The media embargo on “the B word”

posted at 2:31 pm on September 27, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

This is one of those problematic stories which generally devolves into acrimony before you get a chance to wrap your head around the facts. I’m not the first person to bring it up – in fact I’ve seen it mentioned multiple times by the Hot Air commentariat – but the examples in high profile cases seem too weighty to ignore. The question at hand involves the media descriptions of suspects and victims in high profile crimes and the ever present, complicating factor of racial tensions in America.

For the more heavily weighted side of the scale we need not look very far. Most of you probably remember the mainstream media coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting. The New York Times provides just one of many, many examples of the descriptions we read. (Some emphasis inserted in the following examples.)

Facing mounting protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer, the Sanford City Commission voted on Wednesday that they had no confidence in the city’s police chief…

Mr. Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic, told the police that he shot Trayvon in self-defense after an altercation.

The most recent – and high profile – case was that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. CNN was only one of countless outlets which chose to characterize the story in the same way when it first broke.

Brown was African-American. Police have not identified the shooter, but a witness told CNN on Tuesday that the officer who opened fire is a Caucasian male.

But those weren’t the only instances in the news recently. There was also the case of the undoubtedly unjustified shooting of Levar Edward Jones in South Carolina, as reported by the LA Times.

“I just got my license! You said get my license!” Jones, who is black, shouted at Trooper Sean M. Groubert, who is white, as Jones tumbled to the pavement, wounded by at least one shot.

Still not enough? Here’s the opening graf of NBC’s story about the shooing of John Crawford III in Ohio.

On Monday a grand jury convened to decide if a white police officer should be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black man.

You may be noticing a pattern here. And in the case of at least a couple of media observers, you aren’t alone. They questioned why – in light of and compared to the above examples – the national press experienced a virtual vacuum of coverage when Dillon Taylor was shot by a police officer. (You can follow that link yourself to see what the difference might be.)

A similar silence of the talking heads seemed to descend over the case of two white reporters who were beaten by a gang of more than 100 thugs in Virginia.

But it’s not just cases of police shootings or media figures where this unequal dosage of coverage seems to take place. Violent attacks of all stripes make their way into the news on a regular basis and in many cases the precise opposite of the above pattern seems to show up again and again – but only in certain cases. Take, for example, the media coverage of the brutal attack on Meredith Cole and her boyfriend in Springfield, Missouri earlier this year.

Springfield police are looking for a group of people who brutally beat a couple in downtown Springfield. Police have not made any arrests. They hope someone seeing the video will identify the attackers.

One of the victims, Meredith Cole, says the attack started while her boyfriend, Alex, was working as a DJ at the Outland Ballroom. She said she was approached by a group of men outside the club, and they began to sexually assault her. Cole says she returned inside the club to alert her boyfriend, who then left the club to try to identify who her attackers are.

Well, if the news station is really interested in helping the police identify and locate this group of men, perhaps they could have included a few adjectives. But even after reading the entire article and listening to the reporter’s description, you would have no idea what the group of people looked like unless you watched the video.

SpringfieldAttack

Another case involving even more suspects took place in a Kroger parking lot in Memphis, Tennessee, where a gang beat down a customer and kicked him until he was unconscious. The reporting in this case is remarkably similar.

Officers arrested and charged 10 teenagers and one adult as of Monday evening in the attack that happened in a Kroger parking lot…

Three people were injured Saturday night by a large group of teenagers who came from a nearby CiCi’s Pizza restaurant. Two Kroger employees, ages 17 and 18, were jumped while trying to stop the initial attack on a 25-year-old customer.

In the case of the Kroger attack, the community came forward despite the similar lack of adjectives demanding to know why this wasn’t being treated as a hate crime. (In case you hadn’t guessed, the customer was white and the large group of teenagers were black.) The police chief was forced to come out in a later presser to declare that they couldn’t treat it as a hate crime because the victims included “both white and African American victims.”

What they don’t mention is that the second and third victims – both store employees, one of whom is black – were only injured after they rushed outside to attempt to stop the beating. The statements also fail to note that the original, undedited video of the gang assault includes the voice of an observer laughing hysterically as she yells, “They got a white dude!” (The video follows. Viewers are warned that the content includes graphic violence which many will find disturbing.)
Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

In all these instances we see a pattern which deserves an explanation from the nation’s media gatekeepers. If America’s reporters are so concerned about race relations in the country that such descriptions are included immediately when discussing a case where a white person is charged with injury to an African American, how is such discussion less valid when the roles are reversed? Violence takes place all the time, and the fact is that both attackers and victims cover the full spectrum of skin tones. If it’s an important question for us to ponder as a nation, are not all examples pertinent to the discussion? As much as some of these news outlets may hate to admit it, black people do, on occasion, commit acts of violence. And sometimes the victims of that violence are white.

But somehow that’s not a story. When reporting those types of crimes, there is an embargo on The B Word. You never read a headline where “a black man” or ” a black cop” stands accused of this or that crime against “an unarmed white man” or “a young white woman.” I was reminded of this yet again watching all the coverage of the arrest in the disappearance of Heather Graham. Read this thirty paragraph story at HuffPo about the arrest of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., a suspect in the case. If you open that page and place your hand over the picture of Heather you would have no clue as to the races – or even general descriptions – of the persons involved.

Why? Of course, even posing the question immediately brands me as a hopeless, hateful racist in the minds of half the nation and the conversation immediately shuts down. But a responsible media, if they truly wanted to have a frank conversation about racial conflict in America, would be honest enough to tackle this issue.


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It’s even bigger than a drug war. It’s the ethnic cleansing of an area by an emerging racial group. The same thing happened in California and the media ignored it.

DFCtomm on September 27, 2014 at 4:55 PM

I agree. I watched it happening when I was living in Southern California.

The point here is that this media bias doesn’t want to admit that Hispanics are destroying Southern California from the inside, Muslims are committing attacks on American soil, or blacks are attacking people for being white.

