Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Biased Conservative Media

Conservative bloggers / White Power groups are all up in arms about the murders of a white couple, Channon Christian and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom, at the hands of four black men back in January. They are saying since this case didn't make national news, it's proof that the "liberal media" refuses to print anything about crimes that happen to middle class white people and only focus on crimes where white people kill black people, such as the James Byrd incident in Texas.

Here is how the chain letter that most people received read:

The animals pictured below; car-jacked, then raped Christopher Newsom, cut off his penis, then set him on fire and fatally shot him several times while they forced his girlfriend, Channon Christian, to watch. An even more cruel fate awaited her!

Channon Christian was beaten and gang-raped in many ways for four days by all of them, while they took turns urinating on her. Then they cut off her breast and put chemicals in her mouth ... and then murdered her.
Where be the Revs Al and Jesse? Are they providing counsel and help to the families of the victims?

Of course not - the victims were white

Why hasn't this received National coverage by the news media like the Duke "rape" case?

Oh, that's right - the victims were white

Why hasn't the NAACP, ACLU, New York Times etc., called for an investigation?

Must be cause the victims were white

Why hasn't the FBI been called in to investigate this as a hate crime?
Oh, t hat's right - the victims were white"

So, if a white news radio jock uses the phrase "Nappy headed", it gets 2 weeks of constant news coverage.

If two white people are tortured, raped, and murdered by a group of black people, it barely gets a blip in the news.

Pass this around, and maybe, just maybe, it will land in the hands of someone in the media or politics, that has the balls to stand up for the white people!!!

In case they were wondering, here's are some of the liberal media outlets that supposedly didn't mention the case:

MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18796633/

AOL/Time Warner: http://news.aol.com/photos/_p/channon-christian-christopher-newsom/20070518152709990004

CBS: CBSNews.com/Stories 1/12/07

CNN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqLe_pDpq4s

Police never confirmed that his penis was cut off and there is no credible source for that information. Police have also not confirmed the mutilation of Channons breast. Police say that Channon was held for 2 days, not 4 days like the original chain letter email stated. These lies were all made up by a conservative/Racist internet radio blogger, Hal Turner and later reported by Michelle Malkin. There were no such mutilations. So now, are we talking about the biased conservative media outlets reporting lies or do we want to talk about the "liberal media" which doesn't report lies?

A quote by Hal Turner: “I think a full day of violence against blacks . . . would be a really nice thing . . . complete with lynchings, church burnings, drive-by shootings and bombings to put these subhuman animals back in their place.”

Gee, you think he might be a little biased when it comes to race relations and black on white crime?

The crime did happen and two people are dead and the suspects are indeed black but even the victim’s families, along with police, say that this was not a hate crime and they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Knoxville Prosecutor said, "There is no evidence of a hate crime".

If you want to say there is media bias against black on white crime I will direct you to the year of OJ Simpson I had to endure back in the 90s and the LA riots. You would also have to look at the Susan Smith case which was only news because her blond white babies were carjacked by a "ruthless black man". As we all know, she killed her kids and just blamed it on a black man. I would also like to point you towards Jon Benét Ramsey, Elizabeth Smart, Natalee Holloway and every other missing blond white girl who saturates our media almost weekly, yet little or no mention of the quarter million black children that go missing every year.

I'm not saying I wasn't tired of hearing about 3 rich, white, frat boys sexually assaulting a poor, innocent, black stripper and it turning out not to be true. Even if it was, since when is frat boys raping someone news? I would say it's more like their charter than news. But yes, the media made that story into something bigger than it should have been, just as they did Anna Nicole's fat ass and Clinton's blow job. But guess what, you watched all of it and that's why they reported it. If a random car jacking by some black guys in Tennessee fails to make national headlines, then maybe it's because that story wouldn't have sold advertising space. When it comes down to it, that's what the media is all about; selling ad space. Over 12,000 people are murdered in this country every year; the national media can't possibly cover it all.

If you want to talk about media bias then talk about Fox News unwillingness to report negative stories about the war in Iraq and all the Republican congressman’s extra marital affairs or racist bloggers who publish lies to further their own agendas.


Nölff said...

I heard about this too.If the guys wrote "honkey cracker" or something on their bodies, I could see that, but they didn't. These are the kind of people who's all like "I'm no racist, I have black friends" and say things like "yo bro" and "I heard that" in front of black people.

in other news; I saw the asshole (R) debate on TV last night. Here's my recap: blind faith, damn Mexicans, and fear mongering. I didn't even stick around for Anderson Cooper to paraphrase it for me.

Anonymous said...

All but one of the news examples you provide originated in May - a full four and a half months after the crime.

That just confirms the the point that bloggers have been screaming about. The media ignored this crime becaue it didn't fit their agenda.

Toad734 said...

Actually, the AOL story had no date posted and the CBS story was from January. I found many references to the crime on AOL, this was just one.

Besides, they did address it. How long did it take all the conservative bloggers to address it?? And when the white power bloggers did address it, they made a bunch of stuff up.

My main point is that no one involved in the case sees any evidence of a hate crime. Since its not a hate crime and their bodies werent sexually mutilated, its just another murder among thousands every year in the US. Most murders don't make national news unless a celebrity is involved or its a hate crime. So no, it didn't fit their agenda in that the two murdered weren't blond movie stars. By the way, I didn't find any Fox news refernces to the case either. So is your flagship now part of the liberal media or was this just not a national story?? I know a few people who have been murdered but none of them made the national news either.

Mercurial Minnow said...
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Mercurial Minnow said...

Nothing posted since the beginning of June? Are you on vacation at your swamp-side cabin? Was starting to make you a regular stop in my news round up after you stopped at my blog (re. that fucking creationism museum)... Hope you get back to it. How 'bout that Romney strapping his irish setter to the roof of the family car for a 12 hour drive? What a freak.

Toad734 said...

Ya, thats a Griswald for you. Wow, it has been a while. How about Cheney not knowing if hes part of the executive branch?