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From Rozado’s Visual Analytics substack:

The Increasing Frequency of Terms Denoting Political Extremism in U.S. and U.K. News Media

David Rozado
Apr 6

I look forward to Professor Rozado extending his analysis of terms denoting “far right” and “far left” in the news media to 2020, when leftists rioted hundreds of times (but mostly peacefully!), and to 2021 when January 6 no doubt caused coverage of “far right” to go to infinity and beyond.

Concluding thoughts

The biggest limitation of this work is that we cannot elucidate whether the media’s increasing use of terms denoting political extremism is driving, exaggerating or merely responding to concomitant rising political extremism in society. It is conceivable that far-right activity in society could have increased more markedly than far-left activity, justifying news media concern about it. It is, however, challenging to establish an Archimedean point of political neutrality to use as a reference for determining precisely what counts as political extremism.

While it is indisputable that groups which are labeled hard-right have been increasingly prominent in U.S. and European politics, it is also plausible that the center of gravity in established media newsrooms, as in other elite professions, has been shifting leftwards, especially as prestige news media is increasingly organized and edited by graduates from elite universities who tend to hold increasingly socially liberal beliefs. Therefore, a plausible explanation for the asymmetry in the prevalence of terms denoting left and right political extremism in news media content could be due to the ideological imbalance in newsrooms that might shape journalists’ choices of political adjectives.

Another potential explanatory factor for the rising incidence of political extremism-denoting terms in news media is the existence of financial incentives for media organizations to maximize the diffusion of news articles through social media channels by using language that triggers negative sentiment/emotions or using political out-group animosity to drive engagement in social media-based news consumption.

All of the aforementioned hypotheses (rising political extremism in society, the political biases of news media professionals shaping what gets labeled as political extremism and financial incentives motivating the usage of emotionally charged language) are plausible and consistent with our results on the rising prevalence of political extremism terminology in news media content. Yet, our methodology cannot adjudicate among them. This is, therefore, an open question for future research. Investigating the social ramifications of the increasing prevalence in news media content of adjectives suggestive of extreme political beliefs could be another relevant topic for future research.

To conclude, we find rising prevalence in U.S. and U.K. news content of terms that denote left and right political extremism. Most news media outlets tend to use terms that denote far-right political inclinations substantially more often than those pertaining to the far-left. The rising usage of terms denoting political extremism in news media started prior to 2015 and is analogous to concomitant growing usage of terms denoting prejudice and social justice discourse in news content (see here and here). The fact that U.K. media trends are similar to those in the U.S. suggests the existence of common factors driving these trends internationally.

I’d like to give Dr. Rozado a list of concepts that basically don’t exist on the left and the center media, but do exist (finally) on the right, like “hate hoax” and “hate crime hoax,” or variants of “anti-white hate.”

I’d also like to see tracking of references to favorite examples of left and right. I’ve long been been on the Emmett Till Beat Beat, covering the countless times the 1955 Emmett Till Case comes up in contemporary news coverage. In contrast, my impression is that there hasn’t been much in the way of reference in the press lately to the 1945 Louis Till War Crimes Case, in which Emmett’s father was executed for raping an Italian civilian woman and murdering two others.

One problem of course is that while the Emmett Till and Louis Till cases are interesting to compare, they aren’t exactly comparable.

For hate hoaxers, it might be worth comparing Tawana Brawley to Susan Smith, who murdered her children in 1994 and notoriously blamed a black man.

So, for instance, what are the names of the most heinous cases of unarmed whites who got gunned down by cops with impunity?

It would also be useful to have a list of words that have taken on increased political salience in recent years, such as “conversation” and “pounce.”

 
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  1. The attitude seems to be any White shot by cops is a deplorable.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Redneck farmer

    Recently some local cops shot some deranged white tweaker who was going haywire in public. The community's response seemed to be that the world was a bit of a better place with him not in it.

    Which is the basic difference between whites and blacks.

    , @AndrewR
    @Redneck farmer

    Daniel Shaver is the most notable example I am aware of of a white man murdered in cold blood by cops. Unsurprisingly, he is about a million times less famous than St George of Minneapolis.

  2. ” . . . we cannot elucidate whether the media’s increasing use of terms denoting political extremism is driving, exaggerating or merely responding to concomitant rising political extremism in society . . .”

    The answer is simple. Whatever benefits the Communists formerly known as the (D) party.

