LIBERAL MEDIA REFUSES TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS
It’s nothing new for the “mainstream” media to underreport- or refuse to report at all – on attacks by blacks against whites. We saw it in Philadelphia a couple of years ago – when stores were being vandalized and whites were being attacked by black flash mobs on regular basis. Ironically, the only person with the integrity and courage to call it what it was, was Michael Nutter – Philadelphia’s black mayor. We also saw it in the lack of coverage of the multitude of black attacks against whites in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting. We also saw the liberal media’s – and Barack Obama’s – silence as New Black Panther thugs ratcheted up the hate speech against George Zimmerman, offering a bounty for his “capture” – deal or alive.
Now, in the midst of an epidemic of black crime against whites in Chicago, the liberal media has taken “denial” (the cover-up) to a whole new level – with the Chicago Tribune telling us that the race of the individuals responsible for the increased level of violence – including murder – is irrelevant, and the local ABC affiliate saying that any mention of the fact that the mobs are black is tantamount to – you guessed it – race-baiting.
Here’s the disingenuous rationalization from the Tribune on its policy of not identifying the race of those who commit crimes:
There are good reasons not to identify the attackers by race. It’s the newspaper’s sound general policy not to mention race in a story, whether about crime or anything else, unless it has some clear relevance to the topic.
If a reporter goes out and interviews people about the weather, would it make sense for the story to say, “Joe Smith, who is black, is hoping for a cool front”? If a pedestrian gets run over by a bicyclist, should the story mention that the rider was white?
In the attack coverage, what difference does race make, unless police are putting out descriptions or sketches in hopes of getting tips from witnesses? Getting beat up for your iPad, I suspect, feels about the same regardless of the color of the thieves. Police don’t seem to think victims were targeted because of their race.
And what good would it do to trumpet the skin color of the thugs? So pedestrians on Michigan Avenue can run away when they see two or more African-Americans? Lots of black adolescents and young adults can be found on the Magnificent Mile on any given day. I’d guess at least 95 percent of them are harmless.
My question to readers accusing us of political correctness is: Why do you care so much about the attackers’ race? If you fear or dislike blacks, I suppose it would confirm your prejudice. But otherwise, it tells you nothing useful.
Clear relevance to the topic? Seriously? Black gangs roaming North Michigan Avenue in search of their next victims (presumably based on the color of their skin) sure sounds relevant for those innocent whites who are being singled out for their – let’s see – whiteness, does it not?
And reporting the race of attackers in what appears to be a coordinating string of attacks against whites would be equivalent to reporting the race of Joe Smith who’s hoping for a cool front? Or the unfortunate cyclist who runs over a pedestrian?
And the Tribune’s guess that “95 percent” of black youths roaming Michigan Avenue on any given day are “harmless” should make us unwary of the five out of 100 people we run across on any given night might that very well be planning to beat – or kill – us?
Only a liberal rag like the Chicago Tribune can turn the tables completely around and refer to whites – who fear attacks from blacks – as being prejudiced.
Not to be outdone, the local ABC affiliate takes it a step further. Here’s Ravi Baichwal:
“Anyone who reads or writes about the epidemic of racial violence in Chicago is an “idiot” who engages in “meaningless race baiting.”
Over the last three years, Chicago has seen more than 50 episodes of black mobs attacking, beating, robbing and vandalizing in and around downtown Chicago. Over just the last two weeks, black mobs are under investigation for at least five new violent incidents in the Loop. And according to the police blog, Second City Cop, there may be 25 more incidents of mob violence and lawlessness over the last week alone that were never reported. Here’s Michelle Jacobsen:
“As someone who worked in downtown Chicago for many years, I am horrified that residents are not only not being protected by the police, but that the city and media are actively denying the public the facts they need to fulfill the most basic of human rights; protecting themselves. The police and media have three basic purposes; serve, protect, inform. Their purposely miserable failure is putting lives in danger.”
Call me crazy, but I have a sneaky suspicion that both the Chicago Tribune and our pal, Ravi, would be all over the race of white right-wing mobs attacking innocents blacks. Anyone wanna bet?
And Mormon mobs? They’d be all over Mormon mobs like white on rice.