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Leonard Pitts recieves implicit threat because of column!!!!

Recently, I made a blog post which had a link to a Leonard Pitt’s column; namely this one:

‘Oppressed’ whites? Give me a break
By LEONARD PITTS JR.

Leonard Pitts Jr.’s column debuts today in Issues & Ideas, where it will be found each Sunday.

It always amazes me when white people put on the victim hat.

As in victim of racial oppression. By any measure — health, education, economics, employment — white Americans enjoy a superior standard of living. If that’s racial oppression, sign me up.

But still, one occasionally hears mewling noises from that subset of my white countrymen who feel put upon by big, bad racial minorities. This is one of those times. And Knoxville, Tenn., has become the capital city of that lunatic fringe.

It seems that in January, a young white couple, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, were victims of a brutal crime. They were carjacked, kidnapped and raped. Cleaning fluid was sprayed into Christian’s mouth. She was stuffed in a trash can and apparently suffocated. Newsom was shot and set afire. His body was dumped. Five African Americans, one a woman, have been arrested.

The story made headlines around Knoxville. It was unnoticed nationally.

That has changed. A constellation of white supremacists and conservative bloggers has pushed the story into the national limelight as illustration of their argument that news media, constrained by political correctness, refuse to report black on white crime while pulling out all the stops when crime is white on black as in the Duke lacrosse debacle. Me, I would see their Duke case and raise them a Central Park jogger, but what do I know?

Anyway, bloggers like Michael Oliver have chastised the ”liberal, biased, Mainstream Media” for missing the Knoxville story. He asked, “Had the roles been reversed, would the media ignore such a horrific crime?”

Truth is, media ignore horrific crimes all the time. Space is limited and growing more so. […]

Part of me thinks I should consider the source and let this slide. But the argument being advanced here is so utterly, abysmally, stupidly, self-servingly wrong that I cannot help but respond.

Black crime against whites is underreported? On what planet? Study after study and expert after expert tell a completely different story.

For instance, there’s OffBalance: Youth, Race andCrime in the News, a 2001 report that concluded that:

• African Americans and Latinos are underrepresented in news media as victims of crime and significantly overrepresented as perpetrators, based on crime statistics.

• Newspaper articles about white homicide victims are longer and more frequent than those about black ones.

• Interracial violent crime is more likely to be reported even though it is just about the rarest kind of violent crime.

And here I’m obligated — because I’m black — to say that if the defendants in this case did what they are accused of doing, I’d be happy to see them rot under the jailhouse. Sadly, that needs saying because there are people who will not take it as a given. […]

And then I recieved this in a “comments awaiting moderation” message:

Author : Bill White (IP: 68.10.35.153 , ip68-10-35-153.rn.hr.cox.net)
E-mail : answp@nazi.org
URL : http://www.overthrow.com
Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=68.10.35.153
Comment:
— “Wilson, Dave – Miami” DWilson@miamiherald.com wrote:
> Mr. Bill White:
>
> Sir, I have to strongly protest the forum posting on
> your website —
> http://www.overthrow.com/lsn/news.asp?articleID=10433
> — that encourages the harassment of Miami Herald
> columnist Leonard Pitts and his family. You, your
> members or your contributors may disagree with what
> Mr. Pitts writes, but it doesn’t license harassment.
> This posting also appears on a Yahoo! news group
> that is affiliated with your organization.
>
> Please remove the personal information about Mr.
> Pitts from these postings immediately.
>
> Thank you for your attention in this matter.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Dave Wilson
> Managing Editor/News
>
> The Miami Herald
> 1 Herald Plaza
> Miami, FL 33132-1693
> dwilson@miamiherald.com

Dear Mr Wilson:

We have no intention of removing Mr Pitts’ personal information.

Frankly, if some loony took the info and killed him, I wouldn’t shed a
tear.

That also goes for your whole news room.

Bill White, Commander
American National Socialist Workers Party

http://www.overthrow.com/lsn/news.asp?articleID=10433

Pitts, born (date here) is a resident of xxxx, Maryland and
lives at (address), (city), MD (zip) with his wife, XXXX. You can
call him at (xxx) yyy-zzzz.
————–
This makes me want to vomit. Think violent racism is dead? Think again.

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June 8, 2007 - Posted by | politics/social

7 Comments »

  1. First, E&P did not break this story Redding News Review did:

    EXCLUSIVE: Pitts being harassed by white racist group
    http://www.reddingnewsreview.com/newspages/2007newspages/pitts_racist_group_07_09100071.htm

    Second, Bill White is a consistent contributor to the Washington Times:

    EXCLUSIVE: PITTS HARASSER LINKED TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    http://www.reddingnewsreview.com/newspages/2007newspages/pitts_harasser_claims_link_to_wa_07_09100076.htm

    Comment by rob redding | June 21, 2007 | Reply

  2. Violent racism is alive and well. Just look at what the blacks did to the Hispanic man in Texas today.

    Comment by Biob | June 21, 2007 | Reply

  3. Biob: I responded to your comment on the main body of the blog. I checked for references; they weren’t up on google as yet. If you find one, please send it to me; I WILL link to it.

    Comment by blueollie | June 21, 2007 | Reply

  4. […] visitor made a comment about a crime where several Mexican American men murdered an African American man. He didn’t supply a link […]

    Pingback by Different topics « blueollie | June 21, 2007 | Reply

  5. does anyone know why the crimes were perpetrated before assuming they had racial connotations?

    Comment by jdp123 | September 27, 2007 | Reply

  6. I am sure that the police that investigated the crimes did. My guess is that class played a role, but that the crimes didn’t meet the “letter of the law” when it came to hate crimes.

    And yes, African Americans HAVE been convicted of hate crimes.

    Comment by blueollie | September 28, 2007 | Reply

  7. Pitts is an insensitive racist. If that would have been a white hate crime on blacks his attitude would have been 3 times worse, as he already made the black oppressors hero’s. And the white people not as victims, but pretty much deserving of their rapes, torture and deaths because they are white. This type of mentality needs to stop! We had come so far and since Obama has been in office we have just back slid den. Leonard Pitts stop being the victim and stop encouraging your fellow blacks to remain enslaved!

    Comment by Laura Kolberg | May 24, 2016 | Reply


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