Happy Nomad on September 27, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Agree with you both.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 6:10 PM

I think it is racist that every word that is applied to African Americans becomes taboo at some point…

petunia on September 27, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Meanwhile, in many, many Facebook posts, in comments, I read the naysayers on the Left calling the poster and other commenters “trailer trash” or “crackers” or some combination of both — oh, and “hillbillies,” there’s that.

So it’s OK if not standardly acceptable to refer to Whites as such pejoratives but anyone who dares to use the “N” or “B” or “H” word gets banned.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 6:08 PM

E-Verify

I’ve been investigating claims since I was 24 years old. The worst, most horrid cases came through the worker’s compensation field. American businesses (mostly Agricultural and construction) employ cheap labor, house them in terrible conditions with little plumbing, no A/C, and make them pay rent. They don’t even get minimum wage in most cases. Many times, I’d been employed to investigate some really bad injuries and none of them would talk for fear of being deported.

When GWB was in office beginning in 2000, he changed the laws to ensure that seasonal workers were granted permits, and he also ensured that they were granted certain rights…. They paid minimal taxes, they were ensured that their housing was adequate and this was policed.

When Obama took office? He threw out all of those laws. Slave labor is alive and well under the Obama Regime.

To all you Hispanic Latino/Latina voters? Obama and his Democrats are NOT your friends.

/rant off.

Key West Reader on September 27, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I am still trying to figure out the point of this article.

Chudi on September 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

I bet there are a lot of things Chudi is trying to figure out. Probably more than the rest of us combined.

bw222 on September 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM

PC will kill all. It would just be more just if its promoters would go first.

I don’t care what labels you use, but if obama “had a brother” he’d look like Nolen.

If you dispute this you are a racist toothless rube, not erudite and sophisticated at all….just a hick who does his cousins.

Schadenfreude on September 27, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Dayum, Jazz. Good read.

wolly4321 on September 27, 2014 at 6:33 PM

I am still trying to figure out the point of this article.

Chudi on September 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

This will surprise literally no one.

Midas on September 27, 2014 at 6:39 PM

E-Verify…Key West Reader on September 27, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I agree about E-Verify, the need for it, but what Obama proved was that “all those laws” that surround E-Verify (or did) were not being enforced and how easily they were violated without penalty.

I agree that what Obama’s spawned is slave-labor, but, it’s now gone past even “slave” conditions to now include all the US Citizens who are not employed because “slave labor” is “more affordable” than employing citizens who pay taxes and report their income. “Slaves” don’t have to be concerned about that and also unfortunately, it’s become an eagerly acceptable way to live for “slaves” today who enjoy cheap wages but relish in all the supplemental welfare the citizens are paying for them to use.

E-Verify was a start but without appropriate penalties (enforcement) against crimes, including immigration and employment crimes, it does little even when it is used.

I had access once to a construction company’s documents in a mountain state (guess) and nearly ALL of the notices from SSA were advising that company that SS Numbers were improperly used by their employees. Overwhelming number of notices. I mentioned it in curiosity to the owner of that construction company and he shrugged his shoulders, rationalizing their employment as “most of them disappear after their jobs so it doesn’t matter”.

And that was just one company. One company in one state among many others. There’s no incentive (meaning, benefit or penalty) for many people in the USA today to object to this type of crime; they get jobs, they complete them by hiring whoever will do the job well enough to get the job completed. Then, they “don’t care” because there’s nothing beneficial or harmful to them to do otherwise.

I agree that E-Verify was a good place to start but without enforcement and benefit, it’s meaningless and Obama’s disregard for it is proof of that. No one’s holding him to the letter of the law, he faces no bad consequences for violations…and the Left knows this.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Chudi’s gone batshit crazy but if it makes the lunatic feel better or high and mighty to come here with no proof that anyone is racist…I say have at it. We know you’re whack. Insane.

CW on September 27, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I agree that E-Verify was a good place to start but without enforcement and benefit, it’s meaningless and Obama’s disregard for it is proof of that.

Lourdes

That’s not an e-verify issue. Every law, rule and regulation is meaningless without enforcement.

xblade on September 27, 2014 at 7:08 PM

I am still trying to figure out the point of this article. Are you trying to justify the shooting of unarmed black men by cops? What is the point of all the examples which I consider frankly stupid and beside the point. This pointless article is just catnip to the racists who now fill this place, which is now very different from the HotAir I joined the day Michelle Malkin started it.

Chudi on September 27, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Where do you see any “justification” of the shooting of anyone in the article…other than in your own delusional mind?

This has to be one of the dumbest, most unaware, racist comments I have ever seen at Hot Air.

Solaratov on September 27, 2014 at 7:10 PM

I agree that E-Verify was a good place to start but without enforcement and benefit, it’s meaningless and Obama’s disregard for it is proof of that.

Lourdes

That’s not an e-verify issue. Every law, rule and regulation is meaningless without enforcement.

xblade on September 27, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Yes, of course non-enforcement applies to corruption of any/all laws involved. But other comments referred specifically to “E-Verify,” and that’s what I added commenting about.

Lourdes on September 27, 2014 at 7:11 PM

…you must be joking.

Chudi on September 27, 2014 at 3:12 PM

No more so than you.

But not in a racist way…like you.

Solaratov on September 27, 2014 at 7:16 PM

You never read a headline where “a black man” or ” a black cop” stands accused of this or that crime against “an unarmed white man” or “a young white woman.”

Why are you hatin’ on me and my brothers. I mean, afterall…

we should respect a person’s gender identity

nonpartisan on September 27, 2014 at 12:39 PM

If he/she gets to choose his/her gender, I can choose my race, right?

bigmacdaddy on September 27, 2014 at 7:27 PM

brands me as a hopeless, hateful racist in the minds of half the nation

NO it doesn’t…it places you squarely with 75-80% of Americans. You just buy the MSM drivel with no questioning…

winston on September 27, 2014 at 7:39 PM

If he/she gets to choose his/her gender, I can choose my race, right?

bigmacdaddy on September 27, 2014 at 7:27 PM

I’m glad we can finally have this discussion about people being forced into a racial designation they did not choose.

