From 20 years ago, another example of white liberal media covering up black-on-white violence by inventing non-existent white violence

MBS writes:

Writing in Jewish Week, a former New York Times reporter, Ari Goldman, reveals that during the Crown Heights riots of 1991 the Times manipulated his on-scene reporting to construct a moral equivalance between black rioters and their Jewish targets:

Yet, when I picked up the paper, the article I read was not the story I had reported…. I read an opening paragraph, what journalists call a “lead,” that was simply untrue:

“Hasidim and blacks clashed in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn through the day and into the night yesterday.”

In all my reporting during the riots I never saw—or heard of—any violence by Jews against blacks. But the Times was dedicated to this version of events: blacks and Jews clashing amid racial tensions. To show Jewish culpability in the riots, the paper even ran a picture—laughable even at the time—of a chasidic man brandishing an open umbrella before a police officer in riot gear. The caption read: “A police officer scuffling with a Hasidic man yesterday on President Street.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 13, 2011 12:13 PM | Send

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