Have you heard about the Race War? It's being censored by the media, but maybe you caught the news on Rush Limbaugh's show — "In Obama's America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering" — or The O'Reilly Factor, or on the front page of the Drudge Report, or in Thomas Sowell's nationally-syndicated column, or on one of many blogs, like the Daily Caller. Or maybe you heard about it when you were beat up by one of our country's many roving mobs of black teens?
If nothing else you've probably noticed that "race relations are probably worse now among the average person on the street than they were the day President Obama was elected," as activist Ward Connerly tells McKay Coppins in Coppins' "In Conservative Media, A 'Race War' Rages," an excellent summary of the current state of conservative journalism. Connerly is filled with pearls of wisdom: "Obama has been more racial than any white president has ever been in my lifetime," he tells Coppins in an attempt to explain his perception of a current low ebb in American race relations. What a wonderful way of putting into words the conservative problem with Obama! He's more racial than other presidents.
But maybe you haven't experienced the Race War at all. Maybe you've somehow managed to avoid the dangerous gangs of black teens, flash-mobbing across the country in their insatiable search for white flesh. It's okay. I myself didn't know there was a Race War on until I read Sowell's most recent column and learned that "the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress" the plain fact that "the hoodlum elements in many ghettoes launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places." How frequently do these "coordinated attacks" take place? As McKay Coppins points out, Sowell's column doesn't "cite any statistics, relying instead on anecdotal evidence." But what anecdotal evidence:
[E]pisodes of unprovoked violence by young black gangs against white people chosen at random on beaches, in shopping malls, or in other public places have occurred in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, Los Angeles, and other places across the country. Both the authorities and the media tend to try to sweep these episodes under the rug.
The local media might try to sweep these episodes under the proverbial rug, through its sophisticated false-flag tactic of "immediately and extensively covering these episodes," but the national media will have trouble ignoring them when we have intrepid minds like Sowell (once called "our greatest contemporary philosopher" by no less a thinker than David Mamet) on the case. So long as someone is willing to do the hard, boots-on-the-ground journalistic work of visiting the Drudge Report, the truth of the Race War will never go unknown.
It's not just Sowell, either. Bestselling author Bill O'Reilly is out there ready to expose the vicious cover up of white kids getting beat up in Obama's America — using his television program to push the story of Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami, two Norfolk journalists who were beaten by a mob (they escaped, thankfully, with only minor physical injuries); their paper, the Virginian-Pilot, initially declined to write a story about the incident. You be the judge: did the paper avoid writing the story for the reasons it outlined in this editor's memo? Or did it cover up the incident because the assailants were black?
And why hasn't the Rostami-Forster story made national news the way the Trayvon Martin case did? Despite the superficial differences — Martin died while Rostami and Forster survived; police refused to arrest Martin's killer but have already arrested a suspect in Rostami and Forster's case; Martin's case took nearly two months to be considered a national story while O'Reilly seized upon Rostami and Forster within a month of their assault — there are deep, and important, similarities.
To answer that question, maybe we should turn to Tucker Carlson, whose personal website The Daily Caller was so instrumental in exposing Trayvon Martin for the vicious Twitter user he was. Carlson says dislike of the coverage of Martin's murder had nothing to do with race: "I was struck by the immediate, uncloaked assumption by the media that Trayvon Martin was innocent," he tells Coppins. It's absolutely true: after only six weeks of hard reporting work by journalists at the Miami Herald, the Orlando Sentinel and the Huffington Post, the media immediately leapt on the story and assumed the unarmed 17-year-old walking in his father's neighborhood was the innocent one.
Luckily, the Daily Caller torpedoed that assumption with a hard-hitting series of articles about Martin's jewelry and Facebook page. Now, perhaps, they'll turn that same critical eye to Rostami and Forster, who have so far been the lucky recipients of an immediate, uncloaked assumption of innocence. Has anyone checked out Marjon Rostami's Twitter account? Or found Dave Forster's school suspensions record? Tucker, you need to save journalism again.
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