This week, police captain Jay Baker had a bad day. He went before the press and, as part of his job, explained the investigation into the horrific massacre that had taken place only, at the time of the conference, the night before.
During that presser he relayed, as cops do, the information about the investigation and the suspect’s stated motives. And that’s when Aaron Rupar opened his stupid face on Twitter.
The quote, the tweet, the clip, immediately were everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And then it was on the news and Baker was under fire. People called for him to be fired. The Young Turks did videos trashing him as racist. CNN brought Lisa Ling and other correspondents and reporters with Asian heritage to come on air and trash Baker and the entire police force as racists. Trevor Noah bashed the police and the comment on The Daily Show. CBS, NBC, MSNBC… everybody.
But here’s the problem. That’s not what happened. It wasn’t a comment at all. The problem was just that Aaron Rupar is fatly dishonest.
Eventually people notice. Including his fellow travelers at The New York Times and Vox.
And Rupar got sad about it. Poor Rupar, the real victim.
He got burned by Urban Dictionary, too.
— Urban Dictionary (@urbandictionary) March 20, 2021
But this is what we can really learn:
This is why I don’t care about deep fakes: you can have perfectly recorded video that’s effortlessly streamable and confirmable, and still contextualize the convenient narrative above truth.
This will never end. The news will forever more be, not just fake, but optional. https://t.co/82eYqdoVdJ
— Antonio García Martínez (@antoniogm) March 19, 2021
Yep. That is correct.
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com