The continuing media campaign against the Duke lacrosse three

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If the Duke University false-allegation-of-rape case of 2006 were nothing more than the persecution of three students by a university, solely because they are white, male, and allegedly wealthy, and that their accuser is black and female, it would show nothing more than the corruption of one university by political correctness – the reverse of discrimination against minorities, women, etc..

 

But the fact that the district attorney, the local police department, and most of the media, joined eighty-eight academics at the university, in stating or implying their guilt, long after it was clear that no crime had taken place, shows that it’s not just academia. Political correctness is more deeprooted and widespread.

 

Though they were proven innocent – rather than merely “not guilty”, the DA who prosecuted them was imprisoned for misconduct in the case, and their accuser convicted of murder, much of the mainstream media, for example, the New York Times, Salon, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the Daily News, Newsday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, FT Magazine, and the Daily Beast, continues to try to convince the public that they were in fact guilty of something: How the Media Again Failed on the Duke Lacrosse Story.

 

 The Washington Post is an honorable exception.

 

The continuing saga of the Duke lacrosse three contradicts the hypothesis of professional anti-racists that the USA’s dominant culture is white supremacist, etc..

 

P.S.  K.C. Johnson’s blog “Durham in Wonderland” about the Duke scandal has shut up shop. Its author now writes for Minding the Campus.

A comment deleted on Mondoweiss

marwanMondoweiss is an important blog. It hosts a wide-ranging discussion on Israel and its relationship to American Jews. It usually allows controversial comments. However, it sometimes deletes them. Here’s one it deleted. It’s true, but it criticizes a Jewish organization which Mondoweiss supports. From the article ‘Al Jazeera’ examines Jewish constellation of lobby elites, and marginalized ‘universalists’:

The article says:

Marwan Bishara has an excellent piece up at Al Jazeera about the Israel lobby titled, “Palestine as an exclusively Jewish issue in the US: Are Palestinians only relevant by what they mean to Israel…?” Bishara’s target is the monopolization of the issue of Palestinian rights by US Jewish organizations, in which the debate runs the gamut from J Street to AIPAC, one flavor of Israel support versus another.

My comment says:

“Bishara’s target is the monopolization of the issue of Palestinian rights by US Jewish organizations, in which the debate runs the gamut from J Street to AIPAC, one flavor of Israel support versus another.” But not Jewish Voice for Peace, and other thought-policing organizations in the left. When Gilad Atzmon spoke in Portland last year, JVP tried to stop the meeting. Al-Jazeera is on safe territory.

 

PS. June 21, 2014 – another comment deleted on Mondoweiss:

“Dries Coetzee, a church commissioner originally from South Africa, thanked the church for having liberated Afrikaaners like himself from their role in apartheid, through the divestment action in 1985. He called on the church to do the same for Israelis.” Isn’t that a little naive? Can you imagine Jews with a strong sense of ethnic identity ‘thanking’ their opponents for ‘liberating’ them?

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/06/in-turning-point-vote-presbyterians-divest-from-occupation-linked-corporations.html

 

PPS. June 27, 2014 – comments allowed on Mondoweiss (under the username ‘jayn0t’):

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/06/goldberg-presbyterian-divestment.html

Mondoweiss isn’t a Jewish conspiracy. It’s just a bit inconsistent about what comments it allows.

 

The SPLC – beyond parody

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The Southern Poverty Law Center, known to its admirers by the initials $PLC, has exceeded its normal bounds of logic and reason. Reacting to the murder of three attendees at a Jewish Center in Kansas City on April 13th, the $PLC argues

The fact of the matter is that more people have been killed domestically by radical right extremists than Islamic extremists since 9/11

Since September 11th, 2001, more people have been murdered in the USA by white extremists than by Muslims. But if you choose September 10, 2001, as your starting date, the opposite is true.

Notice also that the $PLC distinguishes between ‘radical right extremists’ and ‘Islamic extremists’. Despite their medieval views, the latter can’t be classified as ‘radical right extremists’, because most of them aren’t white!

P.S. Good news – the $PLC and the “Anti” Defamation League have been dropped by the FBI.

P.P.S. The above comment was too hasty: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/hate_crimes/overview

Another victim of fake hate allegations

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Mrs Hampson and one of her accusers

Taking advantage of the fact that, in anti-racism legislation, the burden of proof has shifted toward the defendant, a gang of gypsies falsely accused a British schoolteacher of racial harassment.

Mrs Hampson found herself involved in a clash with a family of travellers who had illegally established themselves on green-belt land and had blocked her way home one day, you might have expected the grandmother to receive a decent hearing from the authorities.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/10747065/Gipsy-attack-widow-finally-wins-back-her-good-name.html

She was eventually acquitted, but not before her life was ruined.

http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cs05.pdf