O’Reilly exposes the cover-up of the racial mob attack in Norfolk
Here is a worthwhile eight minute video report by Bill O’Reilly on the Norfolk racial beating, as of two days ago. It seems that both the Virginian-Pilot and the state are primarily concerned about protecting the beach season. The Virginian-Pilot’s editor is interviewed.Thanks to Buck for sending this segment. It’s a must see—all of it. The most remarkable part is where Fox correspondent Jesse Watters buttonholes Dennis Finley, editor of the Virginian-Pilot, who had refused an interview with O’Reilly. Watters interviews him while he sits in his car. Here is my transcript of the key parts of the exchange:
Finley: “What it amounts to is a street altercation, not a mob attack. There’s no evidence that it was a racial attack.”O’Reilly is right, of course, but more significant to me is that here we have a white liberal newspaperman simply denying that a black mob attack on whites was a black mob attack on whites. Now we clearly see, in the bland and complacent person and the evasive words of Dennis Finley, the mental processes liberals routinely use to blank out a non-liberal reality that’s right in front of them. The mob attack, says Finley, was just a “street altercation.” What does that mean? It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just words by which one can say that X is not X, it was Y.
Furthermore, of course, there was no “altercation” here. Nor was there a “fight”—another word Finley uses to describe the incident. It was an aggressive, unprovoked assault by a mob on two victims. First the mob threw a rock at the car, then David Forster got out of the car and was beaten, then Marjon Rostami attempted to get him back in the car and she was beaten. This was not an “altercation.” But Finley, by calling it that, verbalizes the racial mob attack out of existence.
Watters then interviews some black youths who witnessed the incident and tell him that it was racially motivated and that it was about Trayvon Martin.
Watters then tells O’Reilly that blacks do this not because they hate white people, but because whites are “easy marks” and beating a white is a way to “gain street cred.”
Which raises an interesting question: if blacks beat whites not out of bias against whites but in order to gain street cred, is it a hate crime?
Which only shows how vicious and absurd and contrary to our legal tradition is the idea of hate crime, which involves analyzing or speculating on the psychological contents of the perpetrators and saying that some psychological contents are bad (i.e., non-PC) and others are not bad (i.e., PC). As I’ve pointed out many times, this subverts the very idea of crime, which consists of two and only two elements: the intent to commit the criminal act, and the criminal act. Showing the perpetrator’s motivations may help establish for a jury’s satisfaction that he intended to commit the criminal act, but his motivations are not a component of the crime itself.
On another point, Watters tells O’Reilly that David Forster is from South Dakota and was not street smart and was naïve and that now he understands he shouldn’t have gotten out of the car—a point I emphasized in my initial coverage.
Watters also says of Forster, “And right now he feels a little emasculated, because he was beaten up in front of his girlfriend and wasn’t able to protect her.”
That’s a very un-PC thing for Watters to say, since, in addition to the fact that a main purpose of white-terrorizing black thugs and mobs is to emasculate white men, it’s also the case that a central purpose of the white liberal culture is to emasculate white men.
Bill O’Reilly and Jesse Watters are to be congratulated for their important work here. But they should have been doing the same years ago, when the black intifada began.
Paul K. writes:
This exchange struck me:Matthew H. writes:
One gets tired of the exercise, but once again, let’s reverse the races. Let’s say a mob of 30 whites stands by while a few other whites beat a black couple. How do the MSM and our major institutions respond?David B. writes:
I just saw your entry on Norfolk editor Dennis Finley’s denial that a racial mob attack is a racial mob attack.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 10, 2012 09:45 AM | Send