  3. Well, the most sickening case of a white killed by the cops was the case of Daniel Shaver, who was shot to death in Arizona in 2017 by a cop with an AR-15 (with the phrase “You’re Fucked” inscribed on the rifle) as the unarmed Shaver was sobbing and begging for his life on his knees.

    The cop, Philip Brailsford, was acquitted and then re-hired by his department expressly so he could apply for a permanent disability pension for PTSD at age 28… and he got it.

    No white riots, either…

    • Thanks: Coemgen
    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    @Dr. X

    Second has to be the beating death of Kelly Thomas in Fullerton, CA. The cops--including the Hispanic cop who did most of the pummeling--were acquitted by what had to be a largely Hispanic Santa Ana jury.

    full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDpJ5FtG6Ac

  4. So, for instance, what are the names of the most heinous cases of unarmed whites who got gunned down by cops with impunity?

    That’s gotta be a trick question, right? How many unarmed Whites are stupid, impulsive and violent enough to put themselves in that situation?

    Oh, and how ’bout that New York Post?

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Lots of white people get shot by cops. The MSM ignore them.

  5. $1 million Yale University research project to combat “racist video game hair”

    https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=20232

  6. The irony is that as the far right in the West has become the platform for gains due to having a monopoly on anti-immigration policies they have become less right wing and more just anti-immigration and economic populist parties. People desperately want more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies after 40 years of the opposite causing serious crises.

    These parties and become less militant and neo-reactionary not more. And that perfectly matches them conforming to the tastes of their new constituents, more mainstream working class voters.

    We this most spectacularly in France with the Front Nationale going from the political wing of neo-fascists and skinheads to a frankly left wing economic party with nationalist and anti-immigration policies. And a name change to remove the associations under Marine Le Pen. Fascism just wasn’t very popular but immigration restriction was and over time the party began to be transformed by it’s new constituents who found nowhere else to go to vote against it.

    If they want the ‘far right’ to fall back to ~9% then adopt restrictionist immigration policies like the Social Democrats in Denmark. It’s pretty simple, actually.

    Expect to hear more of this as German industry hits lows it’s not seen since the end of the war. US manufacturing is benefiting from this situation quite well as German companies are outsourcing production to the US due to it having the energy needed to run it. Not a great situation as it just incentivizes the US to keep engaging in this insane game of chicken with Russia.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Altai


    The irony is that as the far right in the West has become the platform for gains due to having a monopoly on anti-immigration policies they have become less right wing and more just anti-immigration and economic populist parties. People desperately want more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies after 40 years of the opposite causing serious crises.
     
    This.

    "Far right" is just the term of abuse for "normal".

    The sort of policies people across the West routinely voted for in decades past--"hey let's have retirement pensions for workers" ... with "for our workers not everyone in the entire fricking world" left unsaid because it was obvious and anything else would be insane.

    Now that fundamentally insane--illogical, toxic and destructive--policies are de rigueur, "centrist" and "Our Democracy", the "far right" is suddenly rising everywhere.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Altai


    more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies
     
    This is the job of the church, not the state. It is always in the interest of the latter to increase its clientèle through promiscuous migration. An interest in conflict.

    Remember, your enemies will always outbid your friends.


    https://media.swncdn.com/via/10442-istockgetty-images-plusrudall30-1.jpg

    Replies: @John Johnson

  7. rising political extremism

    All you have to do to qualify as an extremist in our society today is quote one or two of our Founding Fathers.

  8. The NYT perceives about ten times more people to be to its right than to its left (e.g., NYT = @ .4 to the “far left” and 4.5 to the “far right”). It thus stands to reason that the NYT views “the center”
    — i.e., where they are reporting from — as about the 90th percentile of extreme leftism. That seems about right.

    Incidentally, I’d be curious to see who the NYT has ever referred to as the “far left.” I can only assume it was someone involved in an intra-Democrat power struggle that the NYT was trying to disparage to clear the way for their favored hack candidate — like Bernie vs. Hillary.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Hypnotoad666

    In a bell curve if your position is ' @ .4 to the “far left” and 4.5 to the “far right"' You are not in "the center", you are out there with the wokel lunatics.

  9. When cops shoot white people, cops and the media call it “suicide by cop.” Likely some are suicides, but how many are trigger-happy cops?

