I’m one of those people who watched Bill Maher’s “Real Time” and heard the two black panelists asking the question: How come none of the national media have picked up on this story?
So, I’ve been watching it trickle into national consciousness, culminating in yesterday’s massive non- violent protests (and the scum-sucking Klansmen and Kewpie Dolls from Hell™ of the Rightie blogosphere proving that Jim Crow is alive, well, and running the “Party of Lincoln” — See Michelle Malkin’s “props” to Michael van der Galien, a Dutchman who “loves” America and posts on Joe Gandelman’s “The Moderate Voice” HERE. Sadly, Michael used to post HERE, on The Democratic Daily, but his “moderate” credentials have been sacrificed, evidently, for increasingly strident Right Wing attacks. It is truly sorrowful to see a White Dutchman pompously and self-righteously lecturing Southern Blacks on racism in the USA. Formerly, he’d seemed a decent guy.)
Today, while reading the CNN account of the arrest of two crackers in a red pickup truck who were driving by the protesters in Alexandria, LA (40 miles away) as they waited for buses back home in the aftermath of yesterday’s protests, I listened to the CNN “news” at the top of the hour (my father-in-law is 100 years old, and listens to CNN at the “Spinal Tap” volume of 11.)
An 18 year old was arrested on charges of allegedly inciting a riot by driving by with nooses attached to his truck.
And I went ballistic.
Because THIS is what was on the CNN website AT THE EXACT SAME MOMENT:
Two arrested in noose incident near Jena, Louisiana
… The driver of the red truck, whom Alexandria police identified as Jeremiah Munsen, 18, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor — a reference to the 16-year-old passenger. Munsen also was charged with driving while intoxicated and inciting to riot, according to the police report.
As officials were questioning the driver, he said he had an unloaded rifle in the back of the truck, which police found. They also found a set of brass knuckles in a cup holder on the dashboard, the police report said.
The passenger told police he and his family are in the Ku Klux Klan and that he had KKK tattooed on his chest, the police report said. He also said that he tied the nooses and that the brass knuckles belonged to him, the report said….
The POLICE report says that the kid says he’s a member of the KKK, along with his family?
And that’s not NEWS in this story?
Here’s the “USA TODAY” style bullet points at the top of the CNN story for the ADHD:
Police report: A 16-year-old arrested in noose incident says his family’s in KKK Driver, 18, charged with DUI, inciting to riot, contributing to delinquency of minor Nooses were hanging from back of pickup in Alexandria, Louisiana Alexandria a staging area for Thursday protest march in nearby Jena
Somebody’s censoring the news. Because there’s no responsible news editor I’ve ever known who would suppress that vital portion of this story.
The Klan is alive and well in America, kiddies.
And the GOP is, if not in bed with them, tucking them in at night, and handing them their teddy bear.
You know: the one with the little noose around its neck.