KTLA reported about a 92-year-old man who was severely beaten by a woman in his neighborhood with a brick. Although they included the image of the woman who beat the 92-yr-old in their video report, they never mentioned that the woman they were looking for is a black woman in the article that appeared on their website. The Washington Post, who also reported on the story, didn’t mention that the attacker was a Black woman until the 4th paragraph of their article.
KTLA reports- Rodolfo Rodriguez had just finished dinner on Fourth of July and was on his daily walk around the block near his Willowbrook home when he was assaulted, his family said.
He was confronted by a woman with a child by her side after allegedly bumping into the young girl, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials confirmed.
He was left severely bloodied and unable to walk with bruised ribs, a broken cheek bone, a battered face and head injuries, his family said.
“There’s no words to explain it,” said Rodriguez’s his grandson Erik Mendoza, who hasn’t left his grandpa’s bedside.
According to Mendoza, the woman in the video pushes him to the floor before grabbing a brick and beating him with it.
“And then when one of the witnesses comes out of her car and starts screaming at her, four other guys come in and start kicking on him,” Mendoza told KTLA.
Misbel Borjas, Rodriguez’s neighbor, said she was the witness involved. Borjas said she also came under attack after she tried helping her friend and claims the mother “tried to hit me with the same rock like hit him.”
Rodriguez’s family said they’re grateful he’ll eventually recover from his serious injuries, but they fear someone else may be targeted if those suspects remain on the streets.
“How can you hurt a 92-year-old man? What kind of threat does he pose to you, for you to do this to him?” Mendoza asked. “That’s why we’re still in shock, as you can see he’s badly injured.”
Rodriguez, who was interviewed by investigators, doesn’t remember much about the incident, but he was able to identify his alleged attacker in the video.
The #FakeNews Washington Post also ran a story titled, ‘Woman beats a 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick, tells him to “go back to your country”.
Buried four paragraphs down in WaPo’s article, they describe the attacker as a black woman.
Mendoza told The Washington Post that Rodolfo Rodriguez, a permanent resident of the United States, had been attacked with a brick and taken to the hospital with a broken cheekbone and two broken ribs.
Misbel Borjas saw the assault as it happened.
Traffic had slowed Borjas’s car at a corner in Willowbrook, Calif., around 7 p.m. on July 4. Rodriguez accidentally bumped into a young girl while walking on the sidewalk, Borjas told The Washington Post. Borjas, a 35-year-old Los Angeles resident, watched the child’s mother — a black woman — push the elderly man to the ground and repeatedly bash him in the face with a concrete brick while yelling, “Go back to your country.”
WaPo wrote this headline purposely to lead people to believe the attacker was perhaps a white Trump supporter because the comments under the social media post were full of unhinged leftists blaming Trump. –The Gateway Pundit
Commit a hate crime while black — race is buried in the fourth paragraph.
Call police while white — race is in the headline.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 10, 2018
Twitter user Rosie Memos points out the number of major publications that refused to post the image of the Black woman who attacked the 92-year-old Hispanic man, telling him to “go back to your country”.
Memos tweeted: A 91 year old Hispanic man was badly beaten in LA by this woman and her friends and told to “go back to his country” In a bizarre twist
@CNN @HuffPost @nowthisnews @KTLA @BuzzFeed @thehill all refuse to show her picture despite @LASDHQ seeking her identity. Please share.
A 91 year old Hispanic man was badly beaten in LA by this woman and her friends and told to “go back to his country” In a bizarre twist @CNN @HuffPost @nowthisnews @KTLA @BuzzFeed @thehill all refuse to show her picture despite @LASDHQ seeking her identity. Please share. pic.twitter.com/1LXhzm5YGA
— Rosie Memos (@almostjingo) July 10, 2018
Hmmm….by ommitting the image of the attacker, was the media attempting to make their readers assume the attacker was a White Trump supporter?