I, as a golden-tan American would like to change my little check-boxes on official forms to “Pacific Islander”, or possibly “Venusian”, because I am truly a golden-tan person trapped in a so-called white body.

I think everyone should be free to explore and celebrate their inner ethnicity! Stop the H8!!!

Dolce Far Niente on September 27, 2014 at 7:44 PM

But a responsible media, if they truly wanted to have a frank conversation about racial conflict in America, would be honest enough to tackle this issue.

Take out the words responsible, truly, frank, conversation, and honest and you have a more accurate portrayal of the current media

The media wanted to advance THE NARRATIVE about racial conflict in America

pilsener on September 27, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Simple explanation: the media are Democrats. As Democrats they want to keep the race issue alive to use it for partisan political gain I.e. helping their politicians win elections. Hence the Demo-media…..

devan95 on September 27, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I think everyone should be free to explore and celebrate their inner ethnicity! Stop the H8!!!

Dolce Far Niente on September 27, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I’ve got an inner Fabio just bustin’ to get out, so that should get me into one of those beautiful-people-only-dating-sites, right?

I mean, I’m declaring that regardless of nature/biology, I’m a hot, burning hunk of manhood in my mind.

bigmacdaddy on September 27, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Color me shocked. HotAir is just now arriving at what the media & police in many instances have been doing for quite a while.

reddevil on September 27, 2014 at 8:53 PM

They pull the similar crap in England where they can’t bring themselves to use the word ‘Muslim’. Instead they describe everyone outside of Europe as ‘Asian’.

reddevil on September 27, 2014 at 9:03 PM

They don’t really want a “conversation”. Much better to be a “victim”. That way the MSM automatically grants you “the high MORAL ground”.

Hint: They used to SHOOT looters.

And as a result, there was very little looting.

GarandFan on September 27, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Key West Reader on September 27, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Your information about protections for seasonal workers under GWB was interesting. It’s so unfortunate that he has been smeared by the likes of Obysmal and his cool gang.

onlineanalyst on September 27, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Sad sign of the times but on the mean streets the profile whether described explicitly or not likely is assumed.

viking01 on September 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM

As much as some of these news outlets may hate to admit it, black people do, on occasion, commit acts of violence.

I know that you were trying to be a bit sarcastic, here, but you really should have included the actual numbers or some sense of how frequently blacks commit acts of violence. By the FBI’s own numbers (for years and years and years) blacks commit violent crimes at a rate so disproportionate to their numbers that it isn’t even funny. If one followed our own courts’ methods of assessing “racism” by statistics when they are considering some black’s claim of offense … whoa Nelly!!

The fact is that, if one takes black crime out of consideration, this nation is less violent than most others. It’s funny how those who like to beat up on our society by pointing out our crime never can be bothered to point out who is committing such crimes at astounding rates. But, hey … Chief Moose assured everyone that the Beltway snipers were white guys tooling around in a truck. Of course …

As to the press … they are just the propaganda arm of the left looking to tear society apart and bring everything crashing down. Well … they got their wish. The America-hating idiots voted for the third-world, dog-eating retard … twice … and America bit the dust. Sad. The greatest nation that had ever existed was killed by white guilt and leftist hate of success. Truly pathetic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on September 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM

You are aware, aren’t you Jazz, of the Hot Air embargo on stories that involve black-on-white crime in a manner that highlights its relative frequency compared to white-on-black crime?

Following the insane grievance-mongering and preposterous victim posturing of substantial segments of the black population in the wake of the Martin case the managers of this site explicitly rejected setting the record straight.

There is no excuse for pandering to any segment of the black community that portrays themselves as eternally oppressed victims of widespread white bigotry and violence. The truth is that by a huge margin the vast majority perpetrators of violence in black communities are themselves black. As for interracial violence, the frequency of black on white violence far outstrips the reverse situation.

It’s an insidious form of bigotry that condescends to consciously ignore reality in order to placate people site management apparently considers perpetually and hopelessly incapable of confronting reality without acting out. It’s damned weak to avoid the confrontation with reality that must eventually take place if we are to move beyond the Sharpton/Jackson mentality that is far too pervasive in black communities because site management has no stomach for conflict and deeply fears charges of racism no matter how utterly and completely unfounded.

I find the parallels to other media types handling of race to be striking. In observing various forms of what amounts to the bigotry of low expectations and refusal to acknowledge reality on the part of other media you should make note of the site’s participation in similar behavior.

novaculus on September 27, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Also remember that the Propaganda Ministry Media edited the 911 tape to make Zimmerman’s description of Saint Trayvon as “black” sound like he initiated the description instead of answering the 911 dispatcher’s request for a description.

viking01 on September 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM

race is usually mentioned when it’s important, i.e. black teen shot because he was black? Race matters and is mentioned.
White woman assaulted with no racial connection at all? Race not mentioned.

That’s both completely justified and so simple to comprehend that I have to assume your inability to understand is feigned rather than genuine.

Tlaloc on September 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Tlaloc on September 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Sadly you’re too stupid to realize the importance of an accurate description of a perp, any perp, aids their capture.

viking01 on September 27, 2014 at 11:38 PM

That’s both completely justified and so simple to comprehend that I have to assume your inability to understand is feigned rather than genuine.

Tlaloc on September 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

So when did you stop eating lead paint chips?

307wolverine on September 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Someone has mentioned an attack on a lady cop in Ferguson.

I wonder if we will get the full description of the perps from the AssPress on that incident?

viking01 on September 28, 2014 at 12:32 AM

I asked for the point of this post initially, and called it catnip to the racists on HotAir…and I have been proven right. The amount racial hatred and anti-black vitriol on this thread is exactly what the author was hoping for. It’s exactly why I asked the initial question. It’s also sad that HotAir has got to the point of posting intentionally vitriolic and inflammatory posts that stoke white-black vitriol and hate for the sole purpose of generating page views. That’s why this place is very different to the HotAir that Michelle started, and the one I joined when it first started.

