Malkin’s Handy History of Fake Noose

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Hangman Noose
Malkin's Handy History of Fake Noose

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Is it any wonder that American news consumers are at the end of their ropes of patience with the “mainstream media”?

Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett's absurd hate crime claims, few in the “professional” journalism herd paid heed. Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone's a Johnny-come-lately debunker.

And everyone's making excuses: How could we have known? Why would anyone lie about racism? What could have possibly prepared us for such a scandalous swindle?

I'm especially looking at you, Robin Roberts. You and ABC's “Good Morning America” willingly played public relations agents for Smollett last week while his story was already falling apart and he refused to be fully transparent with investigators. Now, you defend yourselves by hiding behind a veil of ignorance about hate crimes hoaxes.

Listen and learn, addled enablers of fraud. Fake Noose is a sick phenomenon that has run rampant across the country unchecked.

I've chronicled the self-victimization pathology in my books, columns and blog posts for years:

  • Columbia University, 2007. Remember black psychology professor Madonna Constantine? She made the rounds on none other than ABC's “Good Morning America,” claiming she found a “degrading” noose (made of hand-tied twine) hanging from her office door. Constantine led fist-waving protests, decried “systematic racism,” and prompted a nationwide uproar, as I reported at the time in the New York Post. Things didn't add up when Columbia initially blocked investigators from obtaining 56 hours of surveillance video. No culprits could be found on the militantly progressive campus obsessed with diversity and multiculturalism. It turned out that Constantine was desperately trying to distract from a brewing internal probe of her serial plagiarism, for which she was eventually fired. The hate crime probe hit a dead end and Constantine faced no criminal charges over the Fake Noose incident.
  • Baltimore Fire Department, 2007. Another manufactured outrage erupted when black firefighter-paramedic apprentice Donald Maynard claimed he found a knotted rope and threatening note with a noose drawing on it at his stationhouse. A federal civil rights investigation ensued and the NAACP cried racism — until Maynard confessed to the noose nonsense amid a department-wide cheating scandal. A top official revealed that Maynard admitted “conducting a scheme meant to create the perception that members within our department were acting in a discriminatory and unprofessional manner.” Maynard faced no criminal charges over the Fake Noose incident.
  • University of Delaware, 2015. Black Lives Matter agitators and campus activists triggered a full alert when a student spotted a “racist display” of three “noose-like objects” hanging from trees. The UD president called it “deplorable;” protesters wept that they were not being taken seriously. After investigating, police discovered the “nooses” were metal “remnants of paper lanterns” hung as decorations during an alumni weekend celebration.
  • Salisbury State University, 2016. Students, faculty and administrators were horrified when a stick figure hanging from a noose on a whiteboard was discovered at the school's library. The N-word and hashtag #WhitePower also appeared in the menacing graffiti. Campus authorities immediately launched an investigation, which exposed two black students as the perpetrators. Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against the Fake Noosers.
  • Kansas State University, 2017. A paroxysm of protest struck K-State after someone reported a noose hanging from a tree on campus. Black students lambasted authorities for not acting quickly enough. They stoked anger online with the hashtag #DontLeaveUsHanging and demanded increased security. But the “noose” was made of cut pieces of nylon parachute cord, which police believed had been discarded by someone who “may have simply been practicing tying different kinds of knots.”
  • Michigan State University, 2017. When a student reported a noose hanging outside her dorm room, MSU administrators went into full freakout mode over the racial incident. Cops and the Office of Institutional Equity were immediately notified. “A noose is a symbol of intimidation and threat that has a horrendous history in America,” the university president bemoaned. But it turned out the “noose” was a “packaged leather shoelace” that someone had dropped accidentally.
  • Smithsonian museums, 2017. NPR called the discovery of “nooses” lying on the grounds of two Smithsonian Institute museums the “latest in a string of hate incidents” after Trump's election. The African-American museum director called them a “reminder of America's dark history.” But the museums refused to release surveillance video and my public records request filed last November yielded zero corroboration of any hate crime. The Washington Post, New York Times and ABC's “Good Morning America,” which all splashed the story front and center, have yet to follow up.
  • Mississippi State Capitol, 2018. ABC, CBS, CNN and Yahoo were among the media outlets that blared headlines about seven nooses and “hate signs” found hanging in trees by the capitol building before a special runoff election for U.S. Senate. The stories created an unmistakable impression that the nooses were left by GOP racists intending to intimidate black voters. In truth, the nooses were a publicity stunt perpetrated by Democrats.

