Zhu was caught in a row over Muslim women wearing hijabs and said black communities should address violence in their own communities before "blaming others."
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This isn't a news story from David Brennan, it's an opinion piece. Examples of how Brennan inserts his left-wing bias into the "article," in response to Kathy Zhu's question "Did you know the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks?" he wrote "Zhu did not provide any actual statistics or facts to back up her assertion." The issue isn't whether or not she provided the statistics as if she had them at her fingertips, but is the statement implied in her question true or not. As a "journalist" this should have been Brennan's job. If Brennan had done his job he could have discovered that blacks/African Americans represent 13% of the population, but FBI statistics from its Uniform Crime Reports showed that blacks account for 27.8% of total arrests (in 2014; other years show similar high percentages), and 51.3% of arrests for murder. These stats and many others are confirmed by the National Crime Victimization Surveys put out by the Department of Justice. When it comes to race of perpetrator, blacks commit 90% of homicides against other blacks. In other words, Kathy Zhu is factually correct. Brennan claims Zhu contradicted herself on her story about refusing the hijab. How? She could have "politely declined" as she stated while the Muslim woman could have ignored her refusal and persisted in trying to force her to wear the hijab. Brennan should take a logic class and study up on what constitutes an actual contradiction, then he could follow up on straw man fallacies and how to avoid making them.

He quotes Zhu asking a question asking if MWA advocates for the punishment of women who refuse to wear a hijab, then writes "she did not provide any evidence." Uh, she asked a question, and one does not need to provide evidence within questions. Besides that, if the MWA is calling her refusal to wear a hijab "Islamophobic," then that COULD be considered EVIDENCE that they are advocating for the punishment of women who refuse to wear hijabs. Public shaming and slander are forms of social punishment.

Brennan ends by falsely claiming -- without evidence -- that Robby Starbuck "incorrectly interpreted the incident," and Joy Villa "also misread the situation" by "falsely claiming Zhu had been blocked from competing because the [sic] was a conservative." In fact, Zhu's comments are common among conservatives and are neither racist nor Islamophobic, and she was fired for them. He could have also investigated to see if contestants who made liberal political statements on social media kept their jobs, but that would have required actual journalism.

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