As this area reported on Monday, a tv marketing campaign commercial for Virginia Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam launched additionally on Monday tried to painting supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie as “Confederacy-supporting, truck-driving racist murderers who assault minority youngsters.”
Nonetheless, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than responses to the make-believe advert indicated that it mirrored an precise homicide involving a 17-year-old Muslim lady sporting a hijab who was chased down in Sterling, Virginia, by a suspect in a car. Based on police experiences, the suspect then kidnapped and murdered the younger lady with a baseball bat, and he’s really an unlawful immigrant.
As indicated yesterday: “The minute-long advert — entitled ‘American Nightmare’ — depicts a big pick-up truck with a Gillespie marketing campaign sticker, flying a big Accomplice flag and displaying a ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ entrance license plate whereas chasing down a bunch of minority youngsters, together with a Muslim lady sporting a hijab, an African-American boy and two younger Latinos.”
As well as, the voiceover on the conclusion of the horrific scene states: “Is that this what Donald Trump and Ed Gillespie imply by ‘the American Dream?’ as they implore voters to ‘Reject Hate’ on Election Day subsequent week?”
Alongside these strains, NewsBusters posted an article in mid-June that acknowledged:
The liberal Washington Publish underlined its popularity as a “liberal rag” on Tuesday, June 18, “by burying the immigration standing of a person who killed a Muslim teenager in suburban northern Virginia.
They put on “Democracy Dies in Darkness” T-shirts after which put something within the “darkness” that is inconvenient to their liberal agenda.
The front-page headline was “Police in Va. probe highway rage in lady’s killing.” There was an image of the sufferer in her hijab. The alleged assailant appeared within the third paragraph of a narrative written by Justin Jouvenal and Julie Zauzmer.
“The motive force,” the reporters acknowledged, “Darwin Martinez Torres, a 22-year-old development employee from Sterling, bought into an argument with a teen on a motorcycle” as she headed again to her Virginia mosque after breaking her Ramadan quick at a close-by McDonald’s fast-food restaurant after which “drove his automotive over a curb, scattering the group of as many as 15 teenagers, police mentioned.”
“He caught up with them a short while later in a parking zone and chased them with a baseball bat, putting 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen after which abducting her in his automotive,” police instructed Jouvenal and Zauzmer.
As if that wasn’t dangerous sufficient, “Torres assaulted Nabra a second time, in Loudoun County, earlier than dumping her physique in a pond subsequent to his condominium advanced, the place it was found about three p.m. on Sunday,” the police instructed the reporters. “The medical expert dominated Monday that the lady died of blunt-force trauma to the pinnacle and neck.”
Based on a column by Mediaite editor and WMAL host Larry O’Connor, “the homicide gained nationwide consideration when it first occurred as a result of the idea was that the Muslim lady was murdered due to the outward signal of her faith.
Nonetheless, “as soon as it was found that the homicide was not a hate crime and the perpetrator was within the nation illegally, the nationwide media appeared to lose curiosity,” O’Connor acknowledged.
Protection of the tough Virginia commercial continued into Tuesday morning, when Gillespie appeared on Fox & Buddies, and co-host Steve Doocy requested: “Ed, while you noticed that industrial that got here out yesterday from the Latino Victory Fund, what did you suppose?” Gillespie responded:
I assumed it was a tragic day for Virginia, and this assault is not only an assault on my supporters — who’re good, respectable, hard-working Virginians who love their neighbors — it is an assault on all Virginians.
And the very fact is that whether or not you disagree with folks or not in Virginia, we imagine in civil discourse, and this can be a new low in politics right here.
“I used to be glad when a few the Democratic members of our Home of Delegates yesterday condemned the advert,” he continued.
“However outrageously, my opponent has embraced it, and it reveals the disdain not only for my supporters, however for all Virginians, frankly, who wish to have a dialogue about points and insurance policies on this election that I have been targeted on,” Gillespie acknowledged.
“And you already know, all they wish to do is smear folks, and it is the unsuitable factor to do, and I place confidence in my fellow Virginians that they see that very clearly.”
Doocy then inquired: “What does it say to you in regards to the opposition that they’d drop that advert every week earlier than the election?”
“It is clear they perceive that this race is slipping away from them,” Gillespie replied.
Will this hostile commercial proceed to explode within the Democrats’ faces throughout the Previous Dominion? Solely time … and NewsBusters … will inform.