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NBC has announced it’s delaying the debut of Dick Wolf’s seventh Law & Order show, Law & Order: Hate Crimes, to get it “right.” This postponement has nothing, nothing to do with the Jussie Smollett hoax or the triumphant announcement by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force (which will be featured in the show) last week that it had apprehended the sidewalk chalk Nazi terrorist and … then released him to his mom because he’s only 12.

From NPR last fall, the solons and wisemen of NBC were not dreaming of their show being embarrassed by a series of hate hoaxes. From NPR:

SHAPIRO: This is the first new “Law & Order” spinoff in a long time. And right now America’s in the middle of this big debate about policing and how it affects people of color. Do you think this kind of show is helping the conversation about systemic problems in law enforcement and policing?

DEGGANS: That’s a challenge. You know, early seasons of “Law & Order” focused on how unfair the system was. We saw rich people escaping justice even when they were guilty. But I think they’ve changed that in recent years to make the show more entertaining. And the debate that we’re having now about policing suggests that maybe these systemic issues are purposefully unfair to people of color and poor people, which is a little more difficult concept for shows like “Law & order” to kind of approach and still be entertaining. You know, I’ve seen some studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals and victims and underrepresent women. So, you know, I know the new “Law & Order” show’s going to focus on exploring issues of race and culture. I just hope they do it in an authentic way.

But Jossie Smollett threw a wrench in the works.

 
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  1. I am reading that correctly. NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals? That can’t be possible while being honest about the content of the show and criminal statistics.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    In some quarters of the TV and feature film industry, racialist bean counters have been deployed to vet scripts and screenplays for proper representation of the darling and beloved POC and sexual minorities. It's getting ridiculous, and oppressive.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Barnard, Watch the reality TV series, "The First 48 Hours" about actual homicide investigations. Memphis cancelled their participation because almost all of the murderers were black, but hey, that's the reality part of their crime scene.
    , @Olorin
    >NPR
    >honest

    I rarely read Naked Capitalism anymore, but this was a nice methodological-analysis piece.

    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/lee-camp-create-nprs-propaganda-seen-hit-piece.html
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals?"

    The entire hatestream media is a massive gaslighting ploy. The good news is Millennials, Gen-Z, and even much of Gen-X have unplugged from hatestream media sources. It's mostly deluded baby boomers falling prey to the legacy media's 24/7/365 gaslightling operation -- and they are dying at a steady clip.

    Intelligent viewers haven't been able to stomach L&O since 2005. I can only imagine the gaslighting drivel Wolf and company have expectorated since the Barry "if I had a son" Sotero administration.
    , @Bill Jones
    You missed their little, designed to be overlooked, get out of jail free card:

    "You know, I’ve seen some studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals and victims "

    Victims, dear boy, victims.
    , @Ragno
    But how is that even possible, when NBC now stands for No Black Criminals?
  2. So, you know, I know the new “Law & Order” show’s going to focus on exploring issues of race and culture.

    LOL

    What a novel idea!

    The media’s been on an asymptotic increase of exploring “race and culture” since the “60s. I’m wondering if they will ever draw any conclusions and move on to something else.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    '...I’m wondering if they will ever draw any conclusions and move on to something else.'

    ...not until reality finally behaves and conforms to their preferences.
  3. Without a link I thought that this was another one of Steve’s Onion writer manqué efforts … But I decided to check the Hollywood Reporter, and it’s true. No, I won’t link to it.

    • Agree: International Jew
  4. You know, I’ve seen some studies that indicate that maybe they [“Law & Order”] overrepresent black people as criminals and victims and underrepresent women. So, you know, I know the new “Law & Order” show’s going to focus on exploring issues of race and culture. I just hope they do it in an authentic way.

    LOL! More Kool-Aid for NPR TV critic Eric Deggans.

  5. I just hope they do it in an authentic way.

    Jussie gave them an opportunity to do it in an authentic way, but that would be against the narrative.

  6. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    The latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s real Hate Crimes Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

    Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.

    The last three antisemitic hate crimes have been by two black guys and a 12-year-old. Before that we had the guy in Israel, and of course the one that was right out of Kolchak: The NIght Stalker, the incorporeal Jewish cemetary attacker who goes by the name “ground subsidence.”

    It seems to me that university strings on trees, notes on windshields, and graffiti incidents have all bleen by blacks. The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved (although if they took the tape acrosss campus to David Reich, he might have been able to extract some DNA), so that one could be used.

    But realistically, the Smollett hoax was so high profile that I expect the show is dead and the topic will only show up in plots in SVU from time to time.

    Robin Roberts is talking about the Smollett interview in the Hollywood Reporter. She’s a lesbian, which I didn’t know.

    “He’s saying that it was a hate crime,” Roberts said. “So if I’m too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, ‘Oh, you don’t believe him.’ If I’m too light on him, then it’s like, ‘Oh, because you are in the community, you’re giving him a pass.’ So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”

    So she was mostly worried about achieving a balance where the fewest viewers would criticize her. Minimalization of Twitter outrage. “This is American Journalism in 2019.”

    • Agree: TWS
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief

    So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”
     
    The zeitgeist is so much in favor of the market-character (Erich Fromm) that Robin Roberts doesn't even consider any more that there's something beyond the market - like the truth, or putting things right.
    , @Barnard
    There is no reason to think she questioned his story before the Nigerians involvement was released by the Chicago PD. It appears it never occured to Robin that Smollett requested to be interviewed by her because he knew it would result in a softball interview. Also, if this was her concern before the interview, why not tell him she can't do it, and refer him to someone else at ABC?
    , @Harry Baldwin
    So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”

    She obviously chose the side she considered a "win." Couldn't she have split the difference between the two sides, as in not act like an overbearing prosecuting attorney, but also not like the guy's big sister? Journalists were supposed to be able to do that, but now they openly take sides. Chuck Todd interviewing Jim Jordan on Sunday's "Meet the Press" being another recent example.
    , @Ozymandias
    "The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved"

    The year before the hoax, BLM put gaffer's tape over the faces of all the black professors that they felt weren't offering BLM enough support. Consider this mystery solved.
    , @Ozymandias
    “He’s saying that it was a hate crime,” Roberts said. “So if I’m too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, ‘Oh, you don’t believe him.’ If I’m too light on him, then it’s like, ‘Oh, because you are in the community, you’re giving him a pass.’ So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”

    We've finally found the real victim here.
    , @International Jew

    “This is American Journalism in 2019.”
     
    Yep.
  7. Who watches these shows, anyway? I remember almost 10 years ago seeing some cable channel at a hotel that had nothing but Law & Order on, 24/7/365 (maybe on leap year day, they’d show Rockford Files, but I might have something to do that day).

    … it had apprehended the sidewalk chalk Nazi terrorist and … then released him to his mom because he’s only 12.

    Haha! I think I read your post on this, but it is funny the way you put it here.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri

    "Who watches these shows, anyway?"
     
    I know a young woman who watches Law & Order Special Victims Unit religiously. She has all the DVDs too.

    Oh, also she's mentally handicapped.

    That's not my judgement; she has an official diagnosis.

    I don't know anyone with a three-digit IQ who watches it. But that leaves about the half the country still to watch it. I suspect L&O is a significant part of the prolefeed, which is why its production is so important to the media class.

  8. (((Wolf))), (((Shapiro))), wow, only 2% of the population and they just turn up as the creators of this virulently anti-)))White((( show, what are the odds?

    • Replies: @Anon
    Wolf was raised Lutheran, his non-Jewish mother's religion. He thinks/assumes that his father was Jewish, but he's not sure because his father never spoke of it. They apparently didn't have much contact with the father's family and Wolf never tried to look into his father's family background.

    Maybe his father's family disowned him when he married a Lutheran girl?
    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Dick Wolf was an altar boy, so not Jewish, unless he's the first Jewish altar boy since Isaac. Also, the execrable Michelle Wolf isn't Jewish either, and thank Yahweh for that.

    Among the predisposed, type 1 errors abound in this area.

  9. Probably delayed because the script of every episode featured MAGA hat wearing white men beating up persons of color.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Delayed is right..they'll be right back to it as usual before too long.
  10. • Replies: @rufus
    They gonna rework it as a comedy.

    Arab guy transitions to a black woman and starts smackin around people with her purse.
    , @MB
    Priceless.
    Do tell KTel.
  11. Jussie might derail the whole Dem presidential campaign as well. He’s a bloody genius.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    You're not joking - or are you? - - - Not sure, whether this is still fun or just morphs into something bigger - and rather frightening.
    (Or maybe you just take a look at the bright side of life?!)
    , @MBlanc46
    Derail it? He might be on the ticket.
  12. “You know, I’ve seen some studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals and victims and underrepresent women.”

    Must have been looking at the FBI’s Crime in the United States data.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    If females have been sadly underrepresented, the next spinoff should be Law & Order: Cherchez la Femme
  13. This would have been a great episode of SVU :

    https://www.dcclothesline.com/2019/03/05/video-lady-calls-police-after-dog-humps-her-dog-at-dog-park-sexual-assault/

    They just have to make the guy white of course .

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @CCZ
    Finally, someone fighting canine male toxicity and hegemonic compulsory heteronormativity.

    A recently published study claims dog parks are rife with canine on canine sexual assaults and that many humans just stand blithely by and watch it happen.

    Entitled “Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon,” the study called dog parks “petri dishes for canine ‘rape culture.'” “Dog parks are microcosms where hegemonic masculinist norms governing queering behavior and compulsory heterosexuality can be observed in a cross-species environment” and “oppressive spaces that lock both humans and animals into hegemonic patterns of gender conformity” said the paper, published in a feminist geography journal called Gender, Place & Culture. “Oppressive patriarchal norms reach a zenith in dog parks, rendering them not only gendered spaces but spaces that exhibit and magnify toxic … themes intrinsic to gender binaries.”

    But the paper was a hoax, aimed at showing that, no matter how absurd its premise, a paper that has a politically correct theme can sail right through any review processes academia has in place.

    http://www.ohmidog.com/2018/10/11/humping-hoax-study-on-canine-on-canine-sexual-assaults-in-dog-parks-gets-published-but-it-was-a-fraud/
     
    , @Known Fact
    NYC just had an autistic 8-year-old punched in the head by a crazy old black guy on the subway. The scriptwriter's challenge would be to somehow show that they're both victims of hate. Moses Gunn sadly is no longer available to play the black guy.
    , @Ozymandias
    Dog parks are microcosms where hegemonic masculinist norms governing queering behavior and compulsory heterosexuality can be observed in a cross-species environment.
    , @International Jew
    https://www.wweek.com/news/schools/2018/10/09/a-portland-state-university-professor-made-up-a-study-of-dog-on-dog-sexual-assault-and-got-the-hoax-published/

    Who inspired whom?

  14. So, you know, I know the new “Law & Order” show’s going to focus on exploring issues of race and culture. I just hope they do it in an authentic way.

    My intuition tells me that the word “authentic” is a word drenched in context the way “equality” is.

  15. If you are a White Christian, the $SPLC, ADL, etc. hate you. If they could, they would do to you what their co-ethnics did to millions of White Christian Russians during the bolshevik revolution and in the years following (stalin was of course a first-class bastard, but at least some of the people he killed later on were themselves murdering scum of the aforementioned type and deserved it).

    But again, make no mistake, these people are not just your adversaries, they are your enemies.

    • Agree: ACommenter, sayless
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    If you are a White Christian, the $SPLC, ADL, etc. hate you...

     

    You forgot their Semitic allies, CAIR.

    The present kerfuffle with Arabess Ilhan Omar is just window dressing.
    , @MB
    You're not trying to tell me that instead of "stop breeding", AOccasional Cortex really meant to say, "Stop breathing" are you?