In the wake of Smollett's folly, media sensationalists bluster that there's no way they could have known they were being strung along. Thanks for the valuable admission, elite news professionals, that you are not only dumb and blind but incompetent to boot. It doesn't take a fancy journalism degree to learn from the long, sordid history of Fake Noose:

When you've seen one social justice huckster, you've seen 'em all.


Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

About: Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs” and “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America…” . Her email address is [email protected]

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ChiptheBarber
ChiptheBarber
1 year ago

As soon as I heard the Skillet story, I called BS. There weren’t TWO Trump supporters in the whole country that would have known who he was or CARED if they did know. If by chance 2 average Trump supporters had been hanging out in Chicago at 2:00 AM, .minus 5 degrees, and saw some guy being beaten up, they would probably tried to get the guys off him while calling police. This is the false narrative of racist/homophobe/hick that the media and elites push every day. They know we don’t act like this. But if they have a few… Read more »

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 year ago

Racism is the Modern day Democrats’ way of keeping them folk back down on the Plantation….the Government Plantation. Dems learned that the Cotton Plantation could only hold so many blacks…….only so many acres of cotton and cost of having to feed them. The new Government Plantation can accommodate all the blacks….and many whites as a bonus…..and the black run toward it rather than away from it…….and the rich people pay for their keep through taxes. What a deal….all the benefits, objectives, agendas…….and none of the overhead and headaches.

Greg K
Greg K
1 year ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

Add “and Welfare” right after “Racism” and your comment is spot on.

Oldshooter gmmeade@hotmail.com
Oldshooter [email protected]
1 year ago

It may just be because I don’t know many real anti-black racists, so I have a skewed perspective, but I can’t remember ever (and I’m in my 70s) encountering an honest racist threat involving a hangman’s noose. I am aware of the black lynchings back in the 1930s to ’40s; however, more recently, nooses seem to be a black meme rather than something white racists think about. Virtually all the white folks I know, when we hear, or think, about a hangman’s noose, think of a legal execution or maybe a vigilante lynching of cattle rustler – not lynching black… Read more »

tomcat
tomcat
1 year ago

Lot of good comments here but no one was actually fooled by this tripe. The democrat politicians are so stupid they fell right into the trap and came out covered in the brown stuff. Michelle hit the noose right on the head and did a good job of exposing the fake news. You got to get much smarter than this bunch before they can actually pull the wool over peoples eyes. The brothers, as I read , were his drug dealers.

Carol B Combs
Carol B Combs
1 year ago

Great American Patriot.

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago

Hey, do you all smell (Smollett) that? .. its another smoking gun, by opportunistic politicians using Gov malfunction to capitalize on dysfunctional families… Will a mentor/foster parent step up and spank that brat? Thank you! They didn’t get the: love, affection, and praise, of their parents as children; and so went in search of approval, validation, wealth, fame, and position, from the public. The boy, who cried wolf, is being used as the poster boy for the wolves in sheep clothing, that have made up their den in DC.. The foxes are watching the hen house people, let’s go fox… Read more »

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago
Reply to  Walter Goddard

The Latest news says, That Smollett has been charged with 16 felony counts against him..