    Policing is too important to be left to right-wingers.* Did the police historically recruit combat veterans? Police have a way too adversarial view of society.

    I don’t agree with defunding the police, but young black men see the cops as an illegitimate authority. City governments have decided to fund themselves through fines. I guess they don’t have a lot of options. The “schools are terrible” (lol) so residential property values in cities will be fairly depressed.

    From a strictly utilitarian point of view, white racism means property clues in black areas are depressed relative to their natural value sans residents. I believe Jack D said European city property values decline steadily going away from city centers. In America, there are places close to city centers that should be thriving centers of commerce or bungalow communities for Richard Florida’s cultural creatives, but they are riddled with gun violence. Shouldn’t black neighborhoods be taxed at the land’s “natural” value? It might encourage people to move so that scarce land in city centers can be put to more productive use. Seriously, there are a ton of people who live in the outlands who would be more productive, but they find urban blight extremely unpleasant. They could move into urban fantasyland cities.

    Could a city just eminent domain a big area on the theory that rerolling the dice will create huge value? Can cities just take public housing and move the residents to new public housing somewhere else? I realize they’d have to pay lawyer and diversity taxes to do it, but Harlem is fantastic real estate, for example.

    I don’t much want cities exporting their problems, but I think they will. Well, top-tier cities will export their problems. The legacy industrial cities are not coming back. Even if we re-industrialize, it will be a rural/exurban/suburban renaissance.

    *This argument applies in reverse to almost everything else in government.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Rob


    When cops shoot white people, cops and the media call it “suicide by cop.”
     
    Only White people have agency.
  10. And leftist will still claim that media isn’t biased. Or that it is biased to the right because of “corporate ownership”

  11. @Buzz Mohawk

    So, for instance, what are the names of the most heinous cases of unarmed whites who got gunned down by cops with impunity?
     
    That's gotta be a trick question, right? How many unarmed Whites are stupid, impulsive and violent enough to put themselves in that situation?

    Oh, and how 'bout that New York Post?

    Replies: @Polistra

    Lots of white people get shot by cops. The MSM ignore them.

  12. None of them ever seem to realize that calling a party that just won an election ‘far right’ comes perilously close to being an oxymoron.

  13. How about words like antifa and the proud boys?

  14. > I’d also like to see tracking of references to favorite examples of left and right.

    Daniel Shaver (Wikipedia synopsis), bodycam footage showed his 2016 motel corridor shooting by a cop (fired from the department but acquitted).

    “Daniel Shaver shooting,” 0.5 million results
    “George Floyd shooting,” 9.5 million results

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @ic1000

    That Shaver shooting was absolutely appalling.

    The most clearly criminally abusive and disgusting of police brutality I've seen. I don't think I could have followed that cop's contradictory directions even stone cold sober. Shaver was laying on the ground, with multiple cops available with his hands behind his back. All that was necessary was "stay right there--don't move".

    All these cases with blacks, almost all of which have some sort of misbehavior by the black, are "great police work" in comparison. If the media wanted to hype a case of police abuse, this one was the one.

    I don't know what the heck the jury was thinking acquitting this POS Brailsford. If I was Shaver's dad, I would have hunted this POS down and killed him. Guess what--he's on a disability pension from the Mesa PD, leeching off the taxpayers. Honestly, I don't understand the abuse the voters let public officials heap upon them.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @ic1000


    “Daniel Shaver shooting,” 0.5 million results
    “George Floyd shooting,” 9.5 million results
     
    Let me tell you how it will be
    There's one for you, nineteen for me
    'Cause I'm the taxman
    Yeah, I'm the taxman

    Should five percent appear too small
    Be thankful I don't take it all
    'Cause I'm the taxman
    Yeah, I'm the taxman
    And you're working for no one but me

  15. @Altai
    The irony is that as the far right in the West has become the platform for gains due to having a monopoly on anti-immigration policies they have become less right wing and more just anti-immigration and economic populist parties. People desperately want more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies after 40 years of the opposite causing serious crises.

    These parties and become less militant and neo-reactionary not more. And that perfectly matches them conforming to the tastes of their new constituents, more mainstream working class voters.

    We this most spectacularly in France with the Front Nationale going from the political wing of neo-fascists and skinheads to a frankly left wing economic party with nationalist and anti-immigration policies. And a name change to remove the associations under Marine Le Pen. Fascism just wasn't very popular but immigration restriction was and over time the party began to be transformed by it's new constituents who found nowhere else to go to vote against it.