This was a pointless post this morning, and after all the the racist and anti-black (or is it anti-colored) vitriol, it is still a pointless post tonight.

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM

This was a pointless post this morning, and after all the the racist and anti-black (or is it anti-colored) vitriol, it is still a pointless post tonight.

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM

Yes I agree, your post was pointless the first time you posted it. You can be proud of yourself, you got a scalp tonight in Ferguson. Well done racist.

reddevil on September 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM

tlaloc:

race is usually mentioned when it’s important, i.e. black teen shot because he was black? Race matters and is mentioned.
White woman assaulted with no racial connection at all? Race not mentioned.

What is your evidence that black-on-white violence is less racially motivated than white-on-black violence other than the media chooses to report it that way?

FOAF on September 28, 2014 at 3:34 AM

In case you hadn’t guessed, the customer was white and the large group of teenagers were black.

HORRIBLE grammar.

I will never, ever, ever use the term “African-American.” Ever.

John the Libertarian on September 28, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Jazz, this is your best article yet. No RINOism, no Will Romney Run trolling crap, just a great countdown of the facts.

Theophile on September 28, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Best Jazz Shaw article ever.

Very important subject.

Racial double standard in the media is a big problem.

Also, why is it socially acceptable to use “white” or “old white guy” as pejoratives? Why is racism against whites seen as acceptable and cool? Why aren’t more people honest enough to speak up about this?

Ed Morrissey shamefully refuses to cover the issue in an honest, blunt/forthright way:
http://hotair.com/archives/2013/08/26/should-conservatives-resist-the-race-tu-quoque/

There’s a certain commenter quoted in the above-linked Morrissey piece, by the way.

bluegill on September 28, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Great article, Jazz.

I love in Hampton Roads, receive daily the online Pilot version, and NEVER heard about that attack in Norfolk. Wow.

conservative pilgrim on September 28, 2014 at 5:41 AM

I asked for the point of this post initially,

 
To which many, many people responded.
 

and called it catnip to the racists on HotAir…and I have been proven right. The amount racial hatred and anti-black vitriol on this thread is exactly what the author was hoping for. It’s exactly why I asked the initial question. It’s also sad that HotAir has got to the point of posting intentionally vitriolic and inflammatory posts that stoke white-black vitriol and hate for the sole purpose of generating page views.

 
Serious question:
 
How much of that “generating page views” part do you think you personally contributed to on this thread?
 

That’s why this place is very different to the HotAir that Michelle started, and the one I joined when it first started.
 
This was a pointless post this morning,

 
Did you at least try to go back and reread it again after I, and others, clearly pointed out the media aspect you had obviously misunderstood, doctor?
 

and after all the the racist and anti-black (or is it anti-colored) vitriol, it is still a pointless post tonight.
 
Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM

 
I tend to stop listening to a band, watching a TV show, or stop going to a restaurant when they no longer suit my taste.
 
What’s keeping you here continually putting money in their racist pockets, doc?

rogerb on September 28, 2014 at 7:13 AM

(And that’s yet another page view, doc)

rogerb on September 28, 2014 at 7:14 AM

race is usually mentioned when it’s important, i.e. black teen shot because he was black? Race matters and is mentioned.
White woman assaulted with no racial connection at all? Race not mentioned.

That’s both completely justified and so simple to comprehend that I have to assume your inability to understand is feigned rather than genuine.

Tlaloc on September 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

ROFLMAO

Yes, because it’s immediately apparent from the very first moment of reporting/investigation that a person was shot BECAUSE of their color.

When the perp is black his race is never given or when he/she is caught his/her picture is never shown.

That’s so easy to see daily in any newspaper or tv news report that I have to assume you’re an idiot and only exist to make excuses for a corrupt and dishonest media.

HumpBot Salvation on September 28, 2014 at 8:11 AM

race is usually mentioned when it’s important, i.e. black teen shot because he was black? Race matters and is mentioned.
White woman assaulted with no racial connection at all? Race not mentioned.
 
That’s both completely justified and so simple to comprehend that I have to assume your inability to understand is feigned rather than genuine.
 
Tlaloc on September 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

 
At which point Tlaloc accidentally summarizes the entire piece in one easy sentence.

rogerb on September 28, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM

You’re an idiot…and a racist.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 8:24 AM

First, the pc crowd leaves out the incorrect words, then when people still use them, the govt steps in and makes it a crime. Maybe this is how they cowed the citizens of the UK so that now it is a crime to call those in Rotherham by their real race and belief.

Kissmygrits on September 28, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Another legacy Mr. Obama, returning our country back to 1968. Well done half wit.

Zorro on September 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM

White woman assaulted with no racial connection at all? Race not mentioned.

That’s both completely justified and so simple to comprehend that I have to assume your inability to understand is feigned rather than genuine.

Perhaps the women living near the woman who was assaulted would disagree… knowing the description of the man who assaulted is not irrelevant.

Chitownmom on September 28, 2014 at 10:28 AM

CAIR Not Sure If Oklahoma Beheader Is Really A Muslim Because His Adopted Name Sounds Jewish…

‘I can’t imagine any Muslim taking a Hebrew name.’

– Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director for CAIR.

It’s da JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS, ‘natch!

Resist We Much on September 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM

I asked for the point of this post initially, and called it catnip to the racists on HotAir…and I have been proven right. The amount racial hatred and anti-black vitriol on this thread is exactly what the author was hoping for. It’s exactly why I asked the initial question. It’s also sad that HotAir has got to the point of posting intentionally vitriolic and inflammatory posts that stoke white-black vitriol and hate for the sole purpose of generating page views. That’s why this place is very different to the HotAir that Michelle started, and the one I joined when it first started.

This was a pointless post this morning, and after all the the racist and anti-black (or is it anti-colored) vitriol, it is still a pointless post tonight.

Teaching Assistant Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM

LOL! Absolutely pathetic. Poor little Chudi…

Translation: Chudi’s Ivory Tower World, only Whites can be racist; even the fact that the Far-Left Southern Poverty Law Center has admitted thAT anti-White racism exists (especially in the Blue State O’bama claims to have been born in) is totally irrelevant in its world.