    Man, what a hater.
  16. Announcing the New crime show: Law and Order: SNAFU

  17. Maybe Mad TV (1995) can do a remake of Clops. Clops: Hate Crimes.

    @0:34 GI Joe complains about Japanese immigrants.

    Unrelated but:
    Marrying A First Cousin Not That Harmful To Family Tree, Study Says
    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/03/07/marrying-first-cousin-dna/

    • Replies: @Frank Boyle
    It is consistently doing so that is the problem.
  18. “Exploring issues of race and culture, with a hope it’s done in an authentic way” – is exactly all bored identity wants for Christmas 2020 :



    Colorism matters?
    Little did Clarence know:

  19. CCZ says:
    @donut
    This would have been a great episode of SVU :

    https://www.dcclothesline.com/2019/03/05/video-lady-calls-police-after-dog-humps-her-dog-at-dog-park-sexual-assault/

    They just have to make the guy white of course .

    Finally, someone fighting canine male toxicity and hegemonic compulsory heteronormativity.

    A recently published study claims dog parks are rife with canine on canine sexual assaults and that many humans just stand blithely by and watch it happen.

    Entitled “Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon,” the study called dog parks “petri dishes for canine ‘rape culture.’” “Dog parks are microcosms where hegemonic masculinist norms governing queering behavior and compulsory heterosexuality can be observed in a cross-species environment” and “oppressive spaces that lock both humans and animals into hegemonic patterns of gender conformity” said the paper, published in a feminist geography journal called Gender, Place & Culture. “Oppressive patriarchal norms reach a zenith in dog parks, rendering them not only gendered spaces but spaces that exhibit and magnify toxic … themes intrinsic to gender binaries.”

    But the paper was a hoax, aimed at showing that, no matter how absurd its premise, a paper that has a politically correct theme can sail right through any review processes academia has in place.

    http://www.ohmidog.com/2018/10/11/humping-hoax-study-on-canine-on-canine-sexual-assaults-in-dog-parks-gets-published-but-it-was-a-fraud/

  20. Abe says:

    The famous SNL “More Cowbell” sketch is finally back on YOUTUBE! Showed it to my 10 year old but he was extremely nonplussed after me talking it up the last several months. My wife, who is extremely anti-Trump, likes to play SNL shows on her tablet just to annoy me when we are bedding down for the night, so that’s how I heard they actually acknowledged the Smollet hoax this week- “Jussie just said Donald Trump himself attacked him outside the studios!” This comes dangerously close to acknowledging that all the “violence” at Trump rallies is pretty much all instigated by antifa and other assorted left-wing agitators.

    A significant part of my soul withered when General Casey said the greatest tragedy from the Ft. Hood massacre would be if diversity itself became a casualty. A smaller part of my soul withered when the police chief in charge of the UVA rape/Jackie Coakley investigation said he could merely not prove anything had happened, instead of declaring it a hoax.

    The glass-half full guy in me is heartened this was not completely memory-holed, either by SNL or the Chicago PD, which I am still amazed was not strong-armed into quietly dropping the case. The glass-half empty guy in me, however, thinks the only reason we’re still not being gaslighted on the non-existence of hate hoaxes is that this particular one was simply too “juicy” (heh), having a wacky plan and involving “circus folk” (what’s the difference between circus folk and actors? less STD’s).

  21. @Barnard
    I am reading that correctly. NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals? That can't be possible while being honest about the content of the show and criminal statistics.

    In some quarters of the TV and feature film industry, racialist bean counters have been deployed to vet scripts and screenplays for proper representation of the darling and beloved POC and sexual minorities. It’s getting ridiculous, and oppressive.

  22. As the comments here already make clear, we can all see the flashing red light of falsehood in the statement, “… studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals…”

    This bald-faced false statement is one of those things that fit the Stupid and/or Evil Axiom:

    The people who are causing the ruination of America are either stupid or evil or both.

    No one of any intelligence could possibly make the statement that black people are overrepresented as criminals in shows like Law & Order and believe it, so those who do are either too dumb to understand how ridiculous they sound, or evil enough to spread such disinformation, or both stupid and evil.

    Since the small segment of Americans chosen to be overrepresented in the control of our entertainment industry are all automatically just assumed to be above average, we can only conclude that if they really are like the children of Lake Wobegon, then they are, by logical necessity, evil.

    Since I do not want to sound too anti-, I will just state right here that I do not assume that all of those people who run the entertainment industry and serve as our tastemasters are intelligent, and that I believe many are quite stupid and limited in their ability to surprise and to act in novel ways, and that therefore I will just assume that our cultural masters are stupid.

    • Replies: @kihowi
    You're being far too generous assuming stupidity over evil in any case. What looks like stupidity is usually just instinctive, unconscious evil as supposed to rational, planned evil. Hanlon's razor is wrong.

    The quasi-religious term " evil" is much, much better at capturing that part of human nature than whatever the seculars have come up with.
    , @Forbes
    I take your point, and will say I've known seemingly smart sober adults who believe that crime perpetrators are roughly evenly distributed by race throughout the population. They won't hear of it that blacks commit about 50% of the violent crime in the country. They just know that all people are equally evil (and equally good), and blacks couldn't be anymore overly prone to crime than whites. This is what they believe.

    I'd often wondered how so many can avoid the cognitive dissonance that accompanies the discomfort of facts that conflict with such beliefs. It appears to be a kind of practiced ignorance. They made a decision about their belief, and any new information causes chaos and confusion, so it is dispensed with as irrelevant, immaterial, unimportant.

    As I regularly say, facts inconvenient to The Narrative will be ignored.

    A final thought regarding the "entertainment" industry. The television audience for regular installments of black-on-black violent crime associated with turf wars, protection/extortion, drug dealing, personal insults and intimidation, drunk and on a rampage, etc., that typifies police reports is going to be quite small. Furthermore, the black perp/white victim at 10X the white perp/black victim is an authenticity clearly meeting the definition of a hatefact that won't see the light of day.
    , @Mr McKenna

    No one of any intelligence could possibly make the statement that black people are overrepresented as criminals in shows like Law & Order and believe it, so those who do are either too dumb to understand how ridiculous they sound, or evil enough to spread such disinformation, or both stupid and evil.
     
    They're not stupid. They know exactly what they're doing. So do we. Trouble is, they're 2% of the population and we're maybe one percent--two? three? The vast majority of the population haven't a clue.

    @Almost Missouri


    I don’t know anyone with a three-digit IQ who watches it. But that leaves about the half the country still to watch it.
     
    The Pauline Kael fallacy. You don't know either half of the country. You're extrapolating wildly from the people whom you choose to know. Lots of (otherwise) intelligent people drink the Kool-Aid.
  23. A better show would be SALVINI COOKS. While making his favorite spaghetti dish, the Italian Interior Minister could reveal his mama’s family recipe and tell the world how he reduced the rate of entry by Third-World “refugees” at Italian seaports by 98.5% since 2018. But there would be subtitles.

  24. they overrepresent black people as criminals and victims and underrepresent women

    But Jossie Smollett threw a wrench in the works.

    Not necessarily. This flamboyant mulatto is good first step in balancing representation.

    Jussie in State Penitentiary sounds like a promising reality show, too.

    • Replies: @International Jew

    Jussie in State Penitentiary sounds like a promising reality show, too.
     
    Nah, it would be X-rated.
  25. bored identity is old enough to remember America’s darkest times – when Colorism was fully ignored by the Hollywood elite :

  26. @Anon

    The latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s real Hate Crimes Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

    Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
     
    The last three antisemitic hate crimes have been by two black guys and a 12-year-old. Before that we had the guy in Israel, and of course the one that was right out of Kolchak: The NIght Stalker, the incorporeal Jewish cemetary attacker who goes by the name "ground subsidence."

    It seems to me that university strings on trees, notes on windshields, and graffiti incidents have all bleen by blacks. The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved (although if they took the tape acrosss campus to David Reich, he might have been able to extract some DNA), so that one could be used.

    But realistically, the Smollett hoax was so high profile that I expect the show is dead and the topic will only show up in plots in SVU from time to time.


    Robin Roberts is talking about the Smollett interview in the Hollywood Reporter. She's a lesbian, which I didn't know.

    "He's saying that it was a hate crime," Roberts said. "So if I'm too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, 'Oh, you don't believe him.' If I'm too light on him, then it's like, 'Oh, because you are in the community, you're giving him a pass.' So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me."
     
    So she was mostly worried about achieving a balance where the fewest viewers would criticize her. Minimalization of Twitter outrage. "This is American Journalism in 2019."

    So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”

    The zeitgeist is so much in favor of the market-character (Erich Fromm) that Robin Roberts doesn’t even consider any more that there’s something beyond the market – like the truth, or putting things right.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Queen Latifah says she is standing by Jussie Smollett until she sees 'definitive' proof

    Either she's crazy or she just wanted her name in the news this week. Or both.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6773765/Queen-Latifah-says-standing-Jussie-Smollett.html
  27. @BB753
    Jussie might derail the whole Dem presidential campaign as well. He's a bloody genius.

    You’re not joking – or are you? – – – Not sure, whether this is still fun or just morphs into something bigger – and rather frightening.
    (Or maybe you just take a look at the bright side of life?!)

    • Replies: @BB753
    As always, I'm half-serious. But this idiot dancer slash hoaxer and his two Nigerian merry accomplices could well put Dems in serious trouble. I'm not saying he could bring down the Dem party, lol! As for his career, who knows? One thing I'm sure about is Jussie won't do jail time.
  28. @Achmed E. Newman
    Who watches these shows, anyway? I remember almost 10 years ago seeing some cable channel at a hotel that had nothing but Law & Order on, 24/7/365 (maybe on leap year day, they'd show Rockford Files, but I might have something to do that day).

    ... it had apprehended the sidewalk chalk Nazi terrorist and … then released him to his mom because he’s only 12.
     
    Haha! I think I read your post on this, but it is funny the way you put it here.

    “Who watches these shows, anyway?”

    I know a young woman who watches Law & Order Special Victims Unit religiously. She has all the DVDs too.

    Oh, also she’s mentally handicapped.

    That’s not my judgement; she has an official diagnosis.

    I don’t know anyone with a three-digit IQ who watches it. But that leaves about the half the country still to watch it. I suspect L&O is a significant part of the prolefeed, which is why its production is so important to the media class.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Low-information normies have a misunderstanding that these are accurate dramatizations of real cases, like the irreplaceable and gloriously drab Dragnet. The stories are distantly derived from real cases that can be checked, but if you do check them, you will find the work done by the show writers: non-existent whites replacing real black criminals, unnecessary sexing-up, imposed resolution for the sake of time -- a cop observed that his favorite part of L&O is the criminals agreeing to talk pretty much immediately.
    , @martin2
    My employment takes me to a home for the mentally handicapped once a fortnight and this is exactly my experience. The people that guilelessly watch regular soaps such as these often have learning difficulties.
    , @International Jew
    Well, Steve seems to know all about it so he must watch it. But then, that's his job.
    , @Desiderius
    My liberal boomer stepdad watches it religiously. Lots of liberal boomers need that world to be real or their whole identity/status collapses. Also makes him feel like a tough guy.
  29. I’ve seen some studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals and victims

    Well, comparing to reality I suspect one of those (criminals and victims) is right. Perhaps they meant if you sum criminals and victims. I guess that makes the statement literally true.

  30. @Anon

    The latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s real Hate Crimes Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

    Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
     
    The last three antisemitic hate crimes have been by two black guys and a 12-year-old. Before that we had the guy in Israel, and of course the one that was right out of Kolchak: The NIght Stalker, the incorporeal Jewish cemetary attacker who goes by the name "ground subsidence."

    It seems to me that university strings on trees, notes on windshields, and graffiti incidents have all bleen by blacks. The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved (although if they took the tape acrosss campus to David Reich, he might have been able to extract some DNA), so that one could be used.

