Wow! The lily white reporting staff at the Post and Courier sure spends a lot of time trying to make black criminals look good and white citizens look bad. Sadly for the P & C, due to their declining circulation numbers and their ill-advised scheme to generate cash via their website, not too many folks will read their propaganda. We rarely use them as a source any longer. When we do comment on an article we no longer link to it because their pop-ups begging for money make the content unusable to most of our readers.
The first article we will discuss today was written by Glenn Smith. The subject of that article is one Kyle Rogers who claims to represent a group called the Council of Conservative Citizens. We don't know much about the group, but they apparently made some enemies on the left by advocating for the rights of whites. Some have referred to the group as 'white supremacists'.
To be quite honest, anytime a group is denigrated and designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, we tend to automatically discount their opinion. While the SPLC pays lip service to groups like the Black Panthers who are in the public eye with their hatred of whites, they tend to ignore other minority racist groups like the African People's Socialist Party, otherwise known as the Uhuru Movement.
Additionally, the SPLC tends to include in their 'hate list' any white person who recognizes and advocates for the importance of the U.S. Constitution, the right to keep and bear arms and the need to secure our borders. They recently included people like author and 2nd Amendment advocate Michael Brian Vanderboegh on their list of dangerous people. We really aren't surprised by that because the extreme left despises anyone with knowledge of the Constitution, the will to resist the continued and persistent government encroachment into the lives of citizens, and those who own firearms and might be willing to use them to protect themselves from the criminal element and the government if necessary. Yeah, we know - the terms 'criminal element' and 'government' can be interchangeable most of the time.
Glenn Smith takes most of his information on Kyle Rogers directly from the SPLC website. This makes Glenn's reporting automatically suspect. But that isn't what caused us to comment on the article. Rogers may or may not be a white supremacist - we really don't care. The fact that we have never heard of him or his organization tells us he isn't much of a threat to anyone either way.
What burned us up on this article was Glenn slyly and casually trying to link 'white supremacists' and the the Tea Party. The left, the P & C included, has continually tried to claim the Tea Party is a racist group. They haven't been able to back it up with facts, yet they continue to plant these little implications in "news" stories.
Glenn writes about Rogers' committing a number of unpopular faux pas (at least in the eyes of those on the extreme left) in his criticism of Senator Lindsey "Grahamnesty" Graham's support for amnesty for illegal aliens and his criticism of national and local media in omitting the race of criminal suspects in news stories. If that is what makes Rogers an extremist then there is a whole passel of extremist citizens commenting on articles at the websites of the P&C and other local media outlets.
Heck, we must be extremists! We have pointed out a lot of similar stuff since starting Charleston Thug Life. The difference is, we seem to be driving the news. A number of our readers have commented here and at media sites how the 'news' folks are now reporting on the criminal histories of thugs. They didn't do that very often before Charleston Thug Life went live.
And the Post and Courier wonders why their numbers are down.
Oh, here's a suggestion for state NAACP president Lonnie Randolph. Instead of keeping your sheets on your bed, we suggest you paint some anti-black crime slogans on them and march through some of your communities in an effort to reign in the obvious problem of violent black crime. Maybe you can organize a march through Ardmore and assist in the capture of a cold-blooded murderer. Yeah, we didn't think so.
The second article we wanted to comment on is the sympathy piece written by Allyson Bird on drug smuggler Rashad Muhammed. If we remember correctly, Muhammed was in a van that police followed from his 'business' location on Air Park Road in North Charleston. A pursuit ensued and Muhammed wrecked the van and fled. Officers found several hundred pounds of marijuana in the van and in a secret room built into the 'business'. A number of weapons were also recovered.
Allyson Bird apparently neglected to do her research before writing this fluff piece and attempting to skew public opinion in favor of Muhammed. While she briefly mentions his prior smuggling arrest in 2004 she fails to mention his criminal history dating back to 1993. Her own paper reported on this case HERE and HERE.
Instead, Allyson tries to drum up sympathy for Muhammed by repeatedly referring to members of his family who are or were in the law enforcement field and the fact that he has been in jail for four years awaiting trial. Having family in law enforcement doesn't excuse YOUR criminal tendencies. Trying to ride to freedom on their coat tails is simply repugnant and serves as a testament to Muhammed's lack of character.
Muhammed has been awaiting trial for four years because he keeps filing ridiculous motions and firing his attorneys. Allyson also tries to imply there is a racial component to Muhammed being kept in jail and awaiting trial for so long by referring to the recent case of a white former state trooper who was growing marijuana on his property. Allyson failed to mention that Steffen's case moved along so quickly because he took responsibility for his bad acts and pled guilty to the charges. The speed at which his case moved along had nothing to do with with him being white or a former state trooper.
And the Propaganda and Criminals news outlet wonders why revenue and circulation is down.