    If they want the 'far right' to fall back to ~9% then adopt restrictionist immigration policies like the Social Democrats in Denmark. It's pretty simple, actually.

    Expect to hear more of this as German industry hits lows it's not seen since the end of the war. US manufacturing is benefiting from this situation quite well as German companies are outsourcing production to the US due to it having the energy needed to run it. Not a great situation as it just incentivizes the US to keep engaging in this insane game of chicken with Russia.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Reg Cæsar

    The irony is that as the far right in the West has become the platform for gains due to having a monopoly on anti-immigration policies they have become less right wing and more just anti-immigration and economic populist parties. People desperately want more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies after 40 years of the opposite causing serious crises.

    This.

    “Far right” is just the term of abuse for “normal”.

    The sort of policies people across the West routinely voted for in decades past–“hey let’s have retirement pensions for workers” … with “for our workers not everyone in the entire fricking world” left unsaid because it was obvious and anything else would be insane.

    Now that fundamentally insane–illogical, toxic and destructive–policies are de rigueur, “centrist” and “Our Democracy”, the “far right” is suddenly rising everywhere.

    • Agree: Coemgen
  16. @ic1000
    > I’d also like to see tracking of references to favorite examples of left and right.

    Daniel Shaver (Wikipedia synopsis), bodycam footage showed his 2016 motel corridor shooting by a cop (fired from the department but acquitted).

    "Daniel Shaver shooting," 0.5 million results
    "George Floyd shooting," 9.5 million results

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Reg Cæsar

    That Shaver shooting was absolutely appalling.

    The most clearly criminally abusive and disgusting of police brutality I’ve seen. I don’t think I could have followed that cop’s contradictory directions even stone cold sober. Shaver was laying on the ground, with multiple cops available with his hands behind his back. All that was necessary was “stay right there–don’t move”.

    All these cases with blacks, almost all of which have some sort of misbehavior by the black, are “great police work” in comparison. If the media wanted to hype a case of police abuse, this one was the one.

    I don’t know what the heck the jury was thinking acquitting this POS Brailsford. If I was Shaver’s dad, I would have hunted this POS down and killed him. Guess what–he’s on a disability pension from the Mesa PD, leeching off the taxpayers. Honestly, I don’t understand the abuse the voters let public officials heap upon them.

  17. Why is there a negative sign in front of the exponent of the magnitude?

    Ashli Babbitt’s killer got off with a lifetime US government pension and probably never even hired a lawyer, much less had to worry about a grand jury investigation.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Ralph L

    Should she have been there in the first place? And would you have the same outrage if she was a darkie who got shot?

    Replies: @Gandydancer

  18. Examples Needed

    Pour encourager les autres?

  19. @ic1000
    > I’d also like to see tracking of references to favorite examples of left and right.

    Daniel Shaver (Wikipedia synopsis), bodycam footage showed his 2016 motel corridor shooting by a cop (fired from the department but acquitted).

    "Daniel Shaver shooting," 0.5 million results
    "George Floyd shooting," 9.5 million results

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Reg Cæsar

    “Daniel Shaver shooting,” 0.5 million results
    “George Floyd shooting,” 9.5 million results

    Let me tell you how it will be
    There’s one for you, nineteen for me
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman
    Yeah, I’m the taxman

    Should five percent appear too small
    Be thankful I don’t take it all
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman
    Yeah, I’m the taxman
    And you’re working for no one but me

    • Agree: ic1000
  20. @Altai
    The irony is that as the far right in the West has become the platform for gains due to having a monopoly on anti-immigration policies they have become less right wing and more just anti-immigration and economic populist parties. People desperately want more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies after 40 years of the opposite causing serious crises.

    These parties and become less militant and neo-reactionary not more. And that perfectly matches them conforming to the tastes of their new constituents, more mainstream working class voters.

    We this most spectacularly in France with the Front Nationale going from the political wing of neo-fascists and skinheads to a frankly left wing economic party with nationalist and anti-immigration policies. And a name change to remove the associations under Marine Le Pen. Fascism just wasn't very popular but immigration restriction was and over time the party began to be transformed by it's new constituents who found nowhere else to go to vote against it.

    If they want the 'far right' to fall back to ~9% then adopt restrictionist immigration policies like the Social Democrats in Denmark. It's pretty simple, actually.

