Media Dishonesty and Race Hustlers
Walter E. Williams
by Walter E. Williams: Profiling
"Today" show played the audio of George Zimmerman's call to a Sanford,
Fla., police dispatcher about Trayvon Martin, the editors made him
appear to be a racist who says: "This guy looks like he's up to
no good. He looks black." What Zimmerman actually said was: "This
guy looks like he's up to no good or he's on drugs or something.
It's raining, and he's just walking around, looking about." The
911 officer responded by asking, "OK, and this guy – is he black,
white or Hispanic?" Zimmerman replied, "He looks black." NBC says
it's investigating the doctoring of the audio, but there's nothing
to investigate; its objective was to inflame passions.
In his Associated
Press article titled "Old photos may be deceptive in Fla. shooting
case," Matt Sedensky pointed out that the photos carried by the
major media were several years old and showed Zimmerman looking
fat and mean and Martin looking like a sweet young kid.
told the Los Angeles Times that "blacks are under attack"
and that "targeting, arresting, convicting blacks and ultimately
killing us is big business," adding that Martin is "a martyr." President
Barack Obama chimed in by saying, "If I had a son, he'd look like
at some non-news cases. On March 14 in Tulsa, Okla., a white couple
suffered a home invasion by Tyrone Woodfork, a 20-year-old black
man. Ninety-year-old Bob Strait suffered a broken jaw and broken
ribs in the attack. His 85-year-old wife, Nancy, was sexually assaulted
and battered to death, ending their 65-year marriage.
On March 4,
two black Kansas City, Mo., youths doused a 13-year-old boy in gasoline
and set him on fire, telling him, "You get what you deserve, white
boy." Last summer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ordered an emergency
shutdown of the beaches in Chicago because mobs of blacks were terrorizing
ago, in Knoxville, Tenn., a young white couple was kidnapped by
four blacks. The girl was forced to witness her boyfriend's rape,
torture and subsequent murder before she was raped, tortured and
murdered. Before disposing of her body, the three men and one woman
poured bleach or some other cleaning agent down her throat in an
effort to destroy DNA evidence. A jury found the four guilty, and
they were sentenced, but because of the judge's drug use, a retrial
is being considered.
None of those
black-on-white atrocities made anywhere near the news that the Trayvon
Martin case made, and it's deliberate. Editors for the Los Angeles
Times, The New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune
admitted to deliberately censoring information about black crime
for political reasons, in an effort to "guard against subjecting
an entire group of people to suspicion."
doesn't have to be a liberal, conservative, Democrat or Republican
to see the danger posed by America's race hustlers, who are stacking
up piles of combustible racial kindling and ready for a racial arsonist
to set it ablaze. Recruiters for white hate groups must love President
Obama's demagoguery in saying that a son of his would look like
Trayvon but not saying that Melissa Coon's 13-year-old son, who
was set on fire, could have looked like a son of his. After all,
the president is just as much white as he is black.
Even if the
president and his liberal allies in the media and assorted civil
rights hustlers don't care much about blacks murdering whites, what
about blacks murdering blacks? During a mid-March weekend in Chicago,
49 people were shot, 10 fatally, including a 6-year-old black girl,
making for more than 100 murders this year. Philadelphia isn't far
behind, with murder clipping along at one a day since the beginning
of 2012. Have we heard Obama make a statement about this carnage
or that most homicide victims are black and that their murderers
are black? No, and we won't, because black-on-black crime, like
black-on-white crime, does not fit the liberal narrative of the
continuing problem of white racism.
E. Williams is the John M. Olin distinguished professor of economics
at George Mason University, and a nationally syndicated columnist.
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