ABC turns black riot into white riot

Six hundred blacks rioted in Toledo, Ohio against a legal march by two dozen white supremacists who were under the protection of the police. The rioters threw rocks at the police, they vandalized vehicles and stores, they cursed the mayor for allowing the event, one of them threatened to shoot the mayor, and they set fire to a pub. Yet not once does the ABC news story use the word “black,” except deep into the story when it says the whites’ march was to demonstrate against black gangs that were harassing white residents. The story never says that the rioters themselves were black. Moreover, the lead sentence deliberately creates the impression that it was whites who were rioting:

TOLEDO, Ohio Oct 16, 2005 — Protesters at a white supremacists’ march threw rocks at police, vandalized vehicles and stores and cursed the mayor for allowing the event.

Protesters “at” a white supremacists’ march sounds like people who were participating in the march, not people who were protesting against it. Thus the liberal mind, following a tropism too powerful to resist, keeps finding ways to shift nonwhite misdeeds onto whites, even though the pretense is transparent and the entire context of the story makes it clear that it was blacks, not whites, who were rioting.

But all this was hors d’oeuvres. Here’s the main course. Are you ready? The headline of the story reads:

White Supremacists Riot
in Toledo, Ohio

Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, Declares Emergency, Sets
Curfew After Hundreds of Whites Riot

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 17, 2005 01:12 AM | Send

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