When Patrick Cannon, the Mayor of Charlotte, was arrested and charged with accepting bribes, many conservative Tweeters responded with "name that party." Name that party is a game that conservatives play, similar to VDARE.com's investigations of "Not Reporting Race".
Cannon is a Democrat, and the MSM, 90 percent Democrat, is reluctant to put that fact in a headline. Sample protesting tweet, via Twitchy.com:
Democrat Mayor of Charlotte, Patrick Cannon, a Democrat, arrested on corruption charges. He is a member of the Democratic Party.— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) March 26, 2014
‘May I assume?’ Media reports about Charlotte, N.C. mayor’s arrest spark game of ‘name that party’, Posted at 4:21 pm on March 26, 2014 by Twitchy Staff
I get 5,130 results on Google News for Patrick Cannon, charged and only 1,180 results for Patrick Cannon, charged democrat, and the only one that has Democrat in the headline is from Fox News, so fair enough, that is something the MSM wants to suppress or downplay.
But Patrick Cannon isn't only a corrupt (allegedly, for legal reasons) Democrat, he's a corrupt (allegedly, oh, never mind) black Democrat. In fact, I think that he'd say that being a black politician was more important to him than being a Democrat. See "Right Up There With Oxygen"—Why Race Is Important, And Who It's Important To.
You do not, after all, get many "colorblind" black mayors in Southern cities. I can testify that Cannon is "racially conscious"—he's the man largely reponsible for shutting down the 2011 American Renaissance Conference.
In Jared Taylor's press release, Jared explained that the Charlotte Sheraton had cancelled their contract:
On January 25, the Sheraton sent us a one-line e-mail message saying that because of "recent disclosures as to the nature of your event" they were breaking their contract. Since then, they refuse to speak to us. The pretence that it did not know what might be discussed at an AR conference is a pathetic, embarrassing lie.
Perhaps what the Sheraton actually found out was that Patrick Cannon, Mayor Pro-tem of the city of Charlotte, does not want AR to come to Charlotte. In an e-mail message to a constituent he wrote: "I have all hotels, motels, and gotels [sic] on notice and they seem to be cooperating well still." The date of this e-mail was January 25, the very day the Sheraton canceled its contract.
We still haven't figured out what "gotels" are. Anyhow, that's the kind of guy Patrick Cannon is, and it's unsurprising that he's corrupt as well as thuggish. (See Uninvestigative Journalism—The MainStream Media And Minority Politicians for more cases.)
But I wonder if the tweeters rounded up by Twitchy.com even notice this aspect of it.