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MSM hides the race of black perpetrators

“Curle” asks in a comment:

Why hasn’t a single word been popularized yet representing the journalistic practice of hiding the race of perpetrators?

A lot has been written about this, and the late Lawrence Auster had a lot to say about that in his blog.

Once upon a time, it was standard practice for the New York Times to mention the race of criminal suspects. But today, the mainstream media believes that racism is the greatest evil imaginable, and that it’s their job as responsible gatekeepers to hide any news that might cause Americans to become more racist. Drawing attention to the fact that blacks commit crime at approximately ten times the rate of whites is one such thing that the mainstream media believes would make Americans become more racist, and therefore must be hidden.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Posted in News

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  1. I read somewhere that in Europe, a lot of the news agencies blur out the faces of perpetrators and then lighten the shade of the blur feature, leaving the impression that the individual is white.


    December 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    • Fake news, fake hues.


      December 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  2. It’s not true that they don’t tell the race of a suspect. They do, if the suspect is white. So you can always safely assume that anyone that anyone who’s race they pointedly do not identify is black. (So it sort of backfires on them…)


    December 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    • Here in MA the leftist media seems to be even more resistant to identifying perps as Hispanic.


      December 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    • And more broadly, any ambiguity should be interpreted pessimistically.

      For example, when the titles were “violence at Trump rallies”, there was ambiguity (violence by whom? against whom?.)
      Had the violence been perpetrated by Trump supporters, the title would have clearly said so. That alone was sufficient to deduce that Trump supporters were being attacked.


      December 28, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    • Yup. That’s what the New York Times does all the time. They make an effort to identify white perpetrators as white but elide the question when the perp is black. Is the Times aware of how stupid this is, how stupid their editorial policy is? They really do take their readership for rubes, who can be fooled and led by the nose on anything.


      December 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      • It’s not stupid at all, it’s highly effective propaganda.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 28, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      • You underestimate the percentage of the population who are rubes. To some degree, this really does work, just like the constant portrayal of blacks as highly capable and intelligent doctors, police detectives, judges, computer experts, pilots, etc. on TV and in movies really does convince people that blacks are more intelligent and capable than they really are.


        December 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      • Here is a bitter truth: a “close relative of mine” worked in a hospital in the ghetto in a major east coast city for many years. Many of the patients were NAMs, and for a time there was a black doctor on the staff. On many occasions, the NAMS refused or tried to avoid seeing this doctor, who they assumed to be incompetent.

        The Shepherd

        December 29, 2016 at 4:11 am

  3. How about..

    Media Laundering
    Truth Rigging


    December 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    • “Eracism” is the term you’re looking for


      December 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

  4. ‘Teen’-washing


    December 28, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    • Sounds PizzaGatey

      Progressives r into kidz

      December 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      • Perhaps “youthwashing” then. Although “eracism” below is pretty great.


        December 30, 2016 at 10:09 am

  5. “This is Papa Bear. Put out an APB for a male suspect, driving a… car of some sort. Suspect is hatless. Repeat, hatless.” — Chief Wiggum, The Simpsons.


    December 28, 2016 at 2:18 pm

  6. In other news, Science confirms water is wet.


    December 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm

  7. Race nixing.


    December 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm

  8. Fake hues.


    December 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  9. I used to report the police blotter for an SF news outlet. I can confirm this is totally what they do, and what I did.


    December 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    • Yep. SFgate is where I first noticed journalistic eracism, many years ago


      December 28, 2016 at 3:59 pm

  10. How do they expect to find any suspect when all they report in the news is that he was a “male”. That’s not going to help. Do they even want to catch these criminals?


    December 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    • The terrorism suspect in Germany was originally shown with his face partially hidden to protect his privacy.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    • No.


      December 28, 2016 at 4:08 pm

  11. “Teens” and “youths” have a more specific meaning these days.

    Abelard Lindsey

    December 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm

  12. Crime Denialism


    December 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm

  13. And a couple of years ago, the media invented a new race classification – “White Hispanic” and they’re not afraid to (mis)use it.

    E. Rekshun

    December 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm

  14. Well, in any forum that still allows comments, you will invariably see a load of comments pointing out the race of the perps, along with a lot of comments making fun of the attempted deception (using “teens” and “youths” and such). Naturally, many sites have gotten rid of comments all together, or selectively close them for stories with a racial element, especially with an immigration element.


    December 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm

  15. Print journalism can get away with that but local TV news can’t. Whenever I watch local news, booking photos and surveillance cameras of crimes tell the tale, and the do it day after day for years and years. You have to imagine it has an effect.

    Mike Street Station

    December 28, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    • Every morning the local newspaper in my Florida county publishes the mugshots and violations for all arrests from the prior day. My county is 10% black, but represent 75% of every day’s mugshots. But that’s probably because the cops are racist. Many of these arrests are for stupid actions that could easily be avoided; for example – DUI, driving w/o a license, and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

      E. Rekshun

      December 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      • True. My county in the snowy Upper Midwest is about 90% white and 3% Asian. The local papers never mention the race of the perps but usually publish their police mug shot and, of course, their name. I’d estimate NAM’s at about 90%. I’m always surprised by the (infrequent) occurrence of a non-Hispanic white defendant.

        Black Death

        December 30, 2016 at 9:52 am

  16. Blackwashing.

    Robert the Wise

    December 29, 2016 at 6:04 pm

  17. There are well-regarded reports out there (but not discussed in the MSM) that show that cops kill many, many more White people than blacks. I’d like to see the MSM report the numbers of cops killed by blacks each year; I’m certain it far surpasses the no. killed by White people.

    E. Rekshun

    December 30, 2016 at 10:05 am

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