Is Althea Bernstein Another Hate Hoaxer the Media Will Fall For?
You’d think that the mainstream media might want to put the brakes on when it comes to hate hoaxes, especially after the “noose” in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage blew up in their faces in such spectacular fashion. But that’s not what Responsible Journalism™ is about. When a marginalized person claims that they were hate-crimed by white American males, they are to be believed unquestioningly. No due process is necessary, due to the saintly nature of the marginalized accusers. So, here we go once again, with the case of Althea Bernstein in Madison, WI.
According to ABC News, which sent one of its crack reporters to Madison to cover the story, Ms. Bernstein is an 18-year-old, half-black, half-Jewish nursing student. While driving around town at 1:00 a.m. for no particular reason on June 24, Bernstein stopped her car at a red light. Her window was rolled down and a car pulled up next to her.
Bernstein says she heard someone yell the ‘N’ word at and looked to see four white men in the car next to her. She described them to police as “classic Wisconsin frat boys” – two were dressed in all black and two were dressed in Hawaiian shirts. One of the dastardly racists then squirted Ms. Bernstein in the face with barbecue starter fluid and the men threw a lighter at her, setting the side of her face on fire.
Since this incident, young Ms. Bernstein has been showered with adulation by the mainstream media, Hollywood and even the royal family in London! She’s been on Good Morning America, where she says that the pain that she went through is an opportunity for white people to try to “be better.” (Huh?) The leftist lady Mayor of Madison took a hugging selfie photo with Ms. Bernstein. And then… Meghan Markle called her!
PRINCESS. MEGHAN. MARKLE.
Oh, my gosh! I’m so excited for Althea Bernstein!
Well, technically, Meghan Markle’s people called Ms. Bernstein’s publicist. Because the first thing you want to do when you are a victim of a racial attack is hire a publicist. Anyway, Meghan Markle’s people got in touch with Ms. Bernstein’s people and then they talked for… like… oh, my gosh! 20 minutes?!
They talked about healing and self-care for like 20 minutes and it was like totally the most like healing and self-caring thing… like… ever.
Meanwhile, the Madison police force has opened a full-scale hate crime investigation. The FBI’s hate crimes unit is probably headed to Madison as we speak, fresh off of successfully cracking the Great NASCAR Noose Case of 2020.
In a strange coincidence, the city of Madison was extremely busy on the night of June 24, when Ms. Bernstein says she was attacked by classic Wisconsin frat guys at 1 a.m. In fact, the Department of Justice is looking for someone who was doing something at that exact time – 1:00 a.m.
You probably heard about the night of June 24. That was the night when a mob tore down two statues in Madison and assaulted a white Democrat state lawmaker. They beat the guy up pretty badly. Then that same mob went to a government building, squirted lighter fluid on it and set the building on fire after waving around a Molotov cocktail. The Department of Justice has released a grainy, hard-to-see photograph of the firebombing attack. There’s even a photo of a person squirting the barbecue starter fluid on the building – the same substance that Ms. Bernstein says the classic Wisconsin frat guys attacked her with.
Which of these scenarios sounds more likely:
Ms. Bernstein’s tale of being attacked by Madison’s Magnum P.I. fan club at 1:00 in the morning on the night of a riot? Or that Ms. Bernstein was accidentally burned as she was participating in a riot that involved barbecue starter fluid and flames?
Althea Bernstein’s story sounds like something that an 18-year-old girl would make up when she shows up at the hospital at 1:00 a.m. and is asked, “Hey, how did your face get burned?” Especially now that the Department of Justice is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the people who set the government building in Madison on fire.
The first question that the FBI will probably ask Ms. Bernstein, which no reporter has dared to ask, is: “Where’s the lighter that the Magnum, P.I. fan club threw into your car as they ‘set you on fire?’”
The media is charging full steam ahead into another obvious hate hoax. Are they ever going to learn?