team needs a reason to exist and get funding. They have to make sure that “hate crimes” are continually happening. They don’t want the gravy train to end.

      • They are like a Fire Department which sets fires. “See, this locale neeeeeeeds us!”

        • Dr. Strangelove

          I flashed back to the scene in Fahrenheit 451 when the fire truck goes by and the little girl says, “Look Mommy, there’s going to be a fire!”

    • Sentinel

      They’re so persecuted… they’re so misunderstood… (Ugh!) I HATE lies like this.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Grievance mongers are boring. 😉

  • 57thunderbird

    What a sad,pathetic existence these people have.

  • mike3e4r7

    “Sadly, the media and academics don’t mind these deeds for they believe in one greater fact: It doesn’t matter if that hate crime is fake because a real one just like it has to be happening somewhere else. It’s the assumption that drives all perceived injustice. We don’t need facts, just feelings, to find fault.”

    Actually, I would just differ with Gutfeld slightly and phrase it this way,

    “Sadly, the media and academics don’t mind these deeds for they believe in one greater fact: It doesn’t matter if that hate crime is fake because the greater imperative is that the people need to and deserve to be punished and nuetered into submission, through guilt – regardless of whether or not such hate crimes occur.”

    Aside from that, he’s spot on.

    • It’s simply a means designed to justify their ends. If they could “butt” pull their heads out of those ends, ‘twould be a Christmas miracle.

  • OneThinDime

    Bit more info: 2 students, one was a transgender person. Both perps have left the school.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/04/bias-incidents-at-vassar-college-reportedly-hoax/

    • TexasPGRRider

      Thanks, O

      • OneThinDime

        Very welcome T.

  • OneThinDime

    Great question on why Baldwin was fired immediately but Bashir could take a leave of absence and received a glowing report. IMO the answer: Baldwin is white and made a statement against homosexuals. Bashir is muslim and made a statement against a white female.

    • Patriot077

      … against a white conservative female that the media already loves to hate?

      • OneThinDime

        Thank you for finishing that thought.

        • Patriot077

          YW. I could tell where your thoughts were leading 🙂

  • Sentinel

    Bob Beckle is an ass. Seems to me that he’s trying to marginalize incidents like these… queue the Alinsky sitcom theme. When feelings trump facts, ignorance and pain are free to run rampant. The problem is that this is again becoming more common… wildfires can grow when disregarded. I’d like to see accreditations removed from colleges that play this dangerous game… so sad that the media is in on it and that bad behavior is ignored or worse, rewarded.

  • Laurel

    Trouble is FOX News helped to purport the hoax since I first read the receipt story there.

    Perhaps if reporters did their own reporting instead of buying the news from the wires we would get more accurate news that is of value.

  • And just what pray tell is wrong with manufacturing “evidence”? Don’t the Ten Commandments exhort us to bear false witness against our neighbors?

    Wait a second, I messed that up. Truth is, everything’s wrong with manufacturing evidence, and bearing false witness is one of most heinous things you could do to somebody, even if that somebody is a perceived, monolithic group of somebodies.

    “Progressives” (commies) can only subsist on lies. Truth would kick their little heinekens into loose lipids. Scrutiny would out them. Honest debate would shine a billion candlepower light on the absolute absurdity of their anything but pragmatic ideas, causing their “solutions” to go scurrying into the walls, like the disease-carrying vermin they are.

    If the perceived problem were a fire, the solution would probably be to douse it with a high octane mixture of petrol. If the problem were cold, the solution might be round the clock outdoor nudity. Were it heat, ultra-thick skintight rubber coats might answer.

    Problem: Poverty…Solution: Maintain the poverty.
    Problem: Lack of education…Solution:Teach nothing but revisionist foolishness and Marxist propaganda. Keep the little drones as captive and incapable of reason as possible.

    Regarding racism, the solution there is to perpetuate it, stoke it, gin it up, agitate it. Create it. Lie to both sides about it. Make both sides angry about it if possible.

    Use trickery, dickory, dock. Make a moose run up the clock. Use bickering, slickering, slop, then harvest the evil crop.

    The left stinks. I know, it’s breaking news. Have I born false witness? No…just look at the manufactured evidence I’ve used. I got it from them.

    P.S. Welcome to Scoop Caleb!

    • 57thunderbird

      Good one Rs! 🙂

  • giveususfree

    I liked Bob’s comment when he said “shishm eshet meesh heesh a moosh shm ashh and acksh shhoom tschmesch.” Which is funny because I so rarely agree with him.

    • Him do have a way with words.

      • giveususfree

        Talking 100mph through a mouth full of spit takes skill.

  • FreeManWalking

    It isn’t always easy to be optimistic, but I find my esteem much higher when resolving a problem than I do dwelling on the problem.

    These perpetrators of Hoax Hate Crimes are attempting to destroy institutions, using the same tactics as 0b0 is using to destroy America, only on a smaller scale.

    It takes more effort to clear out and restore deteriorating mortar in an old established structure than it does to chip away at it removing a brick at a time until it all falls down.

  • Pretty sick stuff. From the gay hoaxes to racial hoaxes all this nonsense just diminishes real racism when it occurs. These folks can’t see the rampant racism they bleat about, so they have to manufacture it.

    • 57thunderbird

      That is because they are the ones that are guilty of racism.

  • Patriot077

    Daniel Greenfield wrote an article last week about manufacturing intolerance which I found very concise. It’s what the left does all the time but I don’t think most of us understand it because it is so far removed from our realm of thinking.

    Edit: I looked up the link if anyone wants to look it over:
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/manufacturing-intolerance/

  • Dr. Strangelove

    Dana is right. Just like Dan Rather justifying his lies about Bush.

  • Dr. Strangelove

    I love acronyms. Why don’t they call themselves the Bias Understanding Response Partners?