F———-

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2014 at 12:11 PM

It’s also sad that HotAir has got to the point of posting intentionally vitriolic and inflammatory posts that stoke white-black vitriol and hate for the sole purpose of generating page views.
 
Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM

 
I tend to stop listening to a band, watching a TV show, or stop going to a restaurant when they no longer suit my taste.
 
What’s keeping you here continually putting money in their racist pockets, doc?
 
rogerb on September 28, 2014 at 7:13 AM

 
I’d imagine the thread is done, but:
 
It’s worth noting a ctl+f of chudi shows that, of 152 comments, “chudi” occurs 48 times.
 
That’s 31% + of 152.
 
It’s safe to say chudi generated at least 25% of the page views and related ad income from comments (not counting the page refreshes and check-backs for any well thought out and doctorly responses that would never come), and who knows how many views from unregistered readers.

rogerb on September 28, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Hey Chudi, riddle me this.

How come your Democrat Media is playing Dr. Goebbels and censoring the picture of the Oklahoma beheader wearing his Islamic garb?

As Power Line’s Scott Johnson says:

Reliable information about Oklahoma beheader Alton Nolen seems to be in short supply. His likeness is subject to the full Trayvon Martin treatment although the local authorities have called in the FBI. Seen on Twitter, the photo Nolen took of himself earlier this month adds a certain context to the news of his horrifying crimes. Why is Breitbart News the only media outlet I can find publishing the photo? (Compare, e.g., CBS News and CNN.) Is it because one might prematurely infer from the photo that, like Nidal Hasan, Nolen is a Soldier of Allah and that his faith inspired his crimes? The FBI is on the case and, perhaps, we shall see.

Link to the photo Chudi’s Democrat Media doesn’t want you to see…

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM

It seems like a good time to point out that National Review fired John Derbyshire for pointing out that blacks are dangerous and for saying he would warn his children to avoid them.

Fired. By a purportedly conservative magazine.

Eric Holder is right (of course, not in the way that that race troll meant): We are a nation of cowards when it comes to race.

Nomennovum on September 28, 2014 at 12:53 PM

On Friday the media never asked thug Holder about the cop who was shot in Ferguson, nor about the OK beheading.

Die in obama’s azz, most media. You no longer deserve to live/work freely.

Schadenfreude on September 28, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Key West Reader on September 27, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Whites like to complain about Blacks, Muslims and Hispanics. You won’t see too many complaints here about Catholics, Jews, those descended from Irish or Italian immigrant waves of the past. How come? Because every group defends their group. Some even take to defending other groups because their ideologies (they think) align somehow. Within certain boundaries you can complain here or with others in ‘real life’ about the Big Three above, but move into the other realms you’ll be shunned as a racist or a Nazi.

Oddly enough, they also won’t complain about powhite trash rednecks, bikers, or even pretty boy high school sports heroes from middle and upper class families that commit crimes, impregnate their young daughters, deal drugs, etc..

I know this because I’m white. Throughout the years I’ve gotten a lot of nudge-nudge, wink-wink when some other whitey says something disparaging about these other groups.

So, what does one do? Tried pointing out fallacies in their argument. Well, at least that keeps them from ever talking to me again, but then they think I’m a Liberal for some odd reason. LOL

The single group I despise the most are the loudmouth trailer trash rednecks. Now, I’m not talking about real salt of the earth farmers and cowboys who don’t bother anyone, but the idiot wannabes that somehow think they’re descended directly from General Lee and that 150 years ago, Southerners all drove pick up trucks, wore earrings, were “inked”, smoked pot and cooked meth.

White middle class females like these white “bad boys”…makes them hot. White males like them because they are white trash themselves, think of them as REAL MEN…or they’re related. White males like redneck girls because they’re easy and dress like sluts.

We have hardly any Blacks in this county-but the police blotters are quite active I assure you. What’s their excuse? How do these morons who are pretty much drunk and/or high all the time, can’t hold down a job, and have impregnated God knows how many women (and we have to pay more in taxes to support their brats, BTW) get away with it? Why are they not shunned by decent White Society?

In fact, this low life White subculture is glorified in film, TV and song (a whole industry in fact). It’s OK, cute and endearing to be a low-life drunk White Redneck, but being a low-life drunk Black Gangsta is just so unacceptable.

Until we deal with these idiots, I don’t think we need to be complaining about other groups with such righteous zeal.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

It seems like a good time to point out that National Review fired John Derbyshire for pointing out that blacks are dangerous and for saying he would warn his children to avoid them.

Fired. By a purportedly conservative magazine.

Eric Holder is right (of course, not in the way that that race troll meant): We are a nation of cowards when it comes to race.

Nomennovum on September 28, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Yep, definitely not racist…

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM

and after all the the racist and anti-black (or is it anti-colored) vitriol, it is still a pointless post tonight.

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM

As expected, you did not address many well-reasoned arguments. You’re a simpleton.

CW on September 28, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Grow up you little baby. Act like a man.

CW on September 28, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Chudi not that you will answer this question either because you are a little boy…but:

What percentage of the population is black?

And what percentage of murders in the USA are committed by blacks?

Do tell.

Crickets. You little pu ssy.

CW on September 28, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Churp.

CW on September 28, 2014 at 2:26 PM

chu—–rp.

CW on September 28, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Until we deal with these idiots, I don’t think we need to be complaining about other groups with such righteous zeal.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Give us a call when “trailer trash” murder and violent crime statistics match up with the “other groups”.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 4:14 PM

It seems like a good time to point out that National Review fired John Derbyshire for pointing out that blacks are dangerous and for saying he would warn his children to avoid them.

Fired. By a purportedly conservative magazine.

Eric Holder is right (of course, not in the way that that race troll meant): We are a nation of cowards when it comes to race.

