During one recent 24-hour stretch, three separate readers, led by “D” (who for all intents and purposes, functions as my research assistant on this case—thanks also to Jun and “SH”), sent along a link to a Daily Mail article that discusses the Knoxville Horror, for the first time, on the other side of the pond.
The good news: Brits are hearing about the case, and the headline makes clear what is at stake: “Is political correctness to blame for lack of coverage of horrific black-on-white killings in America’s deep [sic] south?” The bad news: The Daily Mail writer, David Gardner, has largely cut and paste without attribution from a May 18, 2007 article by AP propaganda officer Duncan Mansfield.
Back in the spring of 2007, the Internet was afire with rumors that the gang rapist-torturer-killers had sexually mutilated Christian and Newsom, cutting off one or both of her breasts, and lopping off his penis, while both victims were still alive; and with attacks on the national MSM, for the latter’s refusal to cover the case. In the course of researching my first report on the case, in early 2007, I was able to trace the sexual mutilation rumors back to white supremacist/neo-Nazi/FBI agent provocateur Hal Turner. Meanwhile, the AP tasked Duncan Mansfield with discrediting the MSM’s critics as “white supremacists.” As a sop to “balance,” Mansfield also cited “mainstream conservatives” and country singer Charlie Daniels.
One might question the significance of such an article, almost three years after the initial crime. [Peter Brimelow: No, it’s significant that the Daily Mail is focusing on MSM censorship. It’s not an allegation you usually see in major newspapers.]
Granted, that a British paper would report at all on the case, rather than ignore it or let it be forgotten, as most of the American MSM have done, is a positive. The best paragraph in the Daily Mail article that isn’t a cut-and-paste, I believe, is this one:
“Ironically, the case has now generated more publicity surrounding the furore over whether or not political correctness was behind the US media’s decision to largely ignore the story than it did for the murders themselves.”
[Is political correctness to blame for lack of coverage over horrific black-on-white killings in America's Deep South? by David Gardner, Daily Mail, October 16, 2009.]
The above-quoted paragraph and the title notwithstanding, much of the article is devoted to quoting authorities’ insistence from Mansfield’s 2007 article, that the atrocity was not racially motivated. And yet, most British readers take such knee-jerk proclamations with a grain of salt. Racial socialism is, if anything, even more deeply institutionalized in British life—what’s left of it—than in America, and racist assaults on Englishmen by black and Pakistani immigrants and their children are a daily occurrence, as are the denial of the obvious by the media and the courts, and the latter’s powder puff justice in such cases. As many of the Daily Mail reader comments show, Englishmen simply read through the pc coding of such articles to the underlying, racist reality.
“It is exactly the same over here. Scenario 1) white youths beat up Asian, race crime and all over the press. Scenario 2) Asian youths beat up white youth, by-line in local rag with mention from local police saying no evidence of any race crime.”
- john,, manchester, 15/10/2009
“There is no point expressing how I feel when I read this, any person who is able to show a shred of human emotion will feel the exact same feeling reading the details. The one comment I really hate is when the County Sheriff said 'they were two kids in the wrong place at the wrong time'. No, no they were not. They were two people on a date, minding their own business, it was no wrong time. It is a patronising excuse for such a tragic waste of life. People with that mentality to inflict such evil are not fit to walk amongst the rest of us…. Evil is not race specific-but I am annoyed it took the issue of race for this to surface.”
- David, Glasgow, 15/10/2009 17:35
“This is no different to what the BBC does. Frequently they do not give a description of suspects or carry a photograph (when other media sources do) when the crime involves non-white suspects.
It is apparently an official policy to ensure ”diversity and social cohesion’. Read all about it on the Biased-BBC blog.
Perhaps hushing up crimes that dont show multiculturalism in a good light will make them go away”
- Alan, Reading, 16/10/2009 7:14
The following comment applies to the Republican/neoconservative attitude in general:
“Believe it or not, this case is one of the more mundane involving black on white violence. And of course it's not reported because of political correctness and a fear of what white populations would do if they knew the truth. I could write so much more here but the DM [Daily Mail], despite highlighting the evils of political correctness, wouldn't print it for reasons of political correctness. The DM is the arch-expert in leading it's readers to water but never letting them drink..”
- Derek S, Dundee, 16/10/2009 4:23
A handful of PC commenters were of course also on hand, with the usual lies: The crime had been widely reported, the media stereotype blacks as criminals, etc. The other readers pounded them with negative votes.