    Expect to hear more of this as German industry hits lows it's not seen since the end of the war. US manufacturing is benefiting from this situation quite well as German companies are outsourcing production to the US due to it having the energy needed to run it. Not a great situation as it just incentivizes the US to keep engaging in this insane game of chicken with Russia.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Reg Cæsar

    more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies

    This is the job of the church, not the state. It is always in the interest of the latter to increase its clientèle through promiscuous migration. An interest in conflict.

    Remember, your enemies will always outbid your friends.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Reg Cæsar


    more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies
     
    This is the job of the church, not the state.

    Ideally sure but what happens when society stops going to church and starts following a secular religion instead?

    Minimalist conservatism is on the way out. It leaves too much to liberalism. Just about everything in fact.

    It has been tried. Maybe it worked with 18th century America but liberalism is too aggressive.

    You can't force White people to attend church so this "hands off" approach doesn't work. It just delays liberalism by doing nothing. Liberalism becomes the active force that only needs to wait for its turn. Traditional conservatism can only slow it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  21. @Reg Cæsar
    @Altai


    more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies
     
    This is the job of the church, not the state. It is always in the interest of the latter to increase its clientèle through promiscuous migration. An interest in conflict.

    Remember, your enemies will always outbid your friends.


    https://media.swncdn.com/via/10442-istockgetty-images-plusrudall30-1.jpg

    Replies: @John Johnson

    more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies

    This is the job of the church, not the state.

    Ideally sure but what happens when society stops going to church and starts following a secular religion instead?

    Minimalist conservatism is on the way out. It leaves too much to liberalism. Just about everything in fact.

    It has been tried. Maybe it worked with 18th century America but liberalism is too aggressive.

    You can’t force White people to attend church so this “hands off” approach doesn’t work. It just delays liberalism by doing nothing. Liberalism becomes the active force that only needs to wait for its turn. Traditional conservatism can only slow it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @John Johnson


    Ideally sure but what happens when society stops going to church and starts following a secular religion instead?
     
    Society goes to hell.
  22. For hate hoaxers, it might be worth comparing Tawana Brawley to Susan Smith, who murdered her children in 1994 and notoriously blamed a black man.

    The Susan Smith and Tawana Brawley cases are interesting, but basically in what they reveal about blacks, our media and our minoritarian political culture.

    Susan Smith’s claim was at least prima facia plausible. Blacks do carjack white people are fair amount. Nonetheless the racist good-old-boy detectives were almost immediately suspicious and sussed out that she was likely lying and started searching for the car, the kids.

    Tawana Brawley’s claim was laughable on its face. The physical evidence contradicted her story immediately. And it was pretty much immediately clear why she’d cooked up the story–she’d run off to party and didn’t want to get a beating from her mother and the mother’s boyfriend. But the media–instead of a simple “she’s lying; no more needs to be said”, actually gave Brawley and Sharpton lots of running room–including naming various cops and then Pagones.

    But the real key element is that Smith went to prison for murdering her kids. Brawley faced no consequences for lying, wasting police resources and accusing innocent men. And most of all Sharpton actually rolled on and became an even more powerful, treated as a legitimate political leader despite engaging in an open racially divisive fraud.

    • Thanks: Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @AnotherDad

    A surprising number of blacks sincerely believe that all black atrocities against whites are Susan Smith cases or total frame-ups by the police.

    They have also heard generations of communists taunt Americans, Southerners in particular, about their very real fear of black rapists. They've heard the snickering from leftists implying that virtually all the white victims are slatternly women looking to cover their tracks, and they believe that, too.

  23. The term alt right is not on the list!

    Also they don’t have red pill. As for myself, I am a fascist like everybody else is now. Accelerate this mother.

  24. I look forward to Professor Rozado extending his analysis of terms denoting “far right” and “far left” in the news media to 2020, when leftists rioted hundreds of times (but mostly peacefully!),

    The 2020 BLM Riots were not “far left” by any measure. These acts of social revolution were a rare example of total national consensus. At least elite consensus. The riots were endorsed by both political parties, most media outlets, every Fortune 500 company from the NFL to Boeing to Google to Goldman Sachs, every sports league, every Wall Street Bank, every major law firm, every university and every religious organization. The looting and rioting was endorsed by nearly every major institution in this country. The violence and arson was the mainstream. Hell, most major police departments groveled on their knees before their new masters. The carnage was a violent tantrum by the American Elite against the dying Traditional America that naively thought it still had a country by electing the charlatan Trump

    The extremists were those few who stood up to the looting and riots and they were punished for their disobedience to the system accordingly.

