CBS News Acknowledges South Africans Protesting the Pandemic Murder of White Farmers

Thanks to Moonbattery

CBS News, a pillar in the liberal media establishment that obsessed endlessly on the sins of South Africa until Apartheid had been brought down, surprisingly ran a story on what the country is like after Apartheid:

Thousands of white farmers have snarled traffic on some major roads in South Africa in what they call the Black Monday protest against the high rate of murders of farmers. …

The protests are backed by AfriForum, a lobby group which promotes the rights of South Africa’s white minority, especially the Afrikaner population descended from Dutch settlers. AfriForum claims that 70 [actually 72] white farmers have been murdered in 341 attacks on farms so far this year.

But could it be that the demonstrators are racist for objecting to the killing off of white farmers?

Some protesters were seen carrying a flag from the nation’s apartheid era, when the white minority was in power and black people couldn’t vote, the BBC reports. …

The protest has been criticized by the Black First Land First group which claimed in a series of tweets that white farmers are perpetrating violence against black people.

Armenians perpetrated the same sort of violence on Turks, and Jews on Nazis.

CBS News forgot to mention this:

At the same time the protests were taking place, an elderly man was hacked to death with a machete on his vegetable farm in the northern town of Vryheid. … [The farm murders] are typically characterised by extreme brutality, rape and torture.

But at least the brutality, rape, and torture advance Social Justice.

The CBS report doesn’t touch on this either:

Human rights groups have previously accused [Arts and Culture Minister Nathi] Mthethwa’s party, the ruling African National Congress, and President Jacob Zuma of inciting attacks on farmers through anti-white hate speech, including Mr Zuma’s singing of the controversial “Shoot the Farmer, Kill the Boer” revolutionary song.

Earlier this year, Mr Zuma called for the confiscation of white-owned land without compensation, echoing rhetoric from Julius Malema, leader of the left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters party. Mr Malema was last year slammed for telling supporters the he was “not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now”.

You can’t expect CBS News to give that kind of context; it would inflict too much damage on The Narrative.