On January 26th, New York Times columnist Charles Blow posted an op-ed entitled Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint, where he wrote about his son being detained at gunpoint by a Yale University police officer. Right wing bloggers are certain they have “debunked” this story because Blow did not mention that the cop in question is black.
That’s their bombshell reveal.
Several conservative sites this week declared they had “debunked” New York Times columnist Charles Blow’s story about his son, who was allegedly stopped recently at gunpoint by a Yale police officer.
What was the bombshell that Blow had supposedly kept secret? The officer was apparently black.
In an op-ed published Sunday, Blow had relayed a story from his son Tahj about his recent run-in with a campus police officer who allegedly raised his gun and told the student to turn around and get on the ground.
Blow wrote that he was “exceedingly happy” that he had spoken to his son previously about precautions young black men should take when confronted by a police officer.
“In these moments, what you’ve done matters less than how you look,” he wrote.
Yale University later issued a campus-wide email that, among other things, noted that the officer in question was black, according to The Root.
Conservative media was convinced the officer’s race blew the entire story wide open.
“RACE-HOAX DEBUNKED: COP WHO DETAINED CHARLES BLOW’S SON IS BLACK,” was the Drudge-like headline at Breitbart News.
I’ll stop there (though TPM has other examples), because Breitbart “News” and John Nolte are all you really need to know about this so-called debunking of a “race hoax.”
First, here is the obligatory screenshot, in case Nolte and/or someone at Breitbart “News” decides it would be the better part of valor to delete this post:
And here are the comments that followed:
Sure he was a “white black.”
Just another example of blind racisim - when you go straight to racism you can no longer see the facts.
In reality what black people fear most is other black people.
According to statistics, with good reason.
Charles Blow, racist.
But, but… we’re told that Blacks are incapable of being racist. Another Progressive meme shot down.
White folks fear blacks too….ALOT…..just look at knock knock and polar bear hunting!!
If POTUS Lincoln had only been able to follow thru with shipping all the freed slaves back to Africa…we would not have this clustermuck to deal with!! (This one had 69 up votes at the time of posting).
4 times more whites are killed by blacks than blacks are killed by whites. Yet no one seems to dare say anything about that.
Blacks are also six times more likely to kill a cop than any other racial group. Hence the reason why cops should be “focused” on blacks during any potential confrontation.
Both! Lib-tard and racist! Have you read his columns?
There have been 3 shootings by Obamzo’s sons in the last two weeks that I have heard about. (First “Obama’s son comment - do a shot everyone!)
as a white friend of mine who was mugged in D.C. by 4 black youths said….”if I knew it was going to be this bad I would have picked the cotton myself.”
HAd Lincoln not gotten his noggin shot off…..and had time to ship the freed slaves back to Africa, the country would not have a 1/2 black POS POTUS, a black racist AG, race baiting scum and millions living off the largesse of sons and daughters of slaves owners!! if only!!
Well, I’m a second generation American and refuse to be responsible for any of this crap. We are not. I don’t use the term “African-American” because I know more about Africa and actually have worked with Africans from all over the continent. You’re right. I wonder what would have happened if Lincoln had lived.
It is “As Good As It Gets” race bait-er syndrome for Journalists.
“How do you do you describe race bait-ers so well?”
“I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.”*
*With apologies to Jack Nicholson.
Justifiable to fear other blacks……then they project it on to white people to hide the shame they should feel at their own race.
And on and on and on it goes, in typical Breitbart fashion.
Meanwhile, on Anderson Cooper’s show, Charles Blow correctly says the officer being black doesn’t change the fact that something very troubling happened.