Who Is More Racist: Mayor Bloomberg or the NYT?
Get the popcorn. After getting criticized by the New York Times for endorsing stop-question-and-frisk police tactics, Mayor Bloomberg ripped the Times’s for its lack of coverage of black crime victims in New York City. Via New York Magazine:
“Last week Bronx resident Alphonza Bryant was shot and killed while standing with friends near his home. He was 17. Like most murder victims in our city, he was a minority …. Alphonza was a person — he had a loving mother, family, friends. It does not appear that he was even the intended target of the shooters. He was just a victim of too many guns on our streets. But after his murder there was no outrage from the Center for Constitutional Rights or the NYCLU. There was not even a mention of his murder in our paper of record, the New York Times. ‘All the news that’s fit to print’ did not include the murder of 17-year-old Alphonza Bryant. Do you think that if a white, 17-year-old prep student from Manhattan had been murdered, the Times would have ignored it? Me neither. I believe that the life of every 17-year-old and every child and every adult is precious.”
The rest here.