    But realistically, the Smollett hoax was so high profile that I expect the show is dead and the topic will only show up in plots in SVU from time to time.


    Robin Roberts is talking about the Smollett interview in the Hollywood Reporter. She's a lesbian, which I didn't know.

    "He's saying that it was a hate crime," Roberts said. "So if I'm too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, 'Oh, you don't believe him.' If I'm too light on him, then it's like, 'Oh, because you are in the community, you're giving him a pass.' So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me."
     
    So she was mostly worried about achieving a balance where the fewest viewers would criticize her. Minimalization of Twitter outrage. "This is American Journalism in 2019."

    There is no reason to think she questioned his story before the Nigerians involvement was released by the Chicago PD. It appears it never occured to Robin that Smollett requested to be interviewed by her because he knew it would result in a softball interview. Also, if this was her concern before the interview, why not tell him she can’t do it, and refer him to someone else at ABC?

  31. Anonymous[151] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Life in the current year

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    No woman as ugly as Pelosi is should be allowed to fill a role that puts her in the public eye.

    Please Odin, can I wake up from this nightmare now?

    , @Reg Cæsar
    Yuk. Margarine vs melted butter.
    , @El Dato
    How many Resolutions Condemning Anti-Semitism does Humanity really need?

    Meanwhile, via Times of Israel:


    Local officials and others spoke out against anti-Semitism Saturday after a memorial marking the site of Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue, destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, was apparently vandalized.

    “Once again, enough is enough,” mayor Roland Ries wrote on Facebook Saturday before heading to the memorial.
     

    If you read the above three times, it becomes vaguely slapstick-y and funny. Something you might find in the parts called "The Happening World" of the dystopian novel Stand on Zanzibar.

    "The Happening World": These chapters consist of collage-like collections of short, sometimes single-sentence, descriptive passages. The intent is to capture the vibrant, noisy, and often ephemeral situations arising in the novel's world. At least one chapter of the narrative, a party where most of the characters meet and where the plot makes a significant shift in direction, is presented in this way.

    And also:

    ‘Radicalized’ French inmate brutally stabs 2 prison guards, wife dies as police siege ends in arrest

    The prisoner had been with his wife in a visiting room at the high-security facility on Tuesday when the 27-year-old stabbed two guards with a ceramic knife, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” prison staff told AFP. The prisoner then retreated into another room and locked himself in with his wife, beginning a standoff with police lasting several hours.

    “It was truly a murder attempt. There was blood everywhere. The family-visiting unit was a battle scene,” a member of the prison staff said. Despite the apparent severity of the attack, the victims’ injuries turned out to be non-life threatening, and no hostages have been taken.

    The prisoner is currently serving a 30-year sentence for armed robbery, fatal kidnapping and “glorifying terrorism.” According to local media, the man was in jail in connection with the death of an 89-year-old holocaust survivor.
     

    French dystopian comics of 20 years ago come to mind.
  32. @Barnard
    I am reading that correctly. NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals? That can't be possible while being honest about the content of the show and criminal statistics.

    Barnard, Watch the reality TV series, “The First 48 Hours” about actual homicide investigations. Memphis cancelled their participation because almost all of the murderers were black, but hey, that’s the reality part of their crime scene.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    In fairness, almost all the population of Memphis is black.

    Memphrica is a common sobriquet for the place.

    Even if white people were astronomically more homicidal than black people, it would to find white murderers among a group of black people. What were the producers to do?
    , @Hypnotoad666
    I have watched many a "First 48 Hours" episode -- and the perps have literally been 100% black. (As are 85% of the victims).

    My theory is that the over-representation is because: (a) the show needs to go to cities where they are guaranteed to catch a solvable homicide without too much waiting around; and (b) they need the perp be too dumb to demand a lawyer, so they can get the footage of him being grilled by the cops in the interrogation room.

    BTW, the cops rarely do any interesting sleuthing on camera. Half-way through the show they usually get an "anonymous tip" telling them where to find the suspect. They put him in the box and confront him with the evidence that someone saw him pull the trigger (or brag about it later), and he folds like cheap suit and confesses about 75% of the time.

  33. @Dieter Kief
    You're not joking - or are you? - - - Not sure, whether this is still fun or just morphs into something bigger - and rather frightening.
    (Or maybe you just take a look at the bright side of life?!)

    As always, I’m half-serious. But this idiot dancer slash hoaxer and his two Nigerian merry accomplices could well put Dems in serious trouble. I’m not saying he could bring down the Dem party, lol! As for his career, who knows? One thing I’m sure about is Jussie won’t do jail time.

  34. @Element59
    "You know, I’ve seen some studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals and victims and underrepresent women."

    Must have been looking at the FBI's Crime in the United States data.

    If females have been sadly underrepresented, the next spinoff should be Law & Order: Cherchez la Femme

  35. @donut
    This would have been a great episode of SVU :

    https://www.dcclothesline.com/2019/03/05/video-lady-calls-police-after-dog-humps-her-dog-at-dog-park-sexual-assault/

    They just have to make the guy white of course .

    NYC just had an autistic 8-year-old punched in the head by a crazy old black guy on the subway. The scriptwriter’s challenge would be to somehow show that they’re both victims of hate. Moses Gunn sadly is no longer available to play the black guy.

  36. One of the few Robot Chicken sketches worth knowing about is a proof that Law and Order episodes are so unchanging that you can replace all the characters with bwawking clothed chickens and still know exactly what’s happening.

  37. @Almost Missouri

    "Who watches these shows, anyway?"
     
    I know a young woman who watches Law & Order Special Victims Unit religiously. She has all the DVDs too.

    Oh, also she's mentally handicapped.

    That's not my judgement; she has an official diagnosis.

    I don't know anyone with a three-digit IQ who watches it. But that leaves about the half the country still to watch it. I suspect L&O is a significant part of the prolefeed, which is why its production is so important to the media class.

    Low-information normies have a misunderstanding that these are accurate dramatizations of real cases, like the irreplaceable and gloriously drab Dragnet. The stories are distantly derived from real cases that can be checked, but if you do check them, you will find the work done by the show writers: non-existent whites replacing real black criminals, unnecessary sexing-up, imposed resolution for the sake of time — a cop observed that his favorite part of L&O is the criminals agreeing to talk pretty much immediately.

  38. I’ll bet Dick Wolf was contemplating an episode of Law & Order: Hate Crimes that would dramatize the red swastika hate crime last November on the walls outside Elizabeth Midlarsky’s office at Columbia University.

    Columbia Teachers College professor’s office vandalized with swastikas, anti-Semitic slurs

    https://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2018/11/29/teachers-college-professors-office-vandalized-with-anti-semitic-graffiti/

    It would have been fun to see the perp character in that episode. It probably would have been a character bearing almost no resemblance to the person who was almost certainly the real-life perp.

  39. So, you know, I know the new “Law & Order” show’s going to focus on exploring issues of race and culture. I just hope they do it in an authentic way.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Thank God we have Righteous Black Men to keep us in line.

    The [MSM] is trying to teach us that without their Shock Troops to manage us, we'd be entirely devoid of Virtue. And to teach white women that these Shock Troops are their best and only protectors from the real enemy: white men.

    The sad part is how many white people buy into this. Because Propaganda.

  40. @Barnard
    I am reading that correctly. NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals? That can't be possible while being honest about the content of the show and criminal statistics.

    >NPR
    >honest

    I rarely read Naked Capitalism anymore, but this was a nice methodological-analysis piece.

    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/lee-camp-create-nprs-propaganda-seen-hit-piece.html

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    I love the coding jokes around here. More coding jokes. Say, maybe the Derb could have an occassional feature making them.
    , @J.Ross
    That was fantastic, I have to check out this Lee Camp guy. A lot of what he says here is stuff I notice -- NPR spends an enormous amount of time signalling approval or disapproval with tone of voice and teenage snark.
  41. @Anon

    The latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s real Hate Crimes Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

    Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
     
    The last three antisemitic hate crimes have been by two black guys and a 12-year-old. Before that we had the guy in Israel, and of course the one that was right out of Kolchak: The NIght Stalker, the incorporeal Jewish cemetary attacker who goes by the name "ground subsidence."

    It seems to me that university strings on trees, notes on windshields, and graffiti incidents have all bleen by blacks. The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved (although if they took the tape acrosss campus to David Reich, he might have been able to extract some DNA), so that one could be used.

    But realistically, the Smollett hoax was so high profile that I expect the show is dead and the topic will only show up in plots in SVU from time to time.


    Robin Roberts is talking about the Smollett interview in the Hollywood Reporter. She's a lesbian, which I didn't know.

    "He's saying that it was a hate crime," Roberts said. "So if I'm too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, 'Oh, you don't believe him.' If I'm too light on him, then it's like, 'Oh, because you are in the community, you're giving him a pass.' So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me."
     
    So she was mostly worried about achieving a balance where the fewest viewers would criticize her. Minimalization of Twitter outrage. "This is American Journalism in 2019."

    So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”

    She obviously chose the side she considered a “win.” Couldn’t she have split the difference between the two sides, as in not act like an overbearing prosecuting attorney, but also not like the guy’s big sister? Journalists were supposed to be able to do that, but now they openly take sides. Chuck Todd interviewing Jim Jordan on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” being another recent example.

    • Replies: @Anon
    I never watched the whole Robin Roberts Smollett interveiw: I have a low cringe/squeamishness threshold. But the bits I did see seemed pretty incriminating to me. I guess it depends what your preconceptions are. But when he went into the long thing about the ransom letter-like threat, "Did I fake that too?," it seemed so much like he was bringing up something she hadn't even asked or pushed about and put it up there himself thinking he was introducing evidence to support his side. But when he asked, "Did I fake that too?" I think a lot of people to whom it hadn't already occurred, like the people here, probably thought to themselves, "Good question. If one is fake, both probably are, Ockham's Razor."

    I think he also walked back the "MAGA country" thing, but I may be misremembering.

  42. @Peripatetic Commenter
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D02LOYyXcAA2kDO.jpg

    They gonna rework it as a comedy.

    Arab guy transitions to a black woman and starts smackin around people with her purse.

  43. @Anon

    The latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s real Hate Crimes Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

    Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
     
    The last three antisemitic hate crimes have been by two black guys and a 12-year-old. Before that we had the guy in Israel, and of course the one that was right out of Kolchak: The NIght Stalker, the incorporeal Jewish cemetary attacker who goes by the name "ground subsidence."

    It seems to me that university strings on trees, notes on windshields, and graffiti incidents have all bleen by blacks. The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved (although if they took the tape acrosss campus to David Reich, he might have been able to extract some DNA), so that one could be used.

    But realistically, the Smollett hoax was so high profile that I expect the show is dead and the topic will only show up in plots in SVU from time to time.


    Robin Roberts is talking about the Smollett interview in the Hollywood Reporter. She's a lesbian, which I didn't know.

    "He's saying that it was a hate crime," Roberts said. "So if I'm too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, 'Oh, you don't believe him.' If I'm too light on him, then it's like, 'Oh, because you are in the community, you're giving him a pass.' So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me."
     
    So she was mostly worried about achieving a balance where the fewest viewers would criticize her. Minimalization of Twitter outrage. "This is American Journalism in 2019."

    “The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved”

    The year before the hoax, BLM put gaffer’s tape over the faces of all the black professors that they felt weren’t offering BLM enough support. Consider this mystery solved.

  44. @Buzz Mohawk
    As the comments here already make clear, we can all see the flashing red light of falsehood in the statement, "... studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals..."

    This bald-faced false statement is one of those things that fit the Stupid and/or Evil Axiom:

    The people who are causing the ruination of America are either stupid or evil or both.

    No one of any intelligence could possibly make the statement that black people are overrepresented as criminals in shows like Law & Order and believe it, so those who do are either too dumb to understand how ridiculous they sound, or evil enough to spread such disinformation, or both stupid and evil.

