Occasionally we run into pieces in the media that remind us they’ll stop at nothing to becloud themselves in the name of stopping Trump. Their latest effort comes with a smear on Howard Schultz who the media is desperate to drive from the race.
Schultz grew up in the projects in New York. Rent was less than $100.00 a month and some months the Schultz family couldn’t pay the rent. But shut up about him being poor because the people in those projects were white and didn’t think they were poor.
No seriously. I am not kidding. They Washington Post is actually making the case that even though Schultz’s family was so poor it couldn’t afford a $100 a month rent bill in subsidized projects, they were not really poor. They are trying to claim Schultz is lying about his upbringing.
In 1956, when the Schultz family moved in, the brand-new development’s population was 93 percent white and 6 percent black, according to Housing Authority reports. At the time, blacks made up a far larger proportion — 38 percent — of the population of New York City’s low-income developments. The projects in Brooklyn alone had a similar racial mix, Bloom said. Henry Bolus, who is African American and lived at Bayview for 43 years, including most of the time Schultz was there, said that “you could look near or far and maybe you’d see one other black person.” By the time Schultz moved to Michigan for college, in 1971, Bayview was 81 percent white and 17 percent black.
This is all rather embarrassing, but what can we expect from a media driven to mediagasm over Beto O’Rourke’s entry into the Presidential field.