The Virginian-Pilot ran a column on Tuesday after two of the paper’s reporters were attacked by a mob. The column ran on the editorial page, not the news page.
The mob is initially described as “wave after wave of young men” delivering the blows.
Only when you near the end of the opinion piece is this information shared:
“Forster and Rostami, both white, suffered a beating at the hands of a crowd of black teenagers.”
The cops basically tossed it off. Apparently there’s so much crime in the area where there’s “public housing” it’s not worth pursuing.
Later, the reporters who were the victims came across jokes about the beatings on Twitter—there were references to the “Justice for Trayvon Martin” affair stemming from the shooting death of a black 17 year old killed by a man, George Zimmerman, whose father told media to call his son “hispanic.”
Instead, most media came up with the ludicrous term “white hispanic,” in nothing more than an effort to draw eyeballs and perhaps to contribute to the racial narrative constructed by opportunists in a situation the facts indicate did not happen because of race.
This crime in Virginia, of course, sounds like the textbook definition of a hate crime. The problem is that the victims are white and apparently don’t have other minority status such as a gender or sexual orientation plank. From the Dept. of Justice’s Eric Holder to the Leftists who control our government, victims like the reporters are most often not worth addressing.
Media have been complicit in this turn of events, adhering to the narrative put forth by the Left whose party perpetuated racism throughout our history and now turns that to advantage. A victim class receiving handouts is a sure thing at the precinct even if the political victim class ultimately self destructs.
Nowhere in narratives involving violent crimes, regardless of victim status, is the standard that all life is sacred.
Black people die routinely at the hands of others of their own race as do whites and other races. Murders happen. Media report it but unless the races are different, there are no demonstrations or marches or Al Sharpton styled opportunists screaming for justice.
We have forgotten what justice really is. We have chosen to forget that all life is sacred. When those choices are made by a society, the innocent suffer. Even when they’re newspaper reporters.
One piece of advice I’d offer the community where those reporters reside—you need a new sheriff and maybe a new mayor as well. Why would you choose to live in a community where you obviously have lesser rights?
Even more, why not turn your pen to a purpose that reminds all of us, regardless of skin color or other factors, that all life is, indeed sacred. That lesson certainly tends to come home to us when it’s our own life in jeopardy.
A beating at Church and Brambleton (The Virginian-Pilot)
H.R. 1913 will spend millions for an unconstitutional law (The US Report)
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/May 1, 2012)