    Since the small segment of Americans chosen to be overrepresented in the control of our entertainment industry are all automatically just assumed to be above average, we can only conclude that if they really are like the children of Lake Wobegon, then they are, by logical necessity, evil.

    Since I do not want to sound too anti-, I will just state right here that I do not assume that all of those people who run the entertainment industry and serve as our tastemasters are intelligent, and that I believe many are quite stupid and limited in their ability to surprise and to act in novel ways, and that therefore I will just assume that our cultural masters are stupid.

    You’re being far too generous assuming stupidity over evil in any case. What looks like stupidity is usually just instinctive, unconscious evil as supposed to rational, planned evil. Hanlon’s razor is wrong.

    The quasi-religious term ” evil” is much, much better at capturing that part of human nature than whatever the seculars have come up with.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    ... instinctive, unconscious evil as supposed to rational, planned evil.
     
    Indeed.

    Beavers appear smart when they build dams. (I watched some do it on the creek that ran through the valley I grew up in, and it was amazing: they made a structure that was easily between fifty and a hundred feet across that created a lake that had to more than half the size of a football field.) But they do it by instinct. It is a hard-wired program that gives their species an advantage.

    I have similarly watched people of so-called smart groups do essentially the same thing. The hallmark of "instinctive, unconscious" behavior that appears intelligent is its rigid lack of variation in differing situations. These people never do anything differently. They never surprise me.

  45. @Anon

    The latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s real Hate Crimes Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

    Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
     
    The last three antisemitic hate crimes have been by two black guys and a 12-year-old. Before that we had the guy in Israel, and of course the one that was right out of Kolchak: The NIght Stalker, the incorporeal Jewish cemetary attacker who goes by the name "ground subsidence."

    It seems to me that university strings on trees, notes on windshields, and graffiti incidents have all bleen by blacks. The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved (although if they took the tape acrosss campus to David Reich, he might have been able to extract some DNA), so that one could be used.

    But realistically, the Smollett hoax was so high profile that I expect the show is dead and the topic will only show up in plots in SVU from time to time.


    Robin Roberts is talking about the Smollett interview in the Hollywood Reporter. She's a lesbian, which I didn't know.

    "He's saying that it was a hate crime," Roberts said. "So if I'm too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, 'Oh, you don't believe him.' If I'm too light on him, then it's like, 'Oh, because you are in the community, you're giving him a pass.' So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me."
     
    So she was mostly worried about achieving a balance where the fewest viewers would criticize her. Minimalization of Twitter outrage. "This is American Journalism in 2019."

    “He’s saying that it was a hate crime,” Roberts said. “So if I’m too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, ‘Oh, you don’t believe him.’ If I’m too light on him, then it’s like, ‘Oh, because you are in the community, you’re giving him a pass.’ So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”

    We’ve finally found the real victim here.

  46. Sung to the tune of “Hats Off to (Roy) Harper” (Led Zeppelin):

    I ain’t no Eskimo
    Cain’t have no sex
    Cain’t have no sex
    Durin’ a polar vo’tex
    Must I, must I
    Must I fake a hate crime
    I done quit hollerin’ babe
    I believe I’ll fake a hate crime

    I paid them Nigerians
    Thirty-five hunnad dollars
    Must they beat me on down
    Must I holler
    Must I, must I
    Must I fake a hate crime
    I been mistreated, babe
    I believe I’ll fake a hate crime

    It’s a f–ked-up world
    No question ’bout that
    Get the noose and bleach
    Put on your MAGA hats
    Must I, etc.

    Gonna eat my sammich
    Lemme go to bed
    This Haterade done gone
    To my head
    Must I, etc.

  47. @Anonymous
    OT: Life in the current year

    https://preview.redd.it/jd96thbmjak21.png?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=ab6454c046792b8e6628617a8249f0f63658d1b0

    No woman as ugly as Pelosi is should be allowed to fill a role that puts her in the public eye.

    Please Odin, can I wake up from this nightmare now?

  48. @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    If you are a White Christian, the $SPLC, ADL, etc. hate you. If they could, they would do to you what their co-ethnics did to millions of White Christian Russians during the bolshevik revolution and in the years following (stalin was of course a first-class bastard, but at least some of the people he killed later on were themselves murdering scum of the aforementioned type and deserved it).

    But again, make no mistake, these people are not just your adversaries, they are your enemies.

    If you are a White Christian, the $SPLC, ADL, etc. hate you…

    You forgot their Semitic allies, CAIR.

    The present kerfuffle with Arabess Ilhan Omar is just window dressing.

  49. @Anonymous
    OT: Life in the current year

    https://preview.redd.it/jd96thbmjak21.png?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=ab6454c046792b8e6628617a8249f0f63658d1b0

    Yuk. Margarine vs melted butter.

  50. @Barnard
    I am reading that correctly. NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals? That can't be possible while being honest about the content of the show and criminal statistics.

    “NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals?”

    The entire hatestream media is a massive gaslighting ploy. The good news is Millennials, Gen-Z, and even much of Gen-X have unplugged from hatestream media sources. It’s mostly deluded baby boomers falling prey to the legacy media’s 24/7/365 gaslightling operation — and they are dying at a steady clip.

    Intelligent viewers haven’t been able to stomach L&O since 2005. I can only imagine the gaslighting drivel Wolf and company have expectorated since the Barry “if I had a son” Sotero administration.

  51. Dick Wolf’s seventh Law & Order show

    I thought this was “Dick Wolf”:

    • Replies: @Lot
    The image embed usually requires a standard URL and file name ending with jpg, png, or gif.

    If URLs are doubled up like in isteve.com/??;&38;$/unz.com/pic.jog it also fails.

    The most reliable method is to use imgur which doesn’t require emails or registration.
  52. @donut
    This would have been a great episode of SVU :

    https://www.dcclothesline.com/2019/03/05/video-lady-calls-police-after-dog-humps-her-dog-at-dog-park-sexual-assault/

    They just have to make the guy white of course .

    Dog parks are microcosms where hegemonic masculinist norms governing queering behavior and compulsory heterosexuality can be observed in a cross-species environment.

  53. Lot says:

    Surprisingly factual and non-woke article in the NYT:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/us/border-crossing-increase.html

    Number of migrant groups of 100 or more doing the “we want to be caught and do catch and release” went from 2 three years ago, then 13 two years ago, and 70 the past year.

    They are 90% from Guatemala and are now taking special express buses that get there in 4 days.

  54. I suggest Dick Wolfe and NBC pivot to an alternative proposal– Law and Order: Bunco Squad. Every week the tireless detectives of the NYPD and the implacable prosecutors of the Manhattan DA will penetrate and interrupt another ripped-from-the-headlines fraud case.

    They will pack the Graybar Hotel with the kind of bad guys who give America a bad name: a rich white neo-nazi landlord who buys his way onto the boards of Manhattan charities so he can redirect their grants from Jewish day schools to community food banks run by evangelical Christians; smarmy white confidence men who pour Two-Buck Chuck into old vintage wine bottles then sell it for outrageous prices to nouveau riche Manhattan Jews; a MAGA-hat-wearing white man who falls down stairs drunk but because he didn’t pay his Obamacare premium he tells the police he was attacked by Manhattan African-Americans in order to defraud the NYC Victim Compensation Fund for medical payments; a dolichocephalic white teenager who checks “Other” instead of “White” when answering the “Race” question on his CUNY admission application (and then writes in “Klingon,” which makes it a felony); a crooked white Christian real-estate agent who tells naïve Jewish immigrants that the apartment buildings he represents all have doors opening into the Manhattan eruv; and of course, the season’s highlight, a sociopathic white entrepreneur who sells poisonous skin-lightening cream diverted from a toxic-waste dump in China to Manhattan African-Americans, causing the deaths of two little girls– see, even the Bunco Squad solves murders on occasion.

    • LOL: BB753, Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    How about Law and Order: City Accountants? Each week, tireless bespectacled spreadsheet-wielding police accountants calculate the costs to the city taxpayer of investigating sidewalk chalk vandalism.
  55. @Almost Missouri

    "Who watches these shows, anyway?"
     
    I know a young woman who watches Law & Order Special Victims Unit religiously. She has all the DVDs too.

    Oh, also she's mentally handicapped.

    That's not my judgement; she has an official diagnosis.

    I don't know anyone with a three-digit IQ who watches it. But that leaves about the half the country still to watch it. I suspect L&O is a significant part of the prolefeed, which is why its production is so important to the media class.

    My employment takes me to a home for the mentally handicapped once a fortnight and this is exactly my experience. The people that guilelessly watch regular soaps such as these often have learning difficulties.

  56. Wouldn’t it be more fun to have Law & Order: Hate Hoax Victims?

    I’d argue that there are plenty of hate hoaxes, so it shouldn’t be that difficult to fill out a season. They seem to be on the increase, if anything, so the longevity of the new series shouldn’t be in doubt.

    The fun part for Leftists would be at the end, when the show would twist it around to make the perpetrator of the hoax into an actual victim, just like they long to do in real life.

    Did you see that L&O: HHV episode about the girl in the hijab who told the police that a white supremacist in a MAGA hat pulled her hijab off and mocked her? And then it turned out that she made it up? Just imagine her pain and suffering, that she would go through the embarrassment of getting all that attention, and then confessing that she faked it, and then getting all the attention again?

  57. @Barnard
    I am reading that correctly. NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals? That can't be possible while being honest about the content of the show and criminal statistics.

    You missed their little, designed to be overlooked, get out of jail free card:

    “You know, I’ve seen some studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals and victims ”

    Victims, dear boy, victims.

  58. @Veracitor
    I suggest Dick Wolfe and NBC pivot to an alternative proposal-- Law and Order: Bunco Squad. Every week the tireless detectives of the NYPD and the implacable prosecutors of the Manhattan DA will penetrate and interrupt another ripped-from-the-headlines fraud case.

    They will pack the Graybar Hotel with the kind of bad guys who give America a bad name: a rich white neo-nazi landlord who buys his way onto the boards of Manhattan charities so he can redirect their grants from Jewish day schools to community food banks run by evangelical Christians; smarmy white confidence men who pour Two-Buck Chuck into old vintage wine bottles then sell it for outrageous prices to nouveau riche Manhattan Jews; a MAGA-hat-wearing white man who falls down stairs drunk but because he didn't pay his Obamacare premium he tells the police he was attacked by Manhattan African-Americans in order to defraud the NYC Victim Compensation Fund for medical payments; a dolichocephalic white teenager who checks "Other" instead of "White" when answering the "Race" question on his CUNY admission application (and then writes in "Klingon," which makes it a felony); a crooked white Christian real-estate agent who tells naïve Jewish immigrants that the apartment buildings he represents all have doors opening into the Manhattan eruv; and of course, the season's highlight, a sociopathic white entrepreneur who sells poisonous skin-lightening cream diverted from a toxic-waste dump in China to Manhattan African-Americans, causing the deaths of two little girls-- see, even the Bunco Squad solves murders on occasion.

    How about Law and Order: City Accountants? Each week, tireless bespectacled spreadsheet-wielding police accountants calculate the costs to the city taxpayer of investigating sidewalk chalk vandalism.

  59. I predict there will be no fresh Jussie news for months as a trial or plea bargain is considered. Jussie will be 100% silent though his lawyers might say something. .

    • Replies: @David In TN
    The "fresh Jussie news" is slowing down. Months to a year from now there'll likely be a plea bargain with no jail time and we'll never hear of it again.
  60. And in Denver, not suspicious at all.

    DENVER — City officials are sounding off after a Denver home was tagged with racist graffiti over the weekend.
    Despite several offers to clean it up, the homeowners said they want the spray-paint to stay, for now. That’s because they want to spark a conversation on the roots of racism.

    “It just shakes up your reality,” victim, Devin Meade said.

