Another false claim of a crime

Washington Post:
Texas teen made up widely publicized story of being kidnapped, raped by 3 black men, police say

The allegations from 18-year-old Breana Harmon Talbott made “many in the community fearful there were individuals abducting women,” police said.
The allegations suggest a terrible crime.  It is a newsworthy event.  But so are all of the fake hate crimes perpetrated by Muslims, some racial minorities, and people of different sexual orientation.  Those crimes rarely get this kind of coverage and they should because they have more of a political context than this one.  All are attempts to achieve victim status and stigmatize perceived political opponents.

I think the reason those crimes do not get as much attention is because they go against the media narrative of those people being victims.


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