    The George Floyd and the rioters are Our New Founding Fathers. If you don’t believe me, walk the streets of any American city after 10:00 pm.

    George Floyd’s death was bigger than that of the Queen. His death implemented a total revolution.

    Hard to believe this was not all someone’s idea of a demonic joke.

  25. @Dr. X
    Well, the most sickening case of a white killed by the cops was the case of Daniel Shaver, who was shot to death in Arizona in 2017 by a cop with an AR-15 (with the phrase "You're Fucked" inscribed on the rifle) as the unarmed Shaver was sobbing and begging for his life on his knees.

    The cop, Philip Brailsford, was acquitted and then re-hired by his department expressly so he could apply for a permanent disability pension for PTSD at age 28... and he got it.

    No white riots, either...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTzKPZtPrV4

    Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax

    Second has to be the beating death of Kelly Thomas in Fullerton, CA. The cops–including the Hispanic cop who did most of the pummeling–were acquitted by what had to be a largely Hispanic Santa Ana jury.

    full video:

  26. @John Johnson
    @Reg Cæsar


    more pro-social and collectivist social and economic policies
     
    This is the job of the church, not the state.

    Ideally sure but what happens when society stops going to church and starts following a secular religion instead?

    Minimalist conservatism is on the way out. It leaves too much to liberalism. Just about everything in fact.

    It has been tried. Maybe it worked with 18th century America but liberalism is too aggressive.

    You can't force White people to attend church so this "hands off" approach doesn't work. It just delays liberalism by doing nothing. Liberalism becomes the active force that only needs to wait for its turn. Traditional conservatism can only slow it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Ideally sure but what happens when society stops going to church and starts following a secular religion instead?

    Society goes to hell.

  27. @AnotherDad

    For hate hoaxers, it might be worth comparing Tawana Brawley to Susan Smith, who murdered her children in 1994 and notoriously blamed a black man.
     
    The Susan Smith and Tawana Brawley cases are interesting, but basically in what they reveal about blacks, our media and our minoritarian political culture.

    Susan Smith's claim was at least prima facia plausible. Blacks do carjack white people are fair amount. Nonetheless the racist good-old-boy detectives were almost immediately suspicious and sussed out that she was likely lying and started searching for the car, the kids.

    Tawana Brawley's claim was laughable on its face. The physical evidence contradicted her story immediately. And it was pretty much immediately clear why she'd cooked up the story--she'd run off to party and didn't want to get a beating from her mother and the mother's boyfriend. But the media--instead of a simple "she's lying; no more needs to be said", actually gave Brawley and Sharpton lots of running room--including naming various cops and then Pagones.

    But the real key element is that Smith went to prison for murdering her kids. Brawley faced no consequences for lying, wasting police resources and accusing innocent men. And most of all Sharpton actually rolled on and became an even more powerful, treated as a legitimate political leader despite engaging in an open racially divisive fraud.

    Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose

    A surprising number of blacks sincerely believe that all black atrocities against whites are Susan Smith cases or total frame-ups by the police.

    They have also heard generations of communists taunt Americans, Southerners in particular, about their very real fear of black rapists. They’ve heard the snickering from leftists implying that virtually all the white victims are slatternly women looking to cover their tracks, and they believe that, too.

  28. Indeed, examples are needed, Mr, Sailer. You say you love data. Put your alleged expert pattern recognition skills to the test to bolster your case.

    https://elephrame.com/textbook/BL

    Mine the data. Clearly define terms and criteria. Establish how many BLM protests were violent and murderous, along with how and why each protest met that criteria, and how overall these protests are directly linked to the Ferguson Effect and racial reckoning.

    But at least there is a tacit acknowledgement on your part that certain trends are in part being driven by your side.

    And here is a useful database.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/

  29. @Ralph L
    Why is there a negative sign in front of the exponent of the magnitude?

    Ashli Babbitt's killer got off with a lifetime US government pension and probably never even hired a lawyer, much less had to worry about a grand jury investigation.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Should she have been there in the first place? And would you have the same outrage if she was a darkie who got shot?

