January 16, 2008

Delaware Cretin acts up yet again

Far-left Nancy Willing agrees with me that the News Journal's policy of omitting the race of police suspects is utter nonsense. And in my [numerous] posts about this ridiculous bit of P.C. inanity, it's abundantly clear that the Journal omits race for every police suspect, white, black, or whoever (unless they have some sort of "special dispensation"). Still, a commenter today has a point in that I am "beating a dead horse." I responded, "Point taken."

Ah, but the slow-burning light bulb that is Jason's brain must've gotten an "idea": "Hube has a race 'problem.'" But of course! What better way to thwart debate than to cry "racist!" It's typical liberal play-book material, so deeply ingrained in the liberal psyche that even the top Democrat presidential candidates are using it against each other.

If you have it in you, check out Jason's "rationalization" of the News Journal policy, and why I'm wrong (and "racist") to criticize it. I'm sure you'll get a big kick out of how, while working in Scotland, he once described to authorities a thief as appearing "very Scottish." In other words, Jason uses an example of his own stupidity as proof as to why the News Journal is right

To quote the previously mentioned Ms. Willing, "Hoot."

Posted by Hube at January 16, 2008 08:43 PM | TrackBack

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Personally, I think you should ignore him.

Posted by: steve Newton at January 16, 2008 09:09 PM

OK. I have read most of the posts and I see your point, in theory. It is just an honest description of the accused perpetrator to mention skin color. That's fair enough, I think. However, is the NJ printing these items as news and information or do they expect us to be ďon the look-outĒ? My guess is the former.

They do not give other details either. Sometimes details about height, weight and specific clothes are omitted. Which way did they run? Did they have a get-away vehicle? Information like this isnít provided not because it isnít germane but because the blotter is intended as information (I assume). I doubt they expect us all to canvas the neighborhood.

When you get this hung up on the race thing it does look quite suspicious, the ethnic background of your in-laws not withstanding.

Posted by: Dorian Gray at January 17, 2008 09:41 AM

Ditto what Steve Newton said.

Posted by: Shirley Vandever at January 17, 2008 12:17 PM

You know, Hube, if you weren't such a virulent racist I wouldn't have to spend so much time defending you that I completely forgot to get my hood back from the laundry in time for the meeting tonight.

You got an extra?

Posted by: steve Newton at January 17, 2008 02:31 PM

LOL, Steve!!

Posted by: Hube at January 17, 2008 03:08 PM

Dorian: Even though it seems we settled things over at DE Lib, I'm posting a few questions to ponder here:

1) Does Nancy Willing's opinion that this News Journal policy is ridiculous make her look "quite suspcious" on race?

2) Is it suspicious that I have put up several posts demonstrating how the News Journal has omitted the race of WHITE suspects -- all in the name of political correctness?

3) Why does every other major local news outlet print/report the race of police suspects just as the police forward it to them?

4) What's a more relevant description -- the clothes they had at the time of the crime, or their race?

5) "Canvas the neighborhood?" "Be on the look out?" Not quite to the first, but sure, why not, to the second. Again, why do the police provide that information?

6) Why is it being "hung up" on race and not "hung up" on a ridiculous PC policy? Could it be because you know that implying racism against an [ideological] opponent is a good way to silence him/her?

7) Continuing with #6, are blogs that deal exclusively (or almost exclusively) with race matters also "hung up" on race? For example, there's John Rosenberg's Discriminations and the African-American-run Booker Rising.

8) "Notwithstanding" my in-laws. Right. Reminds me of that Dave Chappelle skit where he was a black KKK member. IOW, absurd to the extreme.

Posted by: Hube at January 17, 2008 03:12 PM


That "Scottish" story of Jason's did not ring true to me. I am not saying he was lying but it just sounded like he stretched the truth or made up a dopey story to try and make a point against you.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at January 17, 2008 10:37 PM

You're right that part of the news value of race and other characteristics is the "be on the lookout for" reason.

A few weeks ago in Wilmington, there was a guy driving around trying to accost girls coming home from school. Every other media included the race of the perp. Parents want and need to know that info to help protect their children and hopefully help apprehend the perp.

Gannet's UberPC stance is in response to lib concerns that describing the race of perps plays into the "blacks-as-criminals" steryotypes.

Hube is not a racist. Can't believe I actually have to say that, but apparantly there are enough idiots out there who can't argue a postion dealing with race issues without tarring opponents with the racist cant.

Posted by: anon at January 18, 2008 10:08 AM