In an immediate response to Monica Puig’s gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the US mainstream media has shown its true colors.
A few media outlets noted that it was the first gold medal win in history, for the island of Puerto Rico…and then left it at that.
But a few other “major news media” took it a step further. The most offensive was this one from ESPN…
We want to thank ESPN, and the US mainstream media, for reminding us that the US did not “liberate” Puerto Rico in 1898…
But instead took 80% of her farmland, 40% of her currency, raised prices by 20%, denied a minimum wage, installed a Jones Act, opened secret FBI files on 100,000 Puerto Ricans, sent hundreds of thousands more off to war, imprisoned and killed her leaders, fabricated a $72 billion “public debt,” and now installed a Financial Control Board.
But guess what?
Monica Puig won the gold medal.
In the near future, many more Puerto Ricans will accomplish amazing things.
Get used to it. Get over it.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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