Demonised by a work of fiction

While the whole world watches, two women are being demonised as a result of fiction. They are being jeered at and name-called by the vicious lynch mob of social media, those awful and usually anonymous attacking creatures with a grasp of reason as tenuous as their toehold on the world of reality. Worse, they are being attacked by a press gang that claim authority in their vacuous scribblings, but display it neither in the moral or intellectual thread of their tawdry screeds.

The women are Elizabeth Lederer and Linda Fairstein, who were unfortunate enough to be cast as villains in the Netflix series When They See Us fictionalising the ‘Central Park Five’ rapist’s claims of institutionalised racism. Lederer and Fairstein were prosecutors of the five thugs, but the two now face the wrath of social-justice cowards demanding their heads, based on nothing but the faux-outrage of faux-fact fictional tele-waffle.

‘End their careers’, ‘Burn their books’, chant the mob; hell, why not burn them at the stake?

Jumping on the bandwagon in this country’s media is the hapless Danielle McGlaughlin in Stuff, so tribally anti-Trump she swallowed the fictionalised account of the rapists’ brush with justice wholly on account of Trump’s utterings about the convictions, writing, “Even after the exonerations, he refused to back down or take responsibility for his role in the fate of the teenagers who were convicted in the court of public opinion long before they faced a jury”, poisoning her pen in her trademarked fact-free style.

While Trump can brush off such lightweight ‘opinion’ as McLaughlin and her ilk, Elizabeth Lederer and Linda Fairstein can’t. They are suffering an outcome McLaughlin describes as the “consequences” of their part in “the racist system that preyed on the boys’ youth and blackness.”

Perhaps Danielle might pull herself away from the tube long enough to do some actual research of that which she scribbles. If she did she might discover that the wretched five were not “exonerated”, far from it, and the Netflix series was a serious slander of the two female prosecutors.

She could research it but she won’t because it would fly in the face of her personal narrative. If two innocents of the sisterhood have to be thrown on the pyre of manufactured hysteria to anchor her world-view in the intellectual pond of make-believe, well, that’s just too bad for them. She doesn’t care.

It’s an inverse morality permanently embedded in the left. Anything or anybody can be sacrificed to reveal their ‘truth’, and any means employed: including untruths.

For an in-depth non-fictional account of the ugly crimes committed by the five and the trail to ‘justice’, interested readers may find it here, but be warned; it is truly as harrowing as it is heart-breaking.

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