Just today the New York Daily News ran a story with the headline “Peyton Manning’s squeaky clean image was built on lies, as detailed in explosive court documents showing ugly smear campaign against his alleged sex assault victim.”
How’s this for irony: the man who wrote the piece about an image allegedly “built on lies” was none other than Black Lives Matter activist, Shaun King, the male Rachel Dolezal.
As we reported here awhile back, Shaun King, an author and writer, is widely credited as being the driving force behind launching what has grown into the national #BlackLivesMatter movement. For years King has claimed that he is “black” or of “African descent” because, like President Obama, he is of mixed race having been born to a white mother and black father.
King has been one of the leading voices speaking out against police brutality on social media, helping local groups form in various cities around the nation to protest Da Man. However the UK Daily Mail has broken information that would seem to contradict King’s claims.
A copy of King’s birth certificate was procured which lists his parents as Naomi Fleming and Jeffrey King, both of whom can be seen in the photograph below and both of whom would be very, very difficult to mistake as being black. Jeffery Wayne King, born November 11, 1955, is listed as Shaun King’s father on his actual birth certificate. Photos have also been found and posted of King’s brothers Jason and Russ, neither of whom are likely to be mistaken for Lebron James or Michael…oops…make that Randy Jackson either.In his article, King goes into 5,000-word excruciating detail about an alleged incident in Peyton Manning’s past which is in stark contrast to his image as “golly, gee-whiz” pitchman and “arbiter of all things good and decent in the world.”
But King is hardly one to determine what’s good and decent in the world.
A charity for which the prominent #blacklivesmatter activist and social justice writer for the New York Daily News has been raising money since 2013 was never actually created.
King falsely claimed he was the victim of an anti-black hate crime in Kentucky in 1995. The police report and detective investigation into the alleged incident found no evidence for the claim. Probably in part because King is white.
And there is also Shaun King, the plagiarist.
As the Daily Caller reported, King copied a blog post verbatim and posted it on his massively popular Facebook page without giving attribution to its true author.
The New York Daily News is free to report on whatever it wants, and whatever the truth is about Manning, it does seem a bit rich to have someone whose image is also built on lies be casting such as large stone.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]