(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A columnist at USA Today rushed to the defense of Duke University volleyball player Rachel Richardson after her false claims of racial harrassment by Brigham Young University students, the Media Research Center reported.
Rachel Richardson reported the incident of fake racism in an Aug. 28 tweet that leftist media outlets quickly pounced on.
— rachel ♡ (@rachrich03) August 28, 2022
“Friday night in our match against Brigham Young University my fellow African American teammates and I were targeted and racially heckled throughout the entirety of the match,” Richardson wrote. “The slurs and comments grew into threats which caused us to feel unsafe.”
Richardson told her father that she was the recipient of racial slurs while Duke was playing at BYU, and said that BYU officials did nothing to punish the hecklers.
Her father, Marvin Richardson, made an appearance on CNN soon thereafter, decrying systemic racism, especially at the traditionally Mormon school of BYU.
“After the game, we [Rachel and I] always talk and she called, but this was a different call,” Marvin told CNN’s New Day.
“She was crying, she was upset and Rachel’s not the person who calls and cries over a loss, it’s just not who she is,” he continued. “So we knew something was wrong and then as she started to tell us what was going on and what had happened during the game, first [we felt] anger, outrage and then just a real need to make sure something was done to correct the things that came across us.”
Yet after a police investigation and a separate BYU investigation discovered that nothing happened, the Left went into a frenzy.
The USA Today op-ed penned by Mike Freeman, the paper’s designated “race and inequality” editor for sports, suggested that the denial of Richardson’s dubious claims of racism amount to yet another right-wing conspiracy theory, despite the fact that there is no evidence whatsoever supporting Richardson’s claims.
His “proof” confirming Richardson’s account? The fact that the Mormon-based school has a history of serving mostly white students.
“These people also ignore BYU’s own past,” Freeman wrote. “We could go back decades or even to its origins but a report from BYU itself last year said students of color felt isolated and unsafe.”
Freeman also took shots at anyone who doesn’t believe everything told to them by federal science bureaucrats and their propaganda wing at CNN and USA Today.
“These are the same people who for five years ignored facts. They believe that Hollywood liberals eat babies… They ignored the 30,000 lies told by the man they worship. They believed the Russia investigation was a hoax. That COVID was. That global warming is.”