A book on black-on-white violence and the media’s cover-up of it
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Colin Flaherty is not, as one might assume from his description as a “Washington Post award-winning reporter,” a reporter with the Washington Post who has won awards for his reporting at the Washington Post. He is, as I learn at Wikipedia, a “writer, talk show host and the owner of an on-line ad agency and public relations company” who won a spy novel contest at the Washington Post. So not only is he not a Washington Post reporter; he is not a reporter at all. Given that Flaherty is not what he presents himself as, it is likely that his book on black crime is not what it is presented as. I would go further and say that anyone who would engage in such an egregious deception about himself probably has a very limited ability to write a truthful, well-argued account about anything. How could one cite facts from Flaherty’s book with any confidence that they are correct? The man has already discredited himself. In the original entry I wondered if this book ad was a hoax. We now know that, at least in part, it is. I can’t believe it. A book has been published, authored by a Washington Post reporter no less, on the epidemic of black-on-white violence and black flash mobs over the last few years that has been ignored and concealed by the police and the major media, including of course the Washington Post. Here is an advertisement for the book which is posted at Lucianne.com. I’ve copied the main text of the ad below. It is very strongly worded. It is like something you might see at VFR. I’m reading it with disbelief. Could this be a hoax? If the book is anything like what it is being advertised as, it will be tremendous.
“White Girl Bleed a Lot”: The Return of Race Riots to America and How the Media Ignore It.
Seems to be less than meets the eye. The book is published by a vanity press (BookBaby—see the Amazon page for the Kindle edition.)Gintas writes:
It’s no joke.Gintas (after seeing the Update at the top of the entry) writes:
Sheesh, what a sap I can be. I’m glad you’re on the case—the Amazon description looked legit. Order cancelled.A.S. from Canada writes:
The book is real, it is available on Amazon, and it is on the author’s web site as well. The book however is self published (obviously no publishing company will ever publish much less advertise a book like this) and one must wonder how long it will take before it disappears from Amazon.Robert B. writes:
I really saw nothing wrong with Flaherty’s Wiki page. Am I missing something here? The man has some wonderful credits to his name.Chuck Rudd of Gucchi Little Piggy writes:
I purchased that book at some point last year because I was receiving traffic in conjunction with a mention. I too read the apparent Washington Post byline and thought that maybe someone “important” had come across my blog. So I shelled out the $5 or so to purchase it for my Kindle. Waste of money that I was luckily able to recoup. (Amazon does allow for returns of e-books within a certain time frame. A nice little feature.)Joseph S. writes:
I have read this. The book is somewhat disorganized, but it is valuable as a compendium of black-on-white crime stories the MSM has covered up. Despite the hype about the author, it is not at all fraudulent in content, and is a good reference work because it documents its stories adequately.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 16, 2012 12:23 PM | Send