Nomennovum on September 28, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Yep, definitely not racist…

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Statistically I would advise, particularly, blacks to avoid other blacks, but generally everyone to avoid blacks. When the truth is racist, it’s a sign that something is wrong, but it’s never the truth.

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Give us a call when “trailer trash” murder and violent crime statistics match up with the “other groups”.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Stop it! Just stop it! Stop the H8in’!!

Pragmatism and reality are no substitute for emotion. Just because one demographic group is violent and criminal in numbers way out of proportion to their percentage of the general populace, this is no reason not to incorrectly accuse other demographics of behavior just as vile and prolific.

Because the ultra-violent demographic group shouldn’t be made to feel badly about themselves, plus, its the fault off that trailer-trash demographic group anyway!

Dolce Far Niente on September 28, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Yo, Chudi. Don’t you think it’s interesting and worthy of comment that when the “victims” of violence are Black, the media is happy to report about it with the race in the headline; and when the perps are Black, the media tries very hard not to mention it. At all.

Now, I’m just your basic over-educated Southern Fried Redneck, but I think the media’s racial schizophrenia is worthy of a few comments. But bottom feeders, such as yourself, take a “race-based” comment that you don’t like, and describe it as a racist comment.

Cause your too damn stupid to appreciate the distinction.

BigAlSouth on September 28, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Give us a call when “trailer trash” murder and violent crime statistics match up with the “other groups”.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Sure…when you show me a place where there are only white folk and there is no crime.

I’m not saying blacks don’t commit a higher percentage of crime than other groups.

But, please don’t try to ride in here and defend the indefensible. If you think all the problems will be in the ghettos when the free lunch comes to and end, then you’re delusional.

Being white won’t save you when well-armed Billy Bob wants your stuff.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

What the hell are you talking about, man? We aren’t children, and we know that whites commit crime. Your argument is that if you can find one white criminal then we have no basis to criticize the black community. It’s crap, and you know it.

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Give us a call when “trailer trash” murder and violent crime statistics match up with the “other groups”.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Sure…when you show me a place where there are only white folk and there is no crime.

I’m not saying blacks don’t commit a higher percentage of crime than other groups.

But, please don’t try to ride in here and defend the indefensible. If you think all the problems will be in the ghettos when the free lunch comes to and end, then you’re delusional.

Being white won’t save you when well-armed Billy Bob wants your stuff.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Here in lily-white New Hampshire, the most sensational murder case of the past 25 years was the 2001 Dartmouth College Murders, which saw two white teen hicks from the Bleu State of Vermont cross the Connecticut River and knock on the door of a middle aged couple (The Zantops) who were Professors at Dartmouth College. The professor let them into his house, and the punks promptly murdered them both.

That case was later (successfully) prosecuted by then NH Assistant Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, now one of our Senators.

And more recently here in NH, a white punk from the northern part of the state kidnapped a Hispanic teenager while she was walking home from school one day in Conway. He then held her captive in his trailer for 9 months before she was able to escape. He’ll be going on trial soon.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Give us a call when “trailer trash” murder and violent crime statistics match up with the “other groups”.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Sure…when you show me a place where there are only white folk and there is no crime.

I’m not saying blacks don’t commit a higher percentage of crime than other groups.

But, please don’t try to ride in here and defend the indefensible. If you think all the problems will be in the ghettos when the free lunch comes to and end, then you’re delusional.

Being white won’t save you when well-armed Billy Bob wants your stuff.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Are you actually trying to say that only if no whites at all commit crimes can we openly recognize the high rate of criminality per capita by the black portion of the population?

Seriously?

No one has ever stated anything even close to that indefensible straw man you’ve constructed, but hey! fight with it all you want.

Refusing to look at the facts will not make them go away in the real world. Did you think it would?

Dolce Far Niente on September 28, 2014 at 6:16 PM

What the hell are you talking about, man? We aren’t children, and we know that whites commit crime. Your argument is that if you can find one white criminal then we have no basis to criticize the black community. It’s crap, and you know it.

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 5:33 PM

You’re doing the same thing that Al Sharpton and the other race-baiters do…dare to criticize an individual or a segment of their group and you’re a racist.

Blacks make up only about 11% of this country, (and what percent of that paltry number are criminals and are on welfare?) and some of you want to blame them for most of our problems. Go ahead if you want, but that BS hasn’t worked now for the last 150 years.

I wasn’t talking about the vast majority of rural people/white Southerners. They’re mostly decent people…but noooo, you wanted to skip that part and get all defensive.

I’m pointing out that the biggest, heaviest link in the social/economic chain hanging around our collective neck is the white lower class. Instead of excusing their ignorance, laziness and social deviancy, how about we address them as well?

No. Because they’re protected by the cute title “Redneck”. When I think of the Old South and rural areas out West and above the Mason-Dixon Line of two centuries ago, the words that come to mind include “honor”, “dignity”, “God”, “country”, “honesty”, “duty”, “civility” and “civic pride”. When I think of the women of those days I think of them as ladies.

Sorry, but “redneck” just doesn’t embody all that. Drinking beer and raising hell hasn’t been helpful at all…nowadays we can add a healthy dose of drugs into the mix. I understand that the term has a different connotation for you, and I meant no offense because I’m sure what you’re about is not that of the stereotype.

And it’s not just people in “flyover country” that used to be like that…city people in this country as well. Where did all those American traits go? What happened to us? And it happened long before Obama came along. And I don’t see it coming back anytime soon.

The people doing the most damage to this country are wearing suits both here and abroad. I’m trying to point out that we can no longer afford to maintain and baby this subclass to the manner to which they’ve become accustomed, and their race is immaterial.

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Dolce Far Niente on September 28, 2014 at 6:16 PM

No, you’re just hearing what you want to hear.

In the real world millions of people of all races and various social and religious persuasions are scum. Pretending that one group is more virtuous than another is exactly what the Islamists and homegrown race baiters do.

Now, if you want to talk about the ideals upon which this country was founded which are the ideals open to all men, then that’s a different story. Those ideals aren’t just for any one race or group. But I maintain that there are too many in this country that do not respect those ideals and only want handouts from the government or to take from you or me whatever they want. And most of them are white.

