Daily Wire host Matt Walsh blasted the dishonest media’s obsession with stoking racial division by reporting on a false story about a pregnant hospital worker accused of stealing a black man’s bike instead of covering the murder of white handyman Lawrence Herr by two black suspects in Louisiana.
“The Matt Walsh Show” podcast host on Monday gave details about what happened last month to the 66-year-old handyman who he said was working on installing a mailbox when he was shot in the back and killed. That story, Walsh noted, was not one that was widely reported in the mainstream media.
Walsh said police arrested two black men – Taj Matthews, 23, and Maurice Holmes, 25 in the murder. A lead detective with the Kenner Police Department testified recently that one of the suspects told police “they wanted to go out and kill a white guy,” according to 4WWL.
“Maurice Holmes and Taj Matthews were black and Lawrence Herr was white, so they executed him,” Walsh said. “Now, these men, they didn’t know Lawrence Herr or they didn’t get into some kind of altercation with him that day.”
A man named Lawrence Herr was hunted and killed for being white. The mainstream media has completely ignored the story. pic.twitter.com/gzSXr3yMwc
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 22, 2023
“He didn’t shout the N-word at them while they drove past,” he added. “Not that that would justify it. They just decided to take a day off work to go hunting for white people. And so they did.”
“Now, no mainstream media outlet in the country has covered this story,” Walsh continued, noting he’s not seen it on Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, or any other major outlets. However, he said the one you are hearing about in the media is the false story involving a pregnant hospital worker Sarah Comrie — who was accused of stealing a black man’s bike.
“Instead they spent the past week going wall to wall with an obviously fake story about a pregnant white physician’s assistant in New York City who supposedly decided to, out of nowhere one day, terrorize some black people,” the host added. “And yet no media outlets did any research or investigation into this version of events. We were supposed to simply accept it at face value, and many people did. And they did so based entirely on this out-of-context video.”
Walsh noted that the headline in the New York Post read, “NYC Hospital ‘Karen’ On Leave After Being Accused Of Trying To Take Black Man’s Bike In Viral Video.”
“The article goes on to mock Sarah Comrie, saying that she, quote, appears to start crying theatrically in the video,” the DW host said. “Now, this is the New York Post. We’re talking about, which broke the Hunter Biden laptop story. They’re capable of doing real investigative journalism on occasion, and sometimes they do.”
“But what they did here is use a racial slur in a headline to spread an obvious lie about a pregnant hospital worker,” he added. “And yes, Karen is a racial slur…Even an article in the BBC from 2020 acknowledges that the Karen meme reference is, quote, a specific type of middle-class white woman.”
“And it became popular, quote, as a way for people of color, particularly black Americans, to satirize this type of white person,” Walsh continued. “In other words, it’s a derogatory label that one race of people uses to describe members of another race, otherwise known as a racial slur.”
The host said Comrie’s attorney has provided the receipt to prove that in fact, she was the owner of the bike and not the other way around. “Sara Comrie rented the bike. That’s not in dispute. The teenagers apparently swapped the QR codes so that she would unlock the bike that they were sitting on, which they could then steal,” Walsh said.
“What’s interesting is why anyone, journalists or otherwise pretended to believe this story for so long,” he added. “Why would anyone pretend to believe again that a white, middle-aged woman who just got off a 12-hour shift at a hospital tried to steal a bike from black teenagers?”
“There’s a reason the media has to lie about the stories of Sarah Comrie and Amy Cooper, not to mention the most egregious recent example, which was Daniel Penny,” he added. “And the reason is simple: it’s because they can’t find videos and news stories of white people going out and hunting black people. It just doesn’t happen. They lie and pretend it happens all the time. But it’s not true. And the people spreading this narrative, they know that it isn’t true.”
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