“€œRacial incident mars high school game,”€ San Antonio’s KSAT reported March 5. “€œSchool district, students apologize.”€

What now, you ask wearily? Another (fake) noose-related “€œhate crime”€? Another (phony) white-on-black gang rape? Another niggardly black hole we have to spend the next week digging ourselves out of?

No, no, and no again, jaded Caucasians. It’s yet another don”€™t wave the American flag in America”€”not even a little one on your bicycle“€”story:

When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison.

Alamo Heights Head Coach Andrew Brewer said he was proud of his [basketball] team….

“€œAs with almost every report on any mainstream news site, you”€™ll find the real story in the comments underneath the official one.”€

But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans.

“€œUSA, USA, USA,”€ they chanted.

San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players from a school with mostly white ones.

Don”€™t you remember a similar outrage when Mexicans in Los Angeles booed the US soccer team? Me neither.

Regarding this recent racist tragedy in San Antonio, I know what you”€™re thinking”€”White kids playing basketball?!“€”but stay focused. The above account is only what happened according to the local TV station. As with almost every report on any mainstream news site, you”€™ll find the real story in the comments underneath the official one.

Today it’s easy for average Americans to fact-check reporters and try to correct the narrative. Maybe too easy. Debunking the “€œhate crime”€ du jour via online outlets is technically simple, but it can also be an addictive, psychologically and physically draining time-suck. (See “€œBreitbart, Andrew.”€)

These days there are finally two sides to every news story: the story itself, then all the facts that the commenters show the editor tried to hide. My overall mood has improved immensely since I acquired the habit of reading the news upside down. That is, I first scroll down to see what commenters are saying about this or that “€œexplosive revelation”€ or “€œgrowing controversy.”€ Inevitably, ordinary folks respond by the hundreds to smug op-eds or biased, overblown “€œnews”€ stories with colorful variations on the word “€œbullshit,”€ thereby reaffirming my faith in humanity.



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