The Cincinnati Enquirer is being criticized for doxxing a middle class family which sent a donation to a school board candidate. The doxxed family appeared in an article which advertised their name and address. The obvious intention of the doxxing was to present the family as being engaged in illegal and extremist behavior by donating to school board candidates who shared their enthusiasm for fighting leftist curricula.
Innocent family doxxed for fighting CRT
The article has now been thoroughly redacted to eliminate the personal information of the targeted family, though this was clearly done only because the publication received negative attention.
Campaign donations are available in the public record but what the Cincinnati Enquirer did went far beyond the bounds of ethical journalism.
By explicitly advertising the identity of an innocent middle class family and implying in the article and on social media that they are right wing extremists, the publication was asking for them to be attacked.
This is the most dangerous variety of “cancel culture,” a normal American family being singled out as a target for leftists to harm physically and financially simply for donating to a political cause they support.
The cause in question is the battle against critical race theory being taught in schools nationwide. Parents have increasingly been fighting back against this insidious ideology.
The explicit purpose of the article was to suggest that those running to take back local school boards from liberals are ignorant and misguided for not belonging to the established order.
The fact that the doxxed family donated to one of these candidate via Venmo was presented as evidence for the perceived lack of professionalism amongst these new campaigners.
Implicitly the Cincinnati Enquirer wanted to tell liberal and leftist readers that the family and candidates are morons who deserve to be harassed for having the wrong opinions.
Even the federal government has been attempting to slander parents who object to their children being taught to hate themselves as “domestic terrorists.”
Pedantry has been used to deny that “critical race theory” is actually being taught in public schools. Anywhere this shows up it is a blatant lie and many parents are not being fooled by it.
The specific term doesn’t matter; nearly every public school in the country is teaching anti-white and anti-Christian propaganda to students; most students likely don’t even realize this because they have been exposed to it for years already.
The Cincinnati Enquirer has removed the personal information but the damage is done. Millions of normal American parents are being told that they might be doxxed or pursued by federal agents if they want to have a say in what their children are being brainwashed with.