    The “n word” is scrawled in blue paint. There’s a cartoon images of a lynching. All of this covers a home on Fillmore Street in the Clayton Neighborhood of Denver.

    Of course there receiving an outpouring of sympathy. Maybe it’s “munchausen by hate crime”
    https://kdvr.com/2019/03/05/owners-of-denver-home-tagged-with-racist-graffiti-hope-to-create-teachable-moment/

    • Replies: @Reginald Maplethorp
    You beat me to it. Great hoax brewing.

    My favorite parts were the mention of Emmett Till, the statement by an ADL spokesman, and the mention that the "community leader" quoted in the article also had property defaced recently: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/30/whittier-cafe-racist-graffiti/

    Denver crackles with iSteve energy!
  61. Anon[293] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor
    (((Wolf))), (((Shapiro))), wow, only 2% of the population and they just turn up as the creators of this virulently anti-)))White((( show, what are the odds?

    Wolf was raised Lutheran, his non-Jewish mother’s religion. He thinks/assumes that his father was Jewish, but he’s not sure because his father never spoke of it. They apparently didn’t have much contact with the father’s family and Wolf never tried to look into his father’s family background.

    Maybe his father’s family disowned him when he married a Lutheran girl?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Catholic, but posh Catholic - Upper East Side, private school, etc.
  62. We should do a parody – “who & whom: hate crimes” or something. Could at least get a miniseries out of real cases

  63. @Reg Cæsar

    Dick Wolf’s seventh Law & Order show
     
    I thought this was "Dick Wolf":


    https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/vxylcdE9KSv0RRNHxwEPPcdaz1I=/0x0:2594x3000/920x613/filters:focal(1807x804:2221x1218):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/59843725/962336826.jpg.1527193364.jpg

    The image embed usually requires a standard URL and file name ending with jpg, png, or gif.

    If URLs are doubled up like in isteve.com/??;&38;$/unz.com/pic.jog it also fails.

    The most reliable method is to use imgur which doesn’t require emails or registration.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The image embed usually requires a standard URL and file name ending with jpg, png, or gif.

    If URLs are doubled up like in isteve.com/??;&38;$/unz.com/pic.jog it also fails.
     
    You didn't want to see it anyway.
  64. @Anon

    The latest Law & Order installment is based on New York’s real Hate Crimes Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, works under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations.

    Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
     
    The last three antisemitic hate crimes have been by two black guys and a 12-year-old. Before that we had the guy in Israel, and of course the one that was right out of Kolchak: The NIght Stalker, the incorporeal Jewish cemetary attacker who goes by the name "ground subsidence."

    It seems to me that university strings on trees, notes on windshields, and graffiti incidents have all bleen by blacks. The Harvard tape on black portrait photos incident was never solved (although if they took the tape acrosss campus to David Reich, he might have been able to extract some DNA), so that one could be used.

    But realistically, the Smollett hoax was so high profile that I expect the show is dead and the topic will only show up in plots in SVU from time to time.


    Robin Roberts is talking about the Smollett interview in the Hollywood Reporter. She's a lesbian, which I didn't know.

    "He's saying that it was a hate crime," Roberts said. "So if I'm too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, 'Oh, you don't believe him.' If I'm too light on him, then it's like, 'Oh, because you are in the community, you're giving him a pass.' So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me."
     
    So she was mostly worried about achieving a balance where the fewest viewers would criticize her. Minimalization of Twitter outrage. "This is American Journalism in 2019."

    “This is American Journalism in 2019.”

    Yep.

  65. @donut
    This would have been a great episode of SVU :

    https://www.dcclothesline.com/2019/03/05/video-lady-calls-police-after-dog-humps-her-dog-at-dog-park-sexual-assault/

    They just have to make the guy white of course .
  66. @Reg Cæsar


    they overrepresent black people as criminals and victims and underrepresent women
     
    But Jossie Smollett threw a wrench in the works.
     
    Not necessarily. This flamboyant mulatto is good first step in balancing representation.

    Jussie in State Penitentiary sounds like a promising reality show, too.

    Jussie in State Penitentiary sounds like a promising reality show, too.

    Nah, it would be X-rated.

  67. @Almost Missouri

    "Who watches these shows, anyway?"
     
    I know a young woman who watches Law & Order Special Victims Unit religiously. She has all the DVDs too.

    Oh, also she's mentally handicapped.

    That's not my judgement; she has an official diagnosis.

    I don't know anyone with a three-digit IQ who watches it. But that leaves about the half the country still to watch it. I suspect L&O is a significant part of the prolefeed, which is why its production is so important to the media class.

    Well, Steve seems to know all about it so he must watch it. But then, that’s his job.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Does he? Like the rest of us, he is aware of its existence, but I don't recall him detailing any episodes.

    I appreciate that Steve delves into the NYT's pseudo-journalism that is beyond my disgust threshold, but asking him to review SVU would be a bridge too far.

  68. The way I read this is that Law&Order is worried their “hate crimes” will get debunked. Not before the first-run episodes air but shortly thereafter. Which will (1) embarrass the organization and (2) cut into revenue from reruns.

    It’s one thing to list “hate crimes” on the SPLC web site or even the Times’ pahe that was the subject of Steve’s recent piece at takimag. It’s quite another to give them the kind of high-profile exposure tbat will attract the serious interest of determined debunkers.

    Magnifying that problem, to make for good TV, these will have to be fairly spectacular hate crimes, and I suspect those are even more likely to be false.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    I wonder if producers are questioning/considering the idea of copycats and/or hoaxes inspired by the show (or heaven forbid, watering-down the idea of what constitutes a hare crime).

    When L&O started, it was "ripped from the headlines" in a number of cases, but there were other crimes--a man kidnapped, drugged and a kidney surgically removed for a transplant, then left on a Central Park bench to awaken--that could only be described as bizarre, though engrossing drama.

    Spray painting swastikas and other mischief worthy of "hate crime," as opposed to the typical occurrence of violent crime would lose the audience after a few shows. One does't envision gripping drama of the detection of "who chalked the playground," "who put electrical tape over the face of the professors' photos in the law school."

    What triggering incidents would incite cries of hate crime? What juvenile pranks would be inspired so as to cause turmoil? Covered in a white blanket to simulate KKK, Halloween costumes, et al.

    I think you can be sure the antics of Antifa won't be appearing in an episode.
  69. Anonymous[471] • Disclaimer says:

    OT
    Newport Beach teenagers play beer pong-“Alcoholocaust” (not the 1st time)
    ============================

    In August 2017, students at Atlanta’s Lovett School shared photos on social media of a beer pong game they called “Jews vs. Nazis,” in which one team’s Solo cups were arranged in a swastika, the other side’s in a Star of David, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. In that case, one student was expelled and others were suspended. Vice reported that students called the game “Alcoholocaust,” a portmanteau that suggests a level of knowledge such that its creators would know that the Holocaust was not a war between Jews and Nazis, but a genocide.

    Two months after the Lovett School scandal, students at the all-girls Catholic St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, shared photos of red Solo cups arranged in the shape of a swastika. One such photo was captioned “Girls Night.” St. Teresa’s did not divulge what consequences, if any, the group of students faced, the Jerusalem Post reported.

    Those students were not the first to play the game, also known less wittily as “Holocaust Pong.” In spring of 2016, students at a public high school in Princeton, New Jersey, documented themselves playing the game, which included moves like “The Anne Frank.” The move allowed the “Jewish” team to hide one of their cups, until near the end of the duration of the game, the Forward reported at the time.

    In 2014, students at Cape Coral High School in Florida shared images on social media of themselves playing the same game, using red Solo cups.

    Instructions for the game surfaced on Reddit in 2013 and 2012. The website The Daily Dot found tweets about the game going back as far as 2011. That date also marks the year Snapchat was launched and the beginning of what would become the dominance of Twitter — it’s possible that Nazis vs. Jews beer pong games date back earlier, but were documented and spread with the rise of social media.

    Reddit instructions for the game suggest that its inventors take a selective view of history — the “Nazi” team opens with “‘blitzkreig,’ and each player on the Nazis shoots until they miss, but this is only allowed for the first volley.” Both teams have thirty cups and three players, as if European Jews were also a well organized politically fascist and military entity bent on genocide.

    “My Jewish friends actually love this game haha,” the original poster wrote.

    In the case of the Nazi beer pong-playing high schoolers in Newport Beach, Princeton, and Atlanta, their communities are wealthy, heavily educated, and have large Jewish populations.

    Read more: https://forward.com/schmooze/420300/solo-would-prefer-that-you-not-make-swastikas-with-their-cups/

  70. @Buffalo Joe
    Barnard, Watch the reality TV series, "The First 48 Hours" about actual homicide investigations. Memphis cancelled their participation because almost all of the murderers were black, but hey, that's the reality part of their crime scene.

    In fairness, almost all the population of Memphis is black.

    Memphrica is a common sobriquet for the place.

    Even if white people were astronomically more homicidal than black people, it would to find white murderers among a group of black people. What were the producers to do?

  71. @Dieter Kief

    So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”
     
    The zeitgeist is so much in favor of the market-character (Erich Fromm) that Robin Roberts doesn't even consider any more that there's something beyond the market - like the truth, or putting things right.

    Queen Latifah says she is standing by Jussie Smollett until she sees ‘definitive’ proof

    Either she’s crazy or she just wanted her name in the news this week. Or both.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6773765/Queen-Latifah-says-standing-Jussie-Smollett.html

  72. @Olorin
    >NPR
    >honest

    I rarely read Naked Capitalism anymore, but this was a nice methodological-analysis piece.

    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/lee-camp-create-nprs-propaganda-seen-hit-piece.html

    I love the coding jokes around here. More coding jokes. Say, maybe the Derb could have an occassional feature making them.

  73. @Almost Missouri

    "Who watches these shows, anyway?"
     
    I know a young woman who watches Law & Order Special Victims Unit religiously. She has all the DVDs too.

    Oh, also she's mentally handicapped.

    That's not my judgement; she has an official diagnosis.

    I don't know anyone with a three-digit IQ who watches it. But that leaves about the half the country still to watch it. I suspect L&O is a significant part of the prolefeed, which is why its production is so important to the media class.

    My liberal boomer stepdad watches it religiously. Lots of liberal boomers need that world to be real or their whole identity/status collapses. Also makes him feel like a tough guy.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Yep. A lot of people here figure that if they never partake of MSM entertainment/propaganda that must mean most people don't. But most people do. Like a religion. Very much like a religion.
  74. Could it be that in the course of doing research to assemble material for this show, Law&Order’s writers discovered that one after another of their incidents turned out to be fake?

    If they had some integrity, they’d write a follow-up to Steve’s recent takimag piece! https://www.takimag.com/article/the-21-club/

  75. @Buzz Mohawk
    As the comments here already make clear, we can all see the flashing red light of falsehood in the statement, "... studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals..."

    This bald-faced false statement is one of those things that fit the Stupid and/or Evil Axiom:

    The people who are causing the ruination of America are either stupid or evil or both.

    No one of any intelligence could possibly make the statement that black people are overrepresented as criminals in shows like Law & Order and believe it, so those who do are either too dumb to understand how ridiculous they sound, or evil enough to spread such disinformation, or both stupid and evil.

    Since the small segment of Americans chosen to be overrepresented in the control of our entertainment industry are all automatically just assumed to be above average, we can only conclude that if they really are like the children of Lake Wobegon, then they are, by logical necessity, evil.

    Since I do not want to sound too anti-, I will just state right here that I do not assume that all of those people who run the entertainment industry and serve as our tastemasters are intelligent, and that I believe many are quite stupid and limited in their ability to surprise and to act in novel ways, and that therefore I will just assume that our cultural masters are stupid.

    I take your point, and will say I’ve known seemingly smart sober adults who believe that crime perpetrators are roughly evenly distributed by race throughout the population. They won’t hear of it that blacks commit about 50% of the violent crime in the country. They just know that all people are equally evil (and equally good), and blacks couldn’t be anymore overly prone to crime than whites. This is what they believe.

