The Art of the Steal
Could it be that the folks at The New York Times don’t know that Elder is running for governor in the recall election?
Here’s an experiment that will help you understand why so many people think the 2020 election was stolen—whether stolen by stuffing ballot boxes in the middle of the night or by keeping relevant information from the public (e.g., the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop).
Go to Google and type in “woman throws egg at Larry Elder.” (For those who haven’t the stomach to read anything about California, Larry Elder is the leading candidate [Republican] to replace the current wildly incompetent governor, Gavin Newsom). What comes up on page one of the search? Stories on Fox News, the New York Post, CBS News, Newsweek, Real Clear Politics, Yahoo, and CBS8, MSN—and a YouTube video.
Now: that probably can’t be described as “nothing,” but only CBS and MSN are major. Newsweek is probably thought by most people to have died years ago. The other outfits are all right of center.
Who didn’t cover the story? The New York Times and The Washington Post. But of course, you had already guessed that.
Now go to The New York Times website and type in “Egg Larry Elder.” Those are the key words in this story. What do you get?
The first choice offered is:
“Sports. PRO BASKETBALL: Holding Class on the Court; Larry Brown Takes On Task of Teaching the Young 76ers ‘What the Game Is About.’ Print Edition, October 17, 1997.”
That’s not exactly on topic. Try the second choice.
Second choice is:
“1974: The Year the Golden Egg Cracked.”
Hmm. Could it be that the folks at The New York Times don’t know that Elder is running for governor in the recall election? Have they been too busy praising Biden for his masterful withdrawal from Afghanistan? Let’s see.
What comes up when “Larry Elder” is typed in the search box?
“How did Larry Elder Become the Front-Runner in California’s Governor Race?”
“California’s Recall Election Is Broken.”
“California Recall Vote Could Weaken the State’s Aggressive Climate Policies.”
Ah ha: so, the editors and writers do know Elder is running—and has a chance of winning. And they don’t like it. You will have guessed the pieces are not flattering to Elder.
No mention in a title of the woman, who happens to be white (to borrow phrasing from the past), who threw the egg at Elder, who happens to be black.
The Washington Post also knows Elder is running. Type “Larry Elder egg” in the search box and the first piece that comes up is “Can Larry Elder build ‘movement’ from California recall?” No mention of the egg incident there. But if you read the piece, you will come across, in the twentieth paragraph (of 22), mention of the egg incident:
“. . . a woman bicyclist wearing a gorilla mask threw an egg toward Elder and then took a swing at a member of his entourage.”
If she had been wearing a Nixon mask, we might simply conclude she wanted to be anonymous as she broke the law and attempted to assault someone. But a gorilla mask? Is she implying nasty things about blacks?
Does anyone care?
Is what she did a hate crime? (Should the category “hate crimes” even exist? Answer: Of course not.)
Elder said it was “hard to say” if the attack was politically motivated but that if he were a liberal, the Left would be “screaming about systemic racism.” You know that’s true.
But Elder’s black. And his policies would help blacks—and help destroy the Left’s narrative.
“There’s a double standard here,” said Elder. “There was an article in the front page of The New York Times the other day, all negative about me, not mentioning the fact that I’m black, not mentioning that I’d be the first black governor of California.”
Meanwhile, leftie wokies are cooing about Kathy Hochul who is the first woman/female/birthing person to be governor of New York. Amazing, isn’t it: a woman who can chew gum and be against charter schools for blacks at the same time.
Elder supports school vouchers and charter schools—blacks’ last best hope—which has the education lobbyists (who own the Democrat party) in a panic. After all, he might win.
He also speaks about the homeless problem in California. “I will tell you: 6.5 percent of the population of California is black, but according to a [Department of Housing and Urban Development] study, 40 percent of the homeless population is black.” Does anybody care? Does any Democrat care? That almost looks like systemic racism—in a state owned by the Democrats!
The voters may care. But enough of them?
Every registered California voter has received a ballot in the mail, for which no application was necessary. That’s an invitation to fraud. And some people are claiming that the ballots themselves invite fraud: there’s a hole in the return envelope which shows how the voter voted on recall even before the envelope is opened—and, er, gets lost?
If Gavin Newsom wins, there’ll be a lot of people who’ll think this election was stolen too, as they think the 2020 election was stolen—that Democrats have perfected the art of stealing elections. They may be wrong, but how long can democracy survive when the people have stopped trusting the process?