Elsewhere in the news, a British BLM leader was shot in the head at a garden party last weekend. The media initially jumped all over the story with Diane Abbott, a liberal member of Parliament tweeting:
Black activist #SashaJohnson in hospital in critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head. Nobody should have to potentially pay with their life because they stood up for racial justice #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/AlE4ELXiFl
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) May 24, 2021
But it turns out the shooters were themselves black and had invaded the garden party Johnson was attending for reasons having nothing to do with her. The media, which had initially been all over the story, promptly dropped it. Interestingly, for a group named Black Lives Matter, Johnson’s life mattered less once it was revealed her shooting was not racially motivated.