Statistically, white people are more likely to be victimized by other white people. Don’t get what’s so hard about that concept.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM

No, you’re just hearing what you want to hear.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM

I’ll just let you answer that claim.

Sure…when you show me a place where there are only white folk and there is no crime.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Sadly you’re too stupid to realize the importance of an accurate description of a perp, any perp, aids their capture.

viking01 on September 27, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Yes, because cops usually listen to the TV to get suspect descriptions rather than, say, APBs.

Tlaloc on September 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Yes, because cops usually listen to the TV to get suspect descriptions rather than, say, APBs.

Tlaloc on September 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM

That is an excellent point, and my counter point is…so? What gives the media the right to decide in what ways to attempt to shape perception? Who are they to decide that they will protect X by obscuring the truth.

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Yep, definitely not racist…

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM

I really don’t care what you think. I care what I think, and I think you are a dope. Do you hate yourself when you look in the mirror, Chudi?

Nomennovum on September 28, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I’m pointing out that the biggest, heaviest link in the social/economic chain hanging around our collective neck is the white lower class. Instead of excusing their ignorance, laziness and social deviancy, how about we address them as well?

You really think that the white lower class is never criticized?

No. Because they’re protected by the cute title “Redneck”. When I think of the Old South and rural areas out West and above the Mason-Dixon Line of two centuries ago, the words that come to mind include “honor”, “dignity”, “God”, “country”, “honesty”, “duty”, “civility” and “civic pride”. When I think of the women of those days I think of them as ladies.

I’ll just go ahead and take that as a yes. You really must be a true intellectual who never watches TV or reads some type of magazine, or paper. That is the only way that you could have missed the near constant stream of criticism directed at the poor, southern, lower class white, and particularly white male. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that you were Helen Keller.

Sorry, but “redneck” just doesn’t embody all that. Drinking beer and raising hell hasn’t been helpful at all…nowadays we can add a healthy dose of drugs into the mix. I understand that the term has a different connotation for you, and I meant no offense because I’m sure what you’re about is not that of the stereotype.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM

You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but it’s telling that your description of what the actual traits that you dislike in lower class whites is an array of behavior that, mostly, isn’t illegal, or indicative of state dependency. It simply doesn’t live up to your “Gone With The Wind” moral image of the South.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 7:07 PM

You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but it’s telling that your description of what the actual traits that you dislike in lower class whites is an array of behavior that, mostly, isn’t illegal, or indicative of state dependency. It simply doesn’t live up to your “Gone With The Wind” moral image of the South.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Really…and you can’t see any connection between how Americans were in the past and what many have become over the last century?

It’s aaaaallll good…right?

Sorry, but there’s too much of that nonsense.

You’re sounding a bit like the ‘tards that want to change the Constitution to “fit the spirit of the times” or whatever it is they have planned. Because, after all, today is today and those outmoded virtues of the past don’t fly in 21st Century society…yes…no?

There is no sanctity imparted on a group because they happen to talk, look and think like you or me. Same way with the blacks. Why defend the low-lifes that make life harder on you and yours just because they have the same skin color. Oh, that’s easy-because there’s always some other group to look down upon and blame.

Bunch of white Jesse Jacksons defending their precious race as far as I’m concerned.

I find white people that don’t know how to act, don’t want to work, and suck up MY resources that I work for to support them and their bad choices offensive.

Sorry you choose to defend them…but, that is of course your choice. I just can’t see it.

Perhaps some feel threatened because I choose to look and see what’s behind the curtain…and, true, it isn’t a pretty sight and it’s not the America we want. But it’s reality.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 7:50 PM

plus, its the fault off that trailer-trash demographic group anyway!

Dolce Far Niente on September 28, 2014 at 4:39 PM

I’m sorry. I’ll try to keep that in mind.

And I’ll try to not reason, but depend more on emotion in these matters.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Being white won’t save you when well-armed Billy Bob wants your stuff.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

I believe that I can handle that problem should the need arise.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I believe that I can handle that problem should the need arise.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Outstanding. Let’s hope it never comes to that.

Molon Labe

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Indeed.

Solaratov on September 28, 2014 at 8:26 PM

That is an excellent point, and my counter point is…so? What gives the media the right to decide in what ways to attempt to shape perception? Who are they to decide that they will protect X by obscuring the truth.

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 6:53 PM

They’re the media. Their job is to report news. They cannot report said news so as to include every single detail. Choices will have to made and yes those choices will shape the apparent narrative.

Welcome to real life, wear a cup.

Tlaloc on September 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM

That is an excellent point, and my counter point is…so? What gives the media the right to decide in what ways to attempt to shape perception? Who are they to decide that they will protect X by obscuring the truth.

DFCtomm on September 28, 2014 at 6:53 PM

They’re the media. Their job is to report news. They cannot report said news so as to include every single detail. Choices will have to made and yes those choices will shape the apparent narrative.

Welcome to real life, wear a cup.

(Darnit, screwed up the formatting again)

Tlaloc on September 28, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I find white people that don’t know how to act, don’t want to work, and suck up MY resources that I work for to support them and their bad choices offensive.

Sorry you choose to defend them…but, that is of course your choice. I just can’t see it.

Perhaps some feel threatened because I choose to look and see what’s behind the curtain…and, true, it isn’t a pretty sight and it’s not the America we want. But it’s reality.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 7:50 PM

You just make up any old thing, won’t you? No one said that a white “underclass” doesn’t exist, no one was defending them, no one was praising them. No one stated that whites were not victimized numerically more often by other whites than by blacks.

But you seem intent on believing that the existence of the white welfare class somehow negates the truth of criminal behavior in the black portion of the citizenry. And you appear curiously ignorant of the pejorative way Hollywood and the media already view and describe “redneck” culture.

This article was about the media sanitizing the race of perps and victims if it doesn’t serve the larger blacks-as-victims narrative.

How did you read “defends poor white trash and their trashy criminal behavior” out of any of that?