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago

Reminds me a lot of when we were kids and wanted to get a sibling into trouble somehow. All manner of “fake noose” events were imagined, or twiste beyond recongition of reality. The ulitmate farce, despite its too-frequent use, was “she LOOKED at me funny!!!! Waaah waaah waahh!!”. Thankfully the folks saw through THAT one pretty quickly and it never worked again. Which, of course, led to the surreptitious making of uglyfaces by the oft-falsely accused to irritate the false accusers… who were by then no longer deemed credible. WOuld that the current crop of “national figures” were to mature… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago

Oh Michelle, you’ve done it again…. came out swinging that BIG BAT and never let up. Amazing how those that wanna be duped always will be. If this sort of circus continues, as it almost certainly will until the next election I fear there will be such a run on peanuts and popcorn one would be wise to invest in furtures in those two commodities. HOW much of this nonsense will have to continue before the masses begin to not only scorn the classes who perpetrate this stuff (certain classes of politicians….. and celebrities) but write them off as the… Read more »

Ray Ficara
Ray Ficara
1 year ago

During the height of the Duke case some Black Studies prof with no tenure was about to be canned so she tied a noose and hung it outside her office and got CAUGHT!!

DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
1 year ago

Give them enough rope and they eventually hang themselves. Pun intended.

Chuck
Chuck
1 year ago

Gotta Love Michelle … Upfront straight talk … facts are stubborn things … if only truth, facts, and reality actually mattered anymore …

Mike E.
Mike E.
1 year ago

Michelle has done us another great service in promoting the truth over lies. Not many of us were alive when lynching was being used throughout the deep South by democrats attempting to intimidate blacks and even some whites who stood up for blacks rights to vote and own weapons for their self defense. All Americans need to know our history and especially who was responsible for that behavior. Hint: it’s the same group trying to exploit that intimidation technique today – now they’re called progressives and they’re desperate to cast the blame of using the noose on conservatives. But don’t… Read more »

Patriot
Patriot
1 year ago

The democrats and President Trump haters will stoop to new lows as they are scared of Trump winning in 2020. Notice how they say “it’s Republican white people doing this”. Expect to see more ‘incidences’ before the next election and the leftist news media falling for it.

Mark R
Mark R
1 year ago

How about this for “coincidences? Cory Booker (accused of groping a man in a restroom), is dating Jussie Smollet’s sister who is also the head of the Children’s Defense Fund whose main supporter/pusher is Kamala Harris. Having lived 10 years in Chicago, I instantly knew his claim was a lie. Chicago is so heavily democRAT, anyone wearing MAGA hats would have been pummeled on the streets. The legacy of Mayor Daily & the former PIMP in the White House is alive and well after all these years. I laughed MAO seeing the CCTV footage of the bros buying all the… Read more »

William Flatt
William Flatt
1 year ago

Smollett’s false claim of being noosed was synced with major Democrats’ legislation to outlaw lynching (which I was puzzled about only because I thought that attempted murder was already illegal). Smollett’s defenders Kamala Harris and Cory Booker were the co-authors of this curiously timed legislation.

So next time liberals are acting up and being hysterical, don’t dismiss them as kooks, look to see what the commiecrats are doing legislatively – these things have been connected in the past and they’ll be connected in the future, too.

Nottinghill
Nottinghill
1 year ago
Reply to  William Flatt

They should know this commie demoncrats scheme by now but sorrowfully do not.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 year ago
Reply to  William Flatt

Good comments of the USERS of NEGATIVE HISTORY. The “controllers” will use the DOUBLE LAW STANDARD to IGNORE the law when done to further THEIR DIVISIVE AGENDA.
You are correct. For example the “environmental police” passed “environmental policies” after working WITH “environmental” activists. This COLLUSION has been PROVEN time and time again. Has anything been done to the PERPETRATORS of this TRAVESTY? NOTHING HAS EVER BEEN OPENLY REPORTED OR CONDUCTED to hold the PORTRAYORS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE.

pigpen51
pigpen51
1 year ago
Reply to  William Flatt

The Democrats made lynching even MORE illegal. For white people, that is. Black people will still just be illegal, but white people committing lynching will be illegal x 2. That is how much the Democrats really, really care about black people. They hope you remember that come election day.