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May 30, 2007

Let's Be Honest: You're All Nazis

So says Linda Chavez, at least of all of you who oppose the new open-borders bill.

And if you thought that the Christian-Newsome murders weren't being covered because the victims were white and the perpetrators black, CNN says you're a Nazi too. A lot of people have weighed in on this, but apparently the only people CNN can find to suggest a media double-standard are avowed White Supremacists with blogs with such names as "Arayan Awakening."

That has got to be one of the most despicable hit-pieces I've ever seen.

The media is claiming its brand-new "objective standard" on reporting about such stories is whether the crime in question is a "hate crime" or not. Listen how many times CNN claims the Christian/Newsome butcheries were "not hate crimes" as a defense against their non-reportage of this outrage.

I'm sorry, I hate to break this to CNN, but the Duke Not-A-Rape suspects were never charged with hate crimes, either. And yet CNN trots this little fact out as if this triviality, and no other reason, explains the disparate coverage.

To be honest, I've thought about this some, and while I think it is all but undeniable the media loves them some Whites/Straights Abusing Minorities/Gays stories (and never the opposite), I don't think the non-coverage of the Christian/Newsome rape/slaughter/mutilation is explainable by that.

Given the fact that the media does in fact cover Pretty Missing Blondes and Dead Blonde Playmates pretty damn thoroughly (often, um, a bit more than thorooughly), I think it's safe to say that the media is most interested in crime -- only interested, pretty much -- when there are whites involved in it, either as victims (preferrably missing) or as suspects.

True enough, there are other factors here (Christian and Newsome are obviously white); the media tends to embargo crime stories as a general rule because so many of them involve black perpetrators, and twenty years of whining from black lobbying groups has convinced them that reporting on crime is inherently "racist" as too many black faces are showed in a negative light.

It's a mix of things. It's a PC code of reluctance to identify the culprits in heinous crimes as blacks. It's the ratings thing, as most Americans are white, and so more closely identify with stories with white victims (again, preferably female, blonde, attractive, and missing). And of course it's the eternal hunt for, as Tom Wolfe called it, the Great White Suspect.

However you come down on this -- whether the media should have reported this crime more, or whether, frankly, given the scandalous rates of violent crime among blacks, this is in fact a case of dog bites man and, sadly, not really newsworthy at all, just as the media says -- CNN's hatchet-job branding of its critics as Nazis is a new low for the network.

Godwin's Law, assholes.

Google it.


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