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CRAFT NEWS REPORT

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A LIE BECOMES THE TRUTH: RALPH NORTHAM AND BLACKFACE PHOTO

Northam apologized for appearing in a racist photo of two people wearing blackface and a KKK robe.

By: Paul Craft


When does a lie become the truth? You might ask Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. 


Before I answer the above question, take a look at Governor Northam's comments on infanticide. NBC reported that, 


"Asked on a radio program what happens when a woman is going into labor who desires a third-trimester abortion, Northam noted that this kind of procedure only occurs in cases of severe deformities or nonviable pregnancy. He said that in this scenario, “the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”


It's unfortunate to see men like Northam and other abortion supporters devalue God's creation as they do. It is hard for me to understand how people can be so cold-hearted.


All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. — John 1:3 (KJV)


Let's get back to Governor Northam's difficulty of just telling the truth.  On February 4, 2019, Northam apologized for appearing in a racist photo of two people wearing blackface and a KKK robe in a 1984 yearbook. You can watch the Video here.


Even though Northam admitted being in the picture, a day later he said it was not him in the picture. Northam then said he at one time dressed up in blackface to depict Michael Jackson.


You have to ask the question of why would anyone admit to something they never did. The answer is strategic spin doctors.


Like most politics today, the truth is what you want it to be. You put together a crisis management team and then a false narrative is put together to disguise the truth.


The Washington Post reported that Mr. Northam himself pledged to get to the bottom of that mystery, saying he would hire a private investigator to unearth the truth. Since then, nothing. If such a detective was hired, he or she was not identified. If an investigation was undertaken at the governor’s behest, its results are unknown.


Just think of the time and money wasted because the governor wants to cover his you know what instead of sticking with the truth when he first admitted it was him in the photo. 


The lie doesn't stop there. After a period of silence in February, he had a set-down interview with CBS's Gayle King. Mrs. King asked Northam what the controversy over blackface had taught him. Which led to this exchange:


Northam: "Well, several things, starting with I was born in white privilege, and that has implications to it, and it is much different the way a white person such as myself is treated in this country..."


So Northam initially tells the truth, then reverses his statement the next day and now he has become aware that his whiteness is a detriment to society.  Sorry for being a cynic but does anyone believe Northam. "White Privilege" is the new code word to tickle the ears of those on the Left.


Well, it appears Northam's crisis team or investigators have the media buying a false truth. 


CBS News recently reported that the findings of an independent investigation  "With respect to the photograph on Governor Northam's personal page, we could not conclusively determine the identity of either individual depicted in the photograph," the report revealed. "No individual that we interviewed has told us from personal knowledge that the Governor is in the Photograph, and no individual with knowledge has come forward to us to report that the Governor is in the photograph."


Other media networks have also concluded that there is no direct evidence that Governor Northam was in the picture. That is even though he initially accepted responsibility for his past actions, but then again, the truth is what you want it to be in politics.


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