    • Replies: @Gandydancer
    @Corvinus


    Should [Ashli Babbitt] have been there in the first place? And would you have the same outrage if she was a darkie who got shot?
     
    The number of people who are OK with shooting "darkie" election fraud protesters for trespassing isn't, it seems to me, all that large compared with the number of those - like you - whose murder my cops would improve society for the rest of us.
  30. @Hypnotoad666
    The NYT perceives about ten times more people to be to its right than to its left (e.g., NYT = @ .4 to the "far left" and 4.5 to the "far right"). It thus stands to reason that the NYT views "the center"
    -- i.e., where they are reporting from -- as about the 90th percentile of extreme leftism. That seems about right.

    Incidentally, I'd be curious to see who the NYT has ever referred to as the "far left." I can only assume it was someone involved in an intra-Democrat power struggle that the NYT was trying to disparage to clear the way for their favored hack candidate -- like Bernie vs. Hillary.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    In a bell curve if your position is ‘ @ .4 to the “far left” and 4.5 to the “far right”‘ You are not in “the center”, you are out there with the wokel lunatics.

  31. https://elephrame.com/textbook/BL

    The content you’re looking for may have moved, been deleted or never existed at all.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/

    Try and keep up.

  32. @Rob
    When cops shoot white people, cops and the media call it “suicide by cop.” Likely some are suicides, but how many are trigger-happy cops?

    Policing is too important to be left to right-wingers.* Did the police historically recruit combat veterans? Police have a way too adversarial view of society.

    I don’t agree with defunding the police, but young black men see the cops as an illegitimate authority. City governments have decided to fund themselves through fines. I guess they don’t have a lot of options. The “schools are terrible” (lol) so residential property values in cities will be fairly depressed.

    From a strictly utilitarian point of view, white racism means property clues in black areas are depressed relative to their natural value sans residents. I believe Jack D said European city property values decline steadily going away from city centers. In America, there are places close to city centers that should be thriving centers of commerce or bungalow communities for Richard Florida’s cultural creatives, but they are riddled with gun violence. Shouldn’t black neighborhoods be taxed at the land's “natural” value? It might encourage people to move so that scarce land in city centers can be put to more productive use. Seriously, there are a ton of people who live in the outlands who would be more productive, but they find urban blight extremely unpleasant. They could move into urban fantasyland cities.

    Could a city just eminent domain a big area on the theory that rerolling the dice will create huge value? Can cities just take public housing and move the residents to new public housing somewhere else? I realize they’d have to pay lawyer and diversity taxes to do it, but Harlem is fantastic real estate, for example.

    I don’t much want cities exporting their problems, but I think they will. Well, top-tier cities will export their problems. The legacy industrial cities are not coming back. Even if we re-industrialize, it will be a rural/exurban/suburban renaissance.


    *This argument applies in reverse to almost everything else in government.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    When cops shoot white people, cops and the media call it “suicide by cop.”

    Only White people have agency.

  33. @Redneck farmer
    The attitude seems to be any White shot by cops is a deplorable.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @AndrewR

    Recently some local cops shot some deranged white tweaker who was going haywire in public. The community’s response seemed to be that the world was a bit of a better place with him not in it.

    Which is the basic difference between whites and blacks.

  34. It’s older than the other examples listed above, but the killing of Sal Culosi still strikes me as the worst.
    https://reason.com/2011/01/17/justice-for-sal/

  35. Tony Timpa was basically an exact replay of George Floyd, except white. Nobody cared. Cops even laughed about it while Tony was dying

  36. There is no “far Left.”

    Try to keep up Jack…

  37. @Redneck farmer
    The attitude seems to be any White shot by cops is a deplorable.

    Replies: @Brutusale, @AndrewR

    Daniel Shaver is the most notable example I am aware of of a white man murdered in cold blood by cops. Unsurprisingly, he is about a million times less famous than St George of Minneapolis.

  38. @Corvinus
    @Ralph L

    Should she have been there in the first place? And would you have the same outrage if she was a darkie who got shot?

    Replies: @Gandydancer

    Should [Ashli Babbitt] have been there in the first place? And would you have the same outrage if she was a darkie who got shot?

    The number of people who are OK with shooting “darkie” election fraud protesters for trespassing isn’t, it seems to me, all that large compared with the number of those – like you – whose murder my cops would improve society for the rest of us.

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