It's hardly a challenge to produce a film and edit it deceptively to prove a point. The premise on which the film is based does not have to be the slightest bit truthful, you can make the movie validate the narrative of the filmmaker's choosing. One such filmmaker, tasked with making White Liberals look like frivolous worrywarts, appeared on Fox and Friends to discredit Black Lives Matter as a valid movement.
Ami Horowitz is a seasoned provocateur filmmaker who seeks to disrupt and agitate. His work was once viewed on Hannity's show to fearmonger Sharia Law. He provided the evidence with his duplicitous hit piece on domestic Muslim extremists. Hannity concluded his movie was sufficient 'evidence' that proved that ALL Muslims in the U.S. want Sharia Law.
He is highly motivated to make films which manipulate video to deceptively demonize liberals and their causes. The video below is a compendium of some of his past work, shown at a 2015 Horowitz retreat. I'm not sure of his relation to far-right Zionist David Horowitz, but he appears at the family retreat nonetheless. This video unmistakably exposes his fact-free, conservative agenda. He loathes liberals, Muslims, the U.N. and his views are farther to the right than Netanyahu.
He likens himself to Michael Moore and even compares his comedic 'talent' with that of Sacha Baron Cohen. Delusions of grandeur much, Ami?
In this latest, bile-inducing project, the dreadful humor-mangler took to the streets of some very carefully selected neighborhoods in an attempt to discredit the existence of the Black Lives Matter movement. First, he went to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn; an upscale, artsy and fashionable area rivaling some of Greenwich Village's neighborhoods with its high priced living, shopping and dining. He only interviewed White males, who were liberal, no doubt.
Those Williamsburg White liberals all affirm that they believe there is definitely racism within America's police departments and one even admitted that he believes there is institutionalized racism in all sectors of our society. See? They're the problem. It's these white hippies who are destroying the perception of law enforcement. It couldn't be the disproportionately high number of minority victims or countless examples of brutality that would lead a logical thinker to ever believe there was a problem.
Horowitz blames the 2016 Democratic Candidates for desperately clinging to the obsolete concept that we still need Black Lives Matter, and for pandering to minorities who just don't need or want their help.
HOROWITZ: There's this whole notion being purveyed, not just on the streets of Williamsburg, but on the podiums of the Democratic Debates, Where you have Hillary and Bernie trying to outdo themselves on who can show that they believe they are more sensitive to the fact that there's this institutional racism in our country and that the police department are the tip of that racist spear. That's what we're kind of dealing with and that's what we saw in Williamsburg as a manifestation of this.
Next, in this gag-worthy film, Ami donned a "Cops Lives Matter" T-shirt and headed to East Harlem, a minority neighborhood. Horowitz found a few folks who were actually Black or Hispanic, who had had positive interactions with the police. L An elderly Black woman even said, 'I pray for the NYPD every day.' Well that settles that! Black people are never victims of excessive force and/or police brutality. The video clearly shows that, who can argue? Certainly not the Fox "News" audience.
Ami explained to co-host Pete Hegseth that he is seldom surprised, in a good way, when he ventures out with his typically provocative manner.
The truth is I didn't know what to expect, I like provoking people. This is an example of being very pleasantly surprised and it shows you the absolute disconnect between White America and what's really going on in our inner cities. Again, there's this notion that's being peddled around the country that cops, just running wild in our inner cities, beating up Black men, shooting Black men.
Deceptive filmmaking is not conclusive evidence that your false hypothesis is true. Infotainment TV, however, will permit this sort of charlatan journalism and present this false reality to their viewers as the gospel truth. Oddly enough, nobody in this craptastic TV world seems to have trouble sleeping at night.