AP In Hurricane 'Moral Equivalency' Hassle
Report; Posted on: 2005-09-04 04:36:12
The "Blacks Loot, Whites Find" controversy is a desperate, pathetic PC attempt to "explain" cognitive dissonance of New Orleans meltdown.
The Establishment media and their left-wing cheerleaders are desperately attempting to "explain" the evidence of Black looting and rioting in New Orleans. One pathetic canard being pursued is that the Associated Press reported that Whites in one photograph had "found" food in the floodwaters, while an accompanying photo of a Black youth described him as a "looter." The PC argument is that this single photograph shows pro-White and anti-Black media bias, and by inference somehow "proves" that Blacks are not responsible for looting and pillaging New Orleans. Further, the argument maintains that such looting was done out of necessity. And poverty, instead of race, is supposedly the underlying issue. Whites should ignore the evidence of their own eyes and put their perception of rampaging Blacks down to a nefarious mass-media conspiracy. "The pictures appear to be identical but one individual is 'looting' and the other is 'finding' needed items! This is irresponsible journalism and fuels the attitude that 'all' African-Americans are looters" read one complaint to AP.
Not only is this attempt at "moral equivalency" based on one photo irrational, the whole situation is a red herring anyhow. According to the AP, their photographer Chris Graythen said, "I believed in my opinion, that [the Whites] did simply find them, and not 'looted' them in the definition of the word," he writes. "The people were swimming in chest deep water, and there were other people in the water, both white and black. I looked for the best picture. there were a million items floating in the water -- we were right near a grocery store that had 5+ feet of water in it. It had no doors. The water was moving, and the stuff was floating away. These people were not ducking into a store and busting down windows to get electronics. They picked up bread and cokes that were floating in the water." AP stated that "[w]hen we see people go into businesses and come out with goods, we call it looting. When we just see them carrying things down the road, we call it carrying items."
Nonetheless, the AP succumbed to hysterical complaints and consigned the photo to the memory hole.
Observers are preparing for a massive PC media campaign to repair the damage to White faith in the multiracial system presented by the New Orleans crisis. The line of "poverty" as the spark is especially weak. Indonesians, who subsist on a mere fraction of the Black American per capita income, did not loot, murder or rape in the aftermath of their tsunami in January 2005. Intelligent people also know that a flood is no excuse for theft of electronics and toys, rape, police mutiny, cannibalism or arson. Another irony is that officials are appealing for "volunteers" -- with the Astrodome full of people who could be put to work.
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