Dolce Far Niente on September 28, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Yep, definitely not racist…

Chudi on September 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM

I would assume you would take umbrage at Jesse Jackson who said essentially the same thing.

Zomcon JEM on September 28, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Dolce Far Niente on September 28, 2014 at 8:35 PM

I apologize if I accused you of something you weren’t doing.

Yes, Hollywood has often been unfair in their portrayals of country, Southern and Appalachian Americans. Sometimes it’s been positive. Personally, I’m tired of the jokes about Southerners being their own fathers and stuff like that. Good Southern culture and the people therein don’t deserve that. But I can see no defense of the seedy side. But, they’re never talked about-just ignored and accepted. Blacks and their issues on the other hand are discussed, like 24-7 in this country.

I’m saying that there are millions more white people in this country that are just as bad as the black thugs we complain about, but they’re truly the ones who get a pass.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Doc – you are doing a great job of missing the point.

The posting was on the propensity for our MSM to hide the color of the perp when it doesn’t it their narrative, if they choose to report the story at all. Then you come out of the blue with some story about what about the poor whites. I don’t believe the media has any problem noting when a poor white guy assaults anyone other than another poor white guy – and that normally isn’t something they ignore either.

Now are the lower class white citizens following their black cohorts down the same terrible road the liberals have told black America to travel? Yep.

Government policies that restrict beginning job opportunities or reduce the desire for poor white women to wed the fathers of their children are doing to poor whites exactly what it did to blacks before them. The white poor family is being destroyed – just as the poor black family was before them.

So what’s your point? Your uncomfortable confronting the reality of a race mongering media class? That the most racist political parties are on the left not the right? That the progressives desire for the biggest nanny state possible are destroying the lower classes of every racial group? That no one here has denied poor whites are being sold a bill of goods, but they could read unlike you and realized that wasn’t the point of the post?

It seems you see race even in places it isn’t being discussed. I think we know what that means – you are a racist.

Zomcon JEM on September 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Unfortunately not in anywhere the same high percentage. But they are learning.

Zomcon JEM on September 28, 2014 at 10:47 PM

It seems you see race even in places it isn’t being discussed. I think we know what that means – you are a racist.

Zomcon JEM on September 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Race was the subject of the article this thread is based upon, so I don’t see your point there. But if a dig makes you feel superior, then so be it.

Your uncomfortable confronting the reality of a race mongering media class?

I know what they are.

That the most racist political parties are on the left not the right?

Fully aware of that…the party of slavery.

That the progressives desire for the biggest nanny state possible are destroying the lower classes of every racial group? That no one here has denied poor whites are being sold a bill of goods, but they could read unlike you and realized that wasn’t the point of the post?

So now they’re “victims”? When did white Americans become so damn helpless that they can’t subsist on their own? Of course, with the Capitalist system dying (choose your demons responsible for that, matters not to me) they certainly have less opportunities. What was their excuse when the economy was good? I’ll tell you…it’s not all economics. An employed social deviant is still a social deviant. And they affect all of us because of the damage they do to society.

I’m not defending the phony Progressives and what they’re doing. And they, too, have done a lot of damage. But they never would have gotten into that position of power if we fought them long ago. Part of that fight was policing our own.

WE failed. I’m tired of blaming the Leftists for all our problems. There simply aren’t that many of them, and besides, they’re incompetent.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 28, 2014 at 11:28 PM

race is usually mentioned when it’s important, i.e. black teen shot because he was black? Race matters and is mentioned.
White woman assaulted with no racial connection at all? Race not mentioned.

That’s both completely justified and so simple to comprehend that I have to assume your inability to understand is feigned rather than genuine.

Tlaloc on September 27, 2014 at 11:28 PM

This of course is incorrect.

Race is mentioned, when it’s important to push the distorted political narrative that the Collective wants to push.

For instance, there really hasn’t been a vcase in recent history where a black teen was shot just because he was black. Those accusations have been made, but they’re largely based on wish making, and distorted reports.

Race doesn’t matter, when it doesn’t advance the distorted political narrative that the Collective wants to force down everyone’s throat.

For instance, the world riots over St. Skittles and the Gentle Giant, despite both being involved in behaviors that directly led to their own deaths.

Yet, we barely hear a peep about the story of an unarmed white kid getting shot by a black cop, because it doesn’t fit the Collective’s wildly distorted narrative.

Star Bird on September 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Yes, because cops usually listen to the TV to get suspect descriptions rather than, say, APBs.

Tlaloc on September 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM

There’s two problems you’re having here.

First, that the average person who watches the television and listens to the radio can play an integral role in catching a perpetrator by calling the police if they see the perp, if they know what to look for.

The second problem is that the barbarism of leftist political correctness is now beginning to hinder the way in which police operate.

Star Bird on September 29, 2014 at 9:39 AM

They’re the media. Their job is to report news. They cannot report said news so as to include every single detail. Choices will have to made and yes those choices will shape the apparent narrative.

Welcome to real life, wear a cup.
Tlaloc on September 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Let’s see if you’re able to apply this same logic to the O’Keefe videos, rather than parrot, “edited! EDITED!”

Star Bird on September 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Leftists are liars who believe that the ends justify the means.
Liberals are the useful idiots of the Left.
Democrats are leftists and liberals.
Mainstream media members are overwhelmingly leftist/liberal/Democrat – hence the fact that their reports are inaccurate at best and florid lies at worst.

justltl on September 29, 2014 at 9:54 AM

“a Caucasian male”

Yeah, I’ll bet almost nobody in Ireland ever lived anywhere near the Caucasus Mountains.

J_Crater on September 29, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Leftists, by virtue of their willful embrace of evil, are loathsome and need to be destroyed.
Liberals are low intelligence sheep who deserve pity and disgust.

justltl on September 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

For a second I was like, “Some black kidnapped Heather Graham?!? Why am I just hearing about this?”

Glad to realize Roller Girl is safe.

DrZin on September 29, 2014 at 6:42 PM