    I’d often wondered how so many can avoid the cognitive dissonance that accompanies the discomfort of facts that conflict with such beliefs. It appears to be a kind of practiced ignorance. They made a decision about their belief, and any new information causes chaos and confusion, so it is dispensed with as irrelevant, immaterial, unimportant.

    As I regularly say, facts inconvenient to The Narrative will be ignored.

    A final thought regarding the “entertainment” industry. The television audience for regular installments of black-on-black violent crime associated with turf wars, protection/extortion, drug dealing, personal insults and intimidation, drunk and on a rampage, etc., that typifies police reports is going to be quite small. Furthermore, the black perp/white victim at 10X the white perp/black victim is an authenticity clearly meeting the definition of a hatefact that won’t see the light of day.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    "They just know that all people are equally evil (and equally good) and blacks couldn't be anymore overtly prone to crime than whites. This is what they believe."

    It's what they PROFESS to believe. At some level they know better. After all, such people make their homes in the whitest area they can. I have friends and relatives just like the people I'm describing.
  76. @peterike
    Probably delayed because the script of every episode featured MAGA hat wearing white men beating up persons of color.

    Delayed is right..they’ll be right back to it as usual before too long.

  77. @Desiderius
    My liberal boomer stepdad watches it religiously. Lots of liberal boomers need that world to be real or their whole identity/status collapses. Also makes him feel like a tough guy.

    Yep. A lot of people here figure that if they never partake of MSM entertainment/propaganda that must mean most people don’t. But most people do. Like a religion. Very much like a religion.

    • Replies: @MB
    TV is the opiate of the masses.
    TV news is the opiate of the (wannabe) intellectuals.
  78. @Buzz Mohawk
    As the comments here already make clear, we can all see the flashing red light of falsehood in the statement, "... studies that indicate that maybe they overrepresent black people as criminals..."

    This bald-faced false statement is one of those things that fit the Stupid and/or Evil Axiom:

    The people who are causing the ruination of America are either stupid or evil or both.

    No one of any intelligence could possibly make the statement that black people are overrepresented as criminals in shows like Law & Order and believe it, so those who do are either too dumb to understand how ridiculous they sound, or evil enough to spread such disinformation, or both stupid and evil.

    Since the small segment of Americans chosen to be overrepresented in the control of our entertainment industry are all automatically just assumed to be above average, we can only conclude that if they really are like the children of Lake Wobegon, then they are, by logical necessity, evil.

    Since I do not want to sound too anti-, I will just state right here that I do not assume that all of those people who run the entertainment industry and serve as our tastemasters are intelligent, and that I believe many are quite stupid and limited in their ability to surprise and to act in novel ways, and that therefore I will just assume that our cultural masters are stupid.

    No one of any intelligence could possibly make the statement that black people are overrepresented as criminals in shows like Law & Order and believe it, so those who do are either too dumb to understand how ridiculous they sound, or evil enough to spread such disinformation, or both stupid and evil.

    They’re not stupid. They know exactly what they’re doing. So do we. Trouble is, they’re 2% of the population and we’re maybe one percent–two? three? The vast majority of the population haven’t a clue.

    I don’t know anyone with a three-digit IQ who watches it. But that leaves about the half the country still to watch it.

    The Pauline Kael fallacy. You don’t know either half of the country. You’re extrapolating wildly from the people whom you choose to know. Lots of (otherwise) intelligent people drink the Kool-Aid.

  79. “We saw rich people escaping justice even when they were guilty.”
    We used to watch the program in its early years before becoming exasperated at the disconnection from reality. Every guilty person was White and often a Wall Street hedge fund manager in a three piece suit who had an extremely WASPy name to make sure no one in the audience commits Crimethink . NONE of those rich people escaped justice. In some cases L&O took a real crime that was committed by a poor person of color, and re-wrote the criminal as a well to do White.
    This NPR piece is more proof: Being a Progressive means living in your very own version of reality which is much more comforting than the real one.

  80. @Anonymous
    OT: Life in the current year

    https://preview.redd.it/jd96thbmjak21.png?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=ab6454c046792b8e6628617a8249f0f63658d1b0

    How many Resolutions Condemning Anti-Semitism does Humanity really need?

    Meanwhile, via Times of Israel:

    Local officials and others spoke out against anti-Semitism Saturday after a memorial marking the site of Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue, destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, was apparently vandalized.

    “Once again, enough is enough,” mayor Roland Ries wrote on Facebook Saturday before heading to the memorial.

    If you read the above three times, it becomes vaguely slapstick-y and funny. Something you might find in the parts called “The Happening World” of the dystopian novel Stand on Zanzibar.

    “The Happening World”: These chapters consist of collage-like collections of short, sometimes single-sentence, descriptive passages. The intent is to capture the vibrant, noisy, and often ephemeral situations arising in the novel’s world. At least one chapter of the narrative, a party where most of the characters meet and where the plot makes a significant shift in direction, is presented in this way.

    And also:

    ‘Radicalized’ French inmate brutally stabs 2 prison guards, wife dies as police siege ends in arrest

    The prisoner had been with his wife in a visiting room at the high-security facility on Tuesday when the 27-year-old stabbed two guards with a ceramic knife, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” prison staff told AFP. The prisoner then retreated into another room and locked himself in with his wife, beginning a standoff with police lasting several hours.

    “It was truly a murder attempt. There was blood everywhere. The family-visiting unit was a battle scene,” a member of the prison staff said. Despite the apparent severity of the attack, the victims’ injuries turned out to be non-life threatening, and no hostages have been taken.

    The prisoner is currently serving a 30-year sentence for armed robbery, fatal kidnapping and “glorifying terrorism.” According to local media, the man was in jail in connection with the death of an 89-year-old holocaust survivor.

    French dystopian comics of 20 years ago come to mind.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    Anti-Semitic flap around Strasbourg continues:

    Swastikas left at former synagogue, kindergarten in eastern France -- Strasbourg mayor says not a day goes by with [without?] an anti-Semitic incident, days [?] after memorial for synagogue destroyed by Nazis toppled

    Swastikas were discovered Monday on the door and facade of a building in the town of Mommenheim that formerly held a synagogue and has Hebrew lettering etched above its doorway. The building now houses a sports facility.

    In nearby Strasbourg, a piece of cardboard with an anti-Semitic message and a swastika was left in front of the staff entrance of a public kindergarten.

    [that's rather more decent than spray-painting]

    Officials have blamed the rise of the economic yellow vest protests for some of the anti-Semitic surge.
     
    (According to a comment to the Mayor's tweet, attacks against churches are up and no-one cares about that in any particular way whatsoever)

    https://twitter.com/Roland_Ries/status/1102509838544879616/photo/1
  81. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    So, you know, I know the new “Law & Order” show’s going to focus on exploring issues of race and culture. I just hope they do it in an authentic way.
     
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AJ_91EXB8wA/XD-NoN2P-8I/AAAAAAAAI_I/FduwMuH4UQ85KiV_RE5dDRlqdObzKoIWACLcBGAs/s1600/gillette3.JPG

    https://media.gq.com/photos/5c3e20235a4fac5b320a564b/16:9/w_1280,c_limit/Gillette-New-Ad-GQ-2019-011519-Lede.jpg

    Thank God we have Righteous Black Men to keep us in line.

    The [MSM] is trying to teach us that without their Shock Troops to manage us, we’d be entirely devoid of Virtue. And to teach white women that these Shock Troops are their best and only protectors from the real enemy: white men.

    The sad part is how many white people buy into this. Because Propaganda.

  82. Speaking of this guy and other tv shows, I’m surprised no one has yet mentioned the odd parallels between Jussie, the simpleminded half-black actor on a Fox tv show who blamed white guys after staging his own “lynching”, and Juice, the simpleminded half-black character on an F/X tv show who frames a white guy for a crime before attempting to hang himself.

  83. @International Jew
    The way I read this is that Law&Order is worried their "hate crimes" will get debunked. Not before the first-run episodes air but shortly thereafter. Which will (1) embarrass the organization and (2) cut into revenue from reruns.

    It's one thing to list "hate crimes" on the SPLC web site or even the Times' pahe that was the subject of Steve's recent piece at takimag. It's quite another to give them the kind of high-profile exposure tbat will attract the serious interest of determined debunkers.

    Magnifying that problem, to make for good TV, these will have to be fairly spectacular hate crimes, and I suspect those are even more likely to be false.

    I wonder if producers are questioning/considering the idea of copycats and/or hoaxes inspired by the show (or heaven forbid, watering-down the idea of what constitutes a hare crime).

    When L&O started, it was “ripped from the headlines” in a number of cases, but there were other crimes–a man kidnapped, drugged and a kidney surgically removed for a transplant, then left on a Central Park bench to awaken–that could only be described as bizarre, though engrossing drama.

    Spray painting swastikas and other mischief worthy of “hate crime,” as opposed to the typical occurrence of violent crime would lose the audience after a few shows. One does’t envision gripping drama of the detection of “who chalked the playground,” “who put electrical tape over the face of the professors’ photos in the law school.”

    What triggering incidents would incite cries of hate crime? What juvenile pranks would be inspired so as to cause turmoil? Covered in a white blanket to simulate KKK, Halloween costumes, et al.

    I think you can be sure the antics of Antifa won’t be appearing in an episode.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    This is a good point: it's a hell of a lot easier to draw a swastika than to remove a jogger's organs. Or, for some people it is.
    , @International Jew
    Well, what you're saying is that most hate crimes, even real ones, are rather trivial incidents in the greater scheme of things. And of course you're right.

    Where I disagree is where you speculate about concern over copycat hate crimes. I doubt there's any such concern. Because to hate crime racketeers, hate crimes are a good thing; they bring in donations and generate publicity. And at low cost as the harm, if any, is as we agree trivial.

  84. I once sat through near a week of L&O (which was re-run, four episodes back to back, by a channel I have forgotten the name of). Around the same time I had found a few true crime article sites. Unscientifically but seriously I started comparing the stories on L&O to true crime accounts of the actual stories they were based on. In every case they were trashed, and it was always in favor of coddled minorities and to the detriment of whites. There was one exceptional episode where they did talk about a pedophile rabbi, and shomrim protecting their community instead of protecting the community. A lot of the fictionalization was aggravating because, beyond the self-explanatory anti-white agenda, it did not appear to serve a purpose, or had the effect of weakening the story. A certain amount of it was necessary to protect the innocent or wrap things up quickly, but anyone looking to L&O to accurately represent anything is mistaken.

  85. @Forbes
    I wonder if producers are questioning/considering the idea of copycats and/or hoaxes inspired by the show (or heaven forbid, watering-down the idea of what constitutes a hare crime).

    When L&O started, it was "ripped from the headlines" in a number of cases, but there were other crimes--a man kidnapped, drugged and a kidney surgically removed for a transplant, then left on a Central Park bench to awaken--that could only be described as bizarre, though engrossing drama.

    Spray painting swastikas and other mischief worthy of "hate crime," as opposed to the typical occurrence of violent crime would lose the audience after a few shows. One does't envision gripping drama of the detection of "who chalked the playground," "who put electrical tape over the face of the professors' photos in the law school."

    What triggering incidents would incite cries of hate crime? What juvenile pranks would be inspired so as to cause turmoil? Covered in a white blanket to simulate KKK, Halloween costumes, et al.

    I think you can be sure the antics of Antifa won't be appearing in an episode.

    This is a good point: it’s a hell of a lot easier to draw a swastika than to remove a jogger’s organs. Or, for some people it is.

  86. @International Jew
    Well, Steve seems to know all about it so he must watch it. But then, that's his job.

    Does he? Like the rest of us, he is aware of its existence, but I don’t recall him detailing any episodes.

