CINCINNATI LUNACY

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 24 2001 @ 4:04pm

I won’t repeat John Leo’s excellent column this week on how the elite media simply ignored what was essentially racist violence by young black youths against random white people during the Cincinnati riots. Both Leo and SmarterTimes.com are devastating about how the New York Times and other outlets just won’t report the facts if they seem to be prejudicial to a favored minority (Jesse Dirkhising, anyone?). But it is surely a pivotal moment in our culture when the first hate crime charge is brought from the Cincinnati brouhaha against … a white guy!. Apparently hate crime prosecutions will shortly be brought against some black guys as well – but not until the politically correct prosecution has been announced and instigated. No news yet on whether the thought police have interrogated the 837 other people arrested for what the New York Times politely referred to as “alarming” whites.