All mainstream Western news organizations have the same approach to persecution against blacks, real or perceived: They publicize it for all it’s worth. This pattern is so obvious that there is no need for me to elaborate.
A few days ago, commenting on my post about blacks in Libya, Fred linked to this article, which reads in part:
Indeed, hundreds of black Africans were penned in behind a wall Tuesday, far from the Tunisian entry point. Tunisian volunteers attempted to beat back reporters who spoke to them, but they said they had been held there for two days with little food or shelter. They were part of a group of several thousand foreign workers who were prevented from leaving.
The crush at the border turned menacing on Tuesday, as stick-wielding volunteers from the nearby town of Ben Gardane beat anyone – most were Egyptians – who tried to get through, and left thousands in a crush against a gate. Scores of overheated and dehydrated people were dragged over the wall, some unconscious.
Some Tunisians are angry at the more than 10,000 refugees who are encamped in their small town, believing the men are taking their jobs. Other people from the democracy movements in neighbouring towns are helping the refugees, providing food and volunteering at refugee camps.
But officials from the UNHCR confirmed that sub-Saharan Africans are being singled out for exclusion from the border, and kept in dangerous conditions in the no-man’s-land between Libya and Tunisia. A few hundred Malians were allowed through over the weekend, but no black faces were visible Tuesday among the more than 10,000 people who did get through.
I thought this was very interesting – and certainly newsworthy. But it also occurred to me that mainstream news organizations might choose to avoid the racial angle of this story. After all, if whites saw that even the brown people of North Africa wish to distance themselves from black Africans, they might entertain the thought that there might be substance to such attitudes. Giving ammunition to “racists” is the last thing the mainstream media would want to do.
So I did a quick survey of the various news organizations and how they covered the refugee crises in Libya. CNN, the L.A. Times, the Daily Press, BBC, and CBS all completely avoided any mention of a racial component to the crises. The New York Times gave only the slightest hint of a racial component and provided an explanation other than racism: the victims were mistaken for mercenaries.
When I tell people that their news sources are propaganda, they typically object that they “don’t see any propaganda”. What they don’t seem to realize is that the propaganda lies as much in what is not said as in what is said. As long as they continue to drink from the poisoned well, their thoughts will be tainted and compromised. In this state, their “opinions” (on racial matters) are worthless.