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The problem of race and the media2 min read

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Bill Bennett said aborting every black would reduce the crime rate, but it was "impossibly ridiculous and morally reprehensible." This caused a media firestorm chastizing Bennett for his insensitivity.

Recently, a lesser known individual made the following remarks during a conference broadcast on CSPAN:

And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate black people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. We have to exