We reported this week the attack on Larry Elder by a woman in a gorilla suit and her leftist comrades while Elder was campaigning in LA. While we did report it, most of the garbage media was completely silent on it because Elder is a black Republican, of course.
The LA Times did report on the incident yesterday, however in tweeting out the story they used a deceiving photo of Elder looking like he was slapping a white woman:
LAPD is investigating the altercation in Venice yesterday where a woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at Elder and attacked a member of his staff https://t.co/nJpmuW1vXN
— Julia Wick (@sherlyholmes) September 9, 2021
The photo has absolutely nothing to do with the story and it’s not what it seems. In fact, Elder and the woman in question, Soledad Ursua, were in the process of hugging each other:
Yesterday @larryelder was my guest. We were attacked by a group yelling racial slurs, a white woman in a gorilla mask threw eggs. Yet @latimes finds a deceiving pic of us about to hug to confuse the story- a HATE CRIME was committed against a black man running for Governor of CA pic.twitter.com/RJxm2rmDiw
— Soledad Ursua (@SoledadUrsua) September 10, 2021
Ursua also responded directly to the La Times tweet:
Why would you use such a misleading photo that makes it look like @larryelder is slapping me? He was the victim of a hate crime yesterday by a white woman wearing a Gorilla Mask. This is outrageous @streetpeopleLA @EmilyTVproducer @ShellenbergerMD @JennyChachan @VeniceUnited
— Soledad Ursua (@SoledadUrsua) September 9, 2021
I checked out a cached version of the La Times article and it did use the same deceiving photo at the top of the article yesterday. However if you check it out today, that photo is gone and replaced with one from the actual altercation they are reporting on.
Why would they even use a photo like that to begin with when they had actual photos of the hate crime? It just shows that even when the garbage media reports on something, they put their own leftist spin on it. They simply do not want to honestly report on Republicans.
Even the Sheriff of LA County was appalled at what happened, labeling it a hate crime and asking where all the normal outraged politicians were:
QUESTION: How is this not a hate crime?
ANSWER: Because “woke privilege” means a white woman can wear a gorilla mask and attack a black man without fear of being called a racist.
— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) September 9, 2021
The NY Post had an opinion article yesterday pointing out that the MSM pretty much ignored the story:
Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on The New York Times site either, although if you make it to the 15th paragraph of a story titled “The Vice President pushed back against the effort to recall Newsom in the Bay Area,” you will find a bland passing reference to Wednesday’s disgusting incident.
According to our nation’s media leaders, it’s not a story that a white person wearing a gorilla mask attacked Larry Elder, a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of California, by hurling an egg that touched his head.
If Elder were a Democrat, the attack would have been instantly and with good reason dubbed racist. It would not only be front-page news, it would be just about the only news you were hearing about today on CNN and MSNBC. Charles Blow, Perry Bacon and Jamelle Bouie would each be writing the first in a series of angry columns about it. So would Gail Collins, Jonathan Capehart, Jennifer Rubin, Michelle Goldberg, Paul Krugman, Maureen Dowd, Dana Milbank and Ezra Klein.
We would be treated to multiple news analyses about the history of the usage of gorilla tropes against blacks. Joy-Ann Reid, Rachel Maddow and Don Lemon would be doing hour-long broadcasts on the attack, convening panels discussing just how the attack pulls the scab off racism in America, and proves we have so much work left to do in dealing with the problem. Vox would commission a series about California’s grim history of racism dating back to the Chinese Exclusion Act, and Asian-American and Latino writers would hasten to explain that California’s historic hostility to all sorts of persons of color is as traditional as its Tournament of Roses parade.
Three-thousand-word essays about the brutal, unknown history of lynchings in the Golden State would be published in The Atlantic and/or The New Yorker. Al Sharpton, exhibiting a combination of exhaustion and despondency, would be a guest on half a dozen cable TV shows.
But obviously none of that happened and Larry Elder knows exactly why, just as we all do, saying “If I were a democrat, obviously, this would be called systemic racism and it would be called a hate crime.”