Chicago Tribune Editor: It's true, we censor black crime.
Photo: Gerould W. Kern, from ChicagoTribune.com
Editors for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and now the Chicago Tribune have all issued public statements admitting to deliberately censoring information about black crime for political reasons.
Chicago Tribune editor Gerould Kern stated that the paper conceals and downplays black crime so as to “guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion.” In other words, the paper deliberately attempts to keep white people in the dark about rampant black on white crime. This of course puts members of the public in increased danger of being a victim of a crime. Leftists like Kern believe that protecting the diversity fantasy is more important than informing the public about crime. The statement by Kern is very similar to recent statements by editors of the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.
This week the Chicago Tribune published several news stories and related columns about assaults by groups of youths in the Streeterville area of downtown Chicago. More coverage appears Sunday.
A number of readers have asked why we have not included racial descriptions of the assailants and the victims in these incidents.
We take these matters seriously and reach decisions about them after careful consideration. This is a good opportunity to explain our approach to issues like these.
We do not reference race unless it is a fact that is central to telling the story.
By all indication, these attacks were motivated by theft, not race. Further, there is no evidence to suggest that the victims were singled out because of their race. Therefore we did not include racial descriptions in our initial news reports. [It is extremely unlikely that Kern actually believes what he wrote here. An all black mob goes on a rampage and attacks only white victims in a city that is less than 30% white. Kern is being transparently disingenuous. ]
There are circumstances when race may be relevant, such as describing a criminal suspect being sought by police. But this description must be accompanied by other detailed information, such as height, weight, scars, clothing, etc. By adhering to this practice, we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin.