While it might be tempting to say that the DW Griffiths vision of African-Americans as primitive and brutal creatures, whose raison d'être is to savage innocent white folks, is so 20th century, it just isn't true. Not only is this twisted thinking alive and well; but it is being promoted by Fox News' resident homophobe and racist, Todd Starnes. Starnes is a Southern man who, despite his residence in the diverse Brooklyn Park Slope area, still lives in a Jim Crow world where only blacks commit violent crime while nice, white Christian boys, like Starnes, read their bible and save their virginity for Jesus. In keeping with Starnes' desire to alert his readers about scary, black mobs wreaking havoc on nice, white folks, Starnes recently tweeted out a link to a story about "black teens" who "brutally beat a white businessman." The story, linked from Gateway Pundit, is big on racist sites like "chimpout" (security warning on the site) and "niggermania." The problem is that the story doesn't seem to be true.
The Gateway pundit article is titled "Black Mob Beats & Bloodies New Haven Businessman..." The source for this article is a local TV website that doesn't identify the race of the alleged perpetrators. The next day, July 23rd, an article in the New Haven Independent reports that a car could have hit the man or that he might have been beaten but "the evidence so far fails to support either theory, according to police." The manager of the motorcycle shop where the allegedly beaten man worked says that the business doesn't want the incident, still under investigation, to turn into a "race football" which is what Starnes and his fellow right wing racists are doing. Interestingly, several African-Americans raced to help Brooks MacQuarrie when they saw him on the ground.
Police initially reported that a gang of teens had rushed MacQuarrie; but so far, no witnesses saw the whole thing. Some witnesses claim to have seen two cars speeding away. Doctors at the hospital said that his injuries are inconsistent with a beating. While MacQuarrie's motor scooter was stolen, the police state that “As of right this second, there’s no proof of a mob beating. It’s very unclear what occurred. They either pushed him off the bike and beat him, which there’s no evidence of; or a car hit him. There’s no evidence of this either." MacQuarrie doesn't want to speak to the media so as not to inflame controversy which is what Starnes and his fellow right wing racists are doing. He also "appealed for people to leave race out of discussion of the incident," which is what Starnes and fellow right wing racists are doing.
Given that Fox News loves to do the "scary black man" thing, Todd Starnes, who obviously sees the ghost of Nat Turner in every black person that he sees, is just so perfect for America's "fair & balanced" media.
Look, I’ve already proven you wrong. Why you keep coming back for more is baffling. Priscilla DID cite the New Haven Independent; its right up there in her post, clear as day. The New Haven Independent DOES cite the alleged perps race; again, its in the article clear as day.
I would ask you to knock off this “I’m dumb as shit” routine but I suspect its not a routine. You’re either an idiot or you hate being wrong so badly that you’ll stick to being wrong no matter what.
Not that its going to have much effect in motivating any of the scarce synapses but if you read certain sites you’ll find first hand descriptions of a new national sport called Polar Bear hunting. The strange thing is it turns out Polar Bears aren’t scarce…and people on those sites seem very much acquainted with the black vernacular when describing their adventures. You should explore it online, Nanook of the north, maybe it’ll thaw your thinking process if you visit realityville. BTW there have been numerous Flash Mob attacks in so many cities, that I’ll surprised they’ve only involved crowds of black youths, and they seem to leave other un-involved victims of color when running riot assaulting people, and vandalizing cars stores and other targets. Have you assiduously avoided reading of this per chance? Oh, Priscilla? You keepin’ it real! Ya Raul! You related to Aaron?
Note from moderator. Look who’s back! The guy who pretends to hate us but won’t stay away even though he’s not wanted. Blackflon? Johnny Dollar? Joshua Hatheway? Sorry, we’re just not that into you. So you’re being banned. Again.
Why is the race of the suspects so important to you? Honestly… It doesn’t change that Starnes tried turning this into a racial trap, before the black males were mentioned. Which is that this article is about.
And please knock off the “Priscilla cited” shit, especially if you can’t refrain from lying and tunnel vision while doing it.
There are two possible explanations: He was beaten and robbed or he was hit by a car. The victim states he was being approached by an angry looking young man and then was hit in the back of the head. His scooter was stolen and later recovered after the cops saw 2 young men riding it and they ditched it when the cops followed him. Had this man been hit by a car there would have been some evidence left: skid marks, broken pieces of the scooter, etc. If he had been hit by a car hard enough to do that amount of damage to him then the scooter itself wouldnt have been stolen because it would have been in pieces (the article states it was mainly cheap plastic). all of the evidence points to exactly what most think happened (including the victim): he was beaten and robbed. Doesnt make it a hate-crime. But there’s no reason to try to change the story into something else so people wont think a certain way. Certain people are going to think certain ways no matter what you say. Might as well stick to the truth.
“The next day, July 23rd, an article in the New Haven Independent reports”
Priscilla didn’t cite the independent, she cited the Gateway Pundit. And they put that link on as an update after it was updated to mention that the “two black men in the crowd” were the suspects, and that the scooter has been found.
So… how about you quit lying about what Priscilla cited? What she says is true- Before the Independent was added to the article, it was just News 8, and they never mentioned race. Oh, wait- Neither did the Independent, at first, but facts aren’t stopping you on that, either.
At no time have I said this was a hate-crime. In fact, I dont believe race had anything to do with this attack/robbery. But some people are so desperate to make this anything other than a hate crime that they try to distort the actual story. Like saying the stories never mentioned the race of the perps (it does). I think this was a group of young men who intended to rob someone of something and viciously attacked him in the process. It doesnt make it a hate crime. But there’s no need to try to change the story.
I live in a very diverse neighborhood. One day a mosque and a synagogue were defaced. Tensions were high in the neighborhood. A couple of guys got into a fight. One happened to be a Jewish guy and the other guy was Muslim and dark-skinned. Of course people thought it was racial/ethnic until the police arrived. These two guys were fighting over a parking space. “They hate each other, but it’s not a hate crime.” is how the police described the actual situation.
Chances are something like that is what is really happening. We are all pink inside.
Third paragraph from the bottom:
“MacQuarrie is white. The alleged scooter-stealers, black”
The article that Priscilla sites mentions the race of the attackers. I even quoted it for you. Its in the article.
All the same, Green said, he and his staff and MacQuarrie’s family feared that the incident would blow up into a public controversy. They don’t want that to happen. “We just wanted to thank the people that did lend assistance to Brooks” at the scene. He especially appealed for people to leave race out of discussion of the incident. (MacQuarrie is white. The alleged scooter-stealers, black.)
Everything points to a beating/robbery.
Oh, wait- Fox News did report those… I remember Fox Nation calling the white people in those instances heroes. But you know, it’s completely different when a white person does it.
Oh, and Peach- For someone who likes to tell us how illiterate you think we all are, you might want a few reading lessons yourself. Both this article and yours says nothing about the ethnicity of the suspects- Racist websites insterted that pre-emptively to make it about race for their own ends. And Todd Starnes was more than happy to advance their jump the gun narrative.
Thats from WTNH News 8.
Seriously… and yes, you will hear it louder for some shows.