    I appreciate that Steve delves into the NYT‘s pseudo-journalism that is beyond my disgust threshold, but asking him to review SVU would be a bridge too far.

  87. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Steve, what do you think of Park MacDougald? What’s his deal? In New York Magazine he co-wrote that profile of you a couple of years ago (“Sailer, once made a pariah by mainstream conservatives, has quietly become one of the most influential thinkers on the American right”), and has profiled Peter Thiel, Milo, Jordan Peterson, and Wesley Yang in the same magazine. He’s written about nationalism and the Alt-right, and he just reviewed Whiteshift by Eric Kaufmann.

    He seems intimately familiar with the right, but manages not to set off any smoke alarms among the progressives who read his stuff.

  88. @Svigor
    (((Wolf))), (((Shapiro))), wow, only 2% of the population and they just turn up as the creators of this virulently anti-)))White((( show, what are the odds?

    Dick Wolf was an altar boy, so not Jewish, unless he’s the first Jewish altar boy since Isaac. Also, the execrable Michelle Wolf isn’t Jewish either, and thank Yahweh for that.

    Among the predisposed, type 1 errors abound in this area.

  89. @El Dato
    How many Resolutions Condemning Anti-Semitism does Humanity really need?

    Meanwhile, via Times of Israel:


    Local officials and others spoke out against anti-Semitism Saturday after a memorial marking the site of Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue, destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, was apparently vandalized.

    “Once again, enough is enough,” mayor Roland Ries wrote on Facebook Saturday before heading to the memorial.
     

    If you read the above three times, it becomes vaguely slapstick-y and funny. Something you might find in the parts called "The Happening World" of the dystopian novel Stand on Zanzibar.

    "The Happening World": These chapters consist of collage-like collections of short, sometimes single-sentence, descriptive passages. The intent is to capture the vibrant, noisy, and often ephemeral situations arising in the novel's world. At least one chapter of the narrative, a party where most of the characters meet and where the plot makes a significant shift in direction, is presented in this way.

    And also:

    ‘Radicalized’ French inmate brutally stabs 2 prison guards, wife dies as police siege ends in arrest

    The prisoner had been with his wife in a visiting room at the high-security facility on Tuesday when the 27-year-old stabbed two guards with a ceramic knife, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” prison staff told AFP. The prisoner then retreated into another room and locked himself in with his wife, beginning a standoff with police lasting several hours.

    “It was truly a murder attempt. There was blood everywhere. The family-visiting unit was a battle scene,” a member of the prison staff said. Despite the apparent severity of the attack, the victims’ injuries turned out to be non-life threatening, and no hostages have been taken.

    The prisoner is currently serving a 30-year sentence for armed robbery, fatal kidnapping and “glorifying terrorism.” According to local media, the man was in jail in connection with the death of an 89-year-old holocaust survivor.
     

    French dystopian comics of 20 years ago come to mind.

    Anti-Semitic flap around Strasbourg continues:

    Swastikas left at former synagogue, kindergarten in eastern France — Strasbourg mayor says not a day goes by with [without?] an anti-Semitic incident, days [?] after memorial for synagogue destroyed by Nazis toppled

    Swastikas were discovered Monday on the door and facade of a building in the town of Mommenheim that formerly held a synagogue and has Hebrew lettering etched above its doorway. The building now houses a sports facility.

    In nearby Strasbourg, a piece of cardboard with an anti-Semitic message and a swastika was left in front of the staff entrance of a public kindergarten.

    [that’s rather more decent than spray-painting]

    Officials have blamed the rise of the economic yellow vest protests for some of the anti-Semitic surge.

    (According to a comment to the Mayor’s tweet, attacks against churches are up and no-one cares about that in any particular way whatsoever)

    https://twitter.com/Roland_Ries/status/1102509838544879616/photo/1

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Ah yes, the sinister yellow jackets that plot to eclipse Jupiter, and not, say, the huge numbers of Jew-hating Muslims, or bored teenagers doing midnight pranks. The reflective vests allow the evil anti-Semites to blend seamlessly into their surroundings. They are the ninjas of France.
    , @Trevor H.

    [that’s rather more decent than spray-painting]
     
    Chalk drawings on pavement are the 'Nazi' Snapchat.
  90. This Captain Marvel movie may represent a point at which denizens of the lyingpress acknowledged that Social Justice Hollywood is a dumb idea and can never be as entertaining as Hollywood. Kyle Smith of National Review (fear not, link to Yahoo) sounds like he could be from the dark murdering alt-right armies whose only honor is atrocity, which NR prides itself on looking down upon:

    Captain Marvel might be the first blockbuster movie whose animating idea is fear. Every page of the script betrays terror of what people might say about the film on social media. Give Carol Danvers a love interest? Eek! No, women can’t be defined by the men in their lives! Make her vulnerable? OMG, no, that’s crazy. Feminine? What century are you from if you think females should be feminine? Toward the end of the movie, when a villain preparing for an epic confrontation with Carol, the fighter pilot turned Superwoman, chides her that she will fail because she can’t control her emotions, there is no tension whatsoever. We’ve just spent two hours watching her be utterly unfazed by anything. Giving Carol actual emotions would, of course, lead to at least 27 people calling the film misogynist on Twitter, and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are petrified of that.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/captain-mary-sue-171201653.html
    This is not as dramatic as the progressive female critic who tweeted, “We got Ghostbustered,” but it’s still another in a growing chorus of mainsteam or respectable people allowing themselves to admit that monotonous propaganda makes for awful escapism.
    https://postimg.cc/zHHSGG2p

  91. @bomag

    So, you know, I know the new “Law & Order” show’s going to focus on exploring issues of race and culture.
     
    LOL

    What a novel idea!

    The media's been on an asymptotic increase of exploring "race and culture" since the "60s. I'm wondering if they will ever draw any conclusions and move on to something else.

    ‘…I’m wondering if they will ever draw any conclusions and move on to something else.’

    …not until reality finally behaves and conforms to their preferences.

  92. @Olorin
    >NPR
    >honest

    I rarely read Naked Capitalism anymore, but this was a nice methodological-analysis piece.

    https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/12/lee-camp-create-nprs-propaganda-seen-hit-piece.html

    That was fantastic, I have to check out this Lee Camp guy. A lot of what he says here is stuff I notice — NPR spends an enormous amount of time signalling approval or disapproval with tone of voice and teenage snark.

  93. @Peripatetic Commenter
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D02LOYyXcAA2kDO.jpg

    Priceless.
    Do tell KTel.

  94. Blacks are over represented on Law and Order on the law side only. Most episodes of that wretched show should be on SyFy for the utter fantasy that occurs week to week.

  95. @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    If you are a White Christian, the $SPLC, ADL, etc. hate you. If they could, they would do to you what their co-ethnics did to millions of White Christian Russians during the bolshevik revolution and in the years following (stalin was of course a first-class bastard, but at least some of the people he killed later on were themselves murdering scum of the aforementioned type and deserved it).

    But again, make no mistake, these people are not just your adversaries, they are your enemies.

    You’re not trying to tell me that instead of “stop breeding”, AOccasional Cortex really meant to say, “Stop breathing” are you?

    Man, what a hater.

  96. @Mr McKenna
    Yep. A lot of people here figure that if they never partake of MSM entertainment/propaganda that must mean most people don't. But most people do. Like a religion. Very much like a religion.

    TV is the opiate of the masses.
    TV news is the opiate of the (wannabe) intellectuals.

  97. @El Dato
    Anti-Semitic flap around Strasbourg continues:

    Swastikas left at former synagogue, kindergarten in eastern France -- Strasbourg mayor says not a day goes by with [without?] an anti-Semitic incident, days [?] after memorial for synagogue destroyed by Nazis toppled

    Swastikas were discovered Monday on the door and facade of a building in the town of Mommenheim that formerly held a synagogue and has Hebrew lettering etched above its doorway. The building now houses a sports facility.

    In nearby Strasbourg, a piece of cardboard with an anti-Semitic message and a swastika was left in front of the staff entrance of a public kindergarten.

    [that's rather more decent than spray-painting]

    Officials have blamed the rise of the economic yellow vest protests for some of the anti-Semitic surge.
     
    (According to a comment to the Mayor's tweet, attacks against churches are up and no-one cares about that in any particular way whatsoever)

    https://twitter.com/Roland_Ries/status/1102509838544879616/photo/1

    Ah yes, the sinister yellow jackets that plot to eclipse Jupiter, and not, say, the huge numbers of Jew-hating Muslims, or bored teenagers doing midnight pranks. The reflective vests allow the evil anti-Semites to blend seamlessly into their surroundings. They are the ninjas of France.

  98. @Lot
    The image embed usually requires a standard URL and file name ending with jpg, png, or gif.

    If URLs are doubled up like in isteve.com/??;&38;$/unz.com/pic.jog it also fails.

    The most reliable method is to use imgur which doesn’t require emails or registration.

    The image embed usually requires a standard URL and file name ending with jpg, png, or gif.

    If URLs are doubled up like in isteve.com/??;&38;$/unz.com/pic.jog it also fails.

    You didn’t want to see it anyway.

  99. @BB753
    Jussie might derail the whole Dem presidential campaign as well. He's a bloody genius.

    Derail it? He might be on the ticket.

    • Replies: @BB753
    As he should be!
  100. @JimB
    The hits just keep coming.

    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/5/hate-crime-against-sc-mayor-turns-out-be-pollen-po/

    Thanks.

  101. But Jossie Smollett threw a wrench in the works.
    ——.
    But not a monkey wrench, please ….

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    No, of course not, he's more of a bent spanner.
  102. @Forbes
    I wonder if producers are questioning/considering the idea of copycats and/or hoaxes inspired by the show (or heaven forbid, watering-down the idea of what constitutes a hare crime).

    When L&O started, it was "ripped from the headlines" in a number of cases, but there were other crimes--a man kidnapped, drugged and a kidney surgically removed for a transplant, then left on a Central Park bench to awaken--that could only be described as bizarre, though engrossing drama.

    Spray painting swastikas and other mischief worthy of "hate crime," as opposed to the typical occurrence of violent crime would lose the audience after a few shows. One does't envision gripping drama of the detection of "who chalked the playground," "who put electrical tape over the face of the professors' photos in the law school."

    What triggering incidents would incite cries of hate crime? What juvenile pranks would be inspired so as to cause turmoil? Covered in a white blanket to simulate KKK, Halloween costumes, et al.

    I think you can be sure the antics of Antifa won't be appearing in an episode.

    Well, what you’re saying is that most hate crimes, even real ones, are rather trivial incidents in the greater scheme of things. And of course you’re right.

    Where I disagree is where you speculate about concern over copycat hate crimes. I doubt there’s any such concern. Because to hate crime racketeers, hate crimes are a good thing; they bring in donations and generate publicity. And at low cost as the harm, if any, is as we agree trivial.

  103. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.”

    She obviously chose the side she considered a "win." Couldn't she have split the difference between the two sides, as in not act like an overbearing prosecuting attorney, but also not like the guy's big sister? Journalists were supposed to be able to do that, but now they openly take sides. Chuck Todd interviewing Jim Jordan on Sunday's "Meet the Press" being another recent example.

    I never watched the whole Robin Roberts Smollett interveiw: I have a low cringe/squeamishness threshold. But the bits I did see seemed pretty incriminating to me. I guess it depends what your preconceptions are. But when he went into the long thing about the ransom letter-like threat, “Did I fake that too?,” it seemed so much like he was bringing up something she hadn’t even asked or pushed about and put it up there himself thinking he was introducing evidence to support his side. But when he asked, “Did I fake that too?” I think a lot of people to whom it hadn’t already occurred, like the people here, probably thought to themselves, “Good question. If one is fake, both probably are, Ockham’s Razor.”

    I think he also walked back the “MAGA country” thing, but I may be misremembering.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    A lot of people who see Bill Browder in the Forbidden Documentary (The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes. No link, you have to hunt around for it, because it gets pulled as soon as it gets posted. In America you are free to do as you are told) call him a liar without going further because of his manner. He looks, acts, and sounds like a liar, separate from the fact that his stories don't make sense.
    There is a trophy-deserving Stolen Valor offender somewhere on YouTube who claims, without any sign of shame or beat-missing, to have been active in a variety of government service jobs: I think he starts with NYFD on a certain autumn day and ends up at LAPD by way of the Marines and two other military branches. There are people who have remarkable multi-service careers, of course, but this guy is displaying that same manner, plus he sounds like his mental age is twelve.
  104. @Buffalo Joe
    Barnard, Watch the reality TV series, "The First 48 Hours" about actual homicide investigations. Memphis cancelled their participation because almost all of the murderers were black, but hey, that's the reality part of their crime scene.

    I have watched many a “First 48 Hours” episode — and the perps have literally been 100% black. (As are 85% of the victims).

    My theory is that the over-representation is because: (a) the show needs to go to cities where they are guaranteed to catch a solvable homicide without too much waiting around; and (b) they need the perp be too dumb to demand a lawyer, so they can get the footage of him being grilled by the cops in the interrogation room.

    BTW, the cops rarely do any interesting sleuthing on camera. Half-way through the show they usually get an “anonymous tip” telling them where to find the suspect. They put him in the box and confront him with the evidence that someone saw him pull the trigger (or brag about it later), and he folds like cheap suit and confesses about 75% of the time.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    It's a policing truism that "there's no such thing as Sherlock Holmes, what happens is your friend gets scared and screws you, or you get proud and blab."
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Hypno, Great reply! Especially your (b) statement. Who doesn't ask for a lawyer? When my kids were little that lawyered up when I asked..."Who broke this?"
  105. @Anon
    I never watched the whole Robin Roberts Smollett interveiw: I have a low cringe/squeamishness threshold. But the bits I did see seemed pretty incriminating to me. I guess it depends what your preconceptions are. But when he went into the long thing about the ransom letter-like threat, "Did I fake that too?," it seemed so much like he was bringing up something she hadn't even asked or pushed about and put it up there himself thinking he was introducing evidence to support his side. But when he asked, "Did I fake that too?" I think a lot of people to whom it hadn't already occurred, like the people here, probably thought to themselves, "Good question. If one is fake, both probably are, Ockham's Razor."

    I think he also walked back the "MAGA country" thing, but I may be misremembering.

    A lot of people who see Bill Browder in the Forbidden Documentary (The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes. No link, you have to hunt around for it, because it gets pulled as soon as it gets posted. In America you are free to do as you are told) call him a liar without going further because of his manner. He looks, acts, and sounds like a liar, separate from the fact that his stories don’t make sense.
    There is a trophy-deserving Stolen Valor offender somewhere on YouTube who claims, without any sign of shame or beat-missing, to have been active in a variety of government service jobs: I think he starts with NYFD on a certain autumn day and ends up at LAPD by way of the Marines and two other military branches. There are people who have remarkable multi-service careers, of course, but this guy is displaying that same manner, plus he sounds like his mental age is twelve.

  106. @Hypnotoad666
    I have watched many a "First 48 Hours" episode -- and the perps have literally been 100% black. (As are 85% of the victims).

    My theory is that the over-representation is because: (a) the show needs to go to cities where they are guaranteed to catch a solvable homicide without too much waiting around; and (b) they need the perp be too dumb to demand a lawyer, so they can get the footage of him being grilled by the cops in the interrogation room.

    BTW, the cops rarely do any interesting sleuthing on camera. Half-way through the show they usually get an "anonymous tip" telling them where to find the suspect. They put him in the box and confront him with the evidence that someone saw him pull the trigger (or brag about it later), and he folds like cheap suit and confesses about 75% of the time.

    It’s a policing truism that “there’s no such thing as Sherlock Holmes, what happens is your friend gets scared and screws you, or you get proud and blab.”

  107. @Foreign Expert
    But Jossie Smollett threw a wrench in the works.
    ——.
    But not a monkey wrench, please ....

    No, of course not, he’s more of a bent spanner.

  108. @George Taylor
    And in Denver, not suspicious at all.

    DENVER -- City officials are sounding off after a Denver home was tagged with racist graffiti over the weekend.
    Despite several offers to clean it up, the homeowners said they want the spray-paint to stay, for now. That’s because they want to spark a conversation on the roots of racism.

    “It just shakes up your reality,” victim, Devin Meade said.

    The “n word” is scrawled in blue paint. There’s a cartoon images of a lynching. All of this covers a home on Fillmore Street in the Clayton Neighborhood of Denver.
     
    Of course there receiving an outpouring of sympathy. Maybe it's "munchausen by hate crime"
    https://kdvr.com/2019/03/05/owners-of-denver-home-tagged-with-racist-graffiti-hope-to-create-teachable-moment/

    You beat me to it. Great hoax brewing.

    My favorite parts were the mention of Emmett Till, the statement by an ADL spokesman, and the mention that the “community leader” quoted in the article also had property defaced recently: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/30/whittier-cafe-racist-graffiti/

    Denver crackles with iSteve energy!

  109. @El Dato
    Anti-Semitic flap around Strasbourg continues:

    Swastikas left at former synagogue, kindergarten in eastern France -- Strasbourg mayor says not a day goes by with [without?] an anti-Semitic incident, days [?] after memorial for synagogue destroyed by Nazis toppled

    Swastikas were discovered Monday on the door and facade of a building in the town of Mommenheim that formerly held a synagogue and has Hebrew lettering etched above its doorway. The building now houses a sports facility.

    In nearby Strasbourg, a piece of cardboard with an anti-Semitic message and a swastika was left in front of the staff entrance of a public kindergarten.

    [that's rather more decent than spray-painting]

    Officials have blamed the rise of the economic yellow vest protests for some of the anti-Semitic surge.
     
    (According to a comment to the Mayor's tweet, attacks against churches are up and no-one cares about that in any particular way whatsoever)

    https://twitter.com/Roland_Ries/status/1102509838544879616/photo/1

    [that’s rather more decent than spray-painting]

    Chalk drawings on pavement are the ‘Nazi’ Snapchat.

  110. Make everything a personal affair/experience – that’s what the star system is about and what Zainab Salbi brings forward perfectly pure in her aptly titled yahoo-TV show “Through My Eyes”.

    Insist, that there is nothing beyond the personal, and you can march on with accusations beyond facts. – Queen Latifah understands this part of the game well and just marches along in the pastures of the new justice with her host Zainab Salbi, a perfect exemplar of Fromm’s market-oriented character trait. – As I said above: Cases like that are perfect examples of the market character and along with it goes a pure form of ego-journalism, which means to put subjectivity/feeling in the first place – and everything else follows then, later on, if at all. It’s the corruption of the public discourse in the disguise of the news. So – very interesting! – Thanks for your link. The video especially is pure narcissistic zeitgeist.

    Here, you can watch Zainab Salbi’s quite utopian world-view. It encompasses a world “beyond war and peace” – which is no bad thing in itself, but definitely more utopian than she could imagine (she obviously does not understand the distance between utopia and reality:

    The philosopher Ernst Bloch (The Principle of Hope, 2 vol. 1400 p.) used to say, when he encountered such deeply blue-eyed dreamers: “Utopias have their schedules, too.”

  111. @kihowi
    You're being far too generous assuming stupidity over evil in any case. What looks like stupidity is usually just instinctive, unconscious evil as supposed to rational, planned evil. Hanlon's razor is wrong.

    The quasi-religious term " evil" is much, much better at capturing that part of human nature than whatever the seculars have come up with.

    … instinctive, unconscious evil as supposed to rational, planned evil.

    Indeed.

    Beavers appear smart when they build dams. (I watched some do it on the creek that ran through the valley I grew up in, and it was amazing: they made a structure that was easily between fifty and a hundred feet across that created a lake that had to more than half the size of a football field.) But they do it by instinct. It is a hard-wired program that gives their species an advantage.

    I have similarly watched people of so-called smart groups do essentially the same thing. The hallmark of “instinctive, unconscious” behavior that appears intelligent is its rigid lack of variation in differing situations. These people never do anything differently. They never surprise me.

  112. @George
    Maybe Mad TV (1995) can do a remake of Clops. Clops: Hate Crimes.

    @0:34 GI Joe complains about Japanese immigrants.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK4vYyEJ5uw

    Unrelated but:
    Marrying A First Cousin Not That Harmful To Family Tree, Study Says
    https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/03/07/marrying-first-cousin-dna/

    It is consistently doing so that is the problem.

  113. @Anon
    Wolf was raised Lutheran, his non-Jewish mother's religion. He thinks/assumes that his father was Jewish, but he's not sure because his father never spoke of it. They apparently didn't have much contact with the father's family and Wolf never tried to look into his father's family background.

    Maybe his father's family disowned him when he married a Lutheran girl?

    Catholic, but posh Catholic – Upper East Side, private school, etc.

  114. @Clyde
    I predict there will be no fresh Jussie news for months as a trial or plea bargain is considered. Jussie will be 100% silent though his lawyers might say something. .

    The “fresh Jussie news” is slowing down. Months to a year from now there’ll likely be a plea bargain with no jail time and we’ll never hear of it again.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  115. @Forbes
    I take your point, and will say I've known seemingly smart sober adults who believe that crime perpetrators are roughly evenly distributed by race throughout the population. They won't hear of it that blacks commit about 50% of the violent crime in the country. They just know that all people are equally evil (and equally good), and blacks couldn't be anymore overly prone to crime than whites. This is what they believe.

    I'd often wondered how so many can avoid the cognitive dissonance that accompanies the discomfort of facts that conflict with such beliefs. It appears to be a kind of practiced ignorance. They made a decision about their belief, and any new information causes chaos and confusion, so it is dispensed with as irrelevant, immaterial, unimportant.

    As I regularly say, facts inconvenient to The Narrative will be ignored.

    A final thought regarding the "entertainment" industry. The television audience for regular installments of black-on-black violent crime associated with turf wars, protection/extortion, drug dealing, personal insults and intimidation, drunk and on a rampage, etc., that typifies police reports is going to be quite small. Furthermore, the black perp/white victim at 10X the white perp/black victim is an authenticity clearly meeting the definition of a hatefact that won't see the light of day.

    “They just know that all people are equally evil (and equally good) and blacks couldn’t be anymore overtly prone to crime than whites. This is what they believe.”

    It’s what they PROFESS to believe. At some level they know better. After all, such people make their homes in the whitest area they can. I have friends and relatives just like the people I’m describing.

  116. @Barnard
    I am reading that correctly. NPR is claiming someone did a study of Law and Order episodes and determined they were overrepresenting blacks as criminals? That can't be possible while being honest about the content of the show and criminal statistics.

    But how is that even possible, when NBC now stands for No Black Criminals?

  117. @MBlanc46
    Derail it? He might be on the ticket.

    As he should be!

  118. @Hypnotoad666
    I have watched many a "First 48 Hours" episode -- and the perps have literally been 100% black. (As are 85% of the victims).

    My theory is that the over-representation is because: (a) the show needs to go to cities where they are guaranteed to catch a solvable homicide without too much waiting around; and (b) they need the perp be too dumb to demand a lawyer, so they can get the footage of him being grilled by the cops in the interrogation room.

    BTW, the cops rarely do any interesting sleuthing on camera. Half-way through the show they usually get an "anonymous tip" telling them where to find the suspect. They put him in the box and confront him with the evidence that someone saw him pull the trigger (or brag about it later), and he folds like cheap suit and confesses about 75% of the time.

    Hypno, Great reply! Especially your (b) statement. Who doesn’t ask for a lawyer? When my kids were little that lawyered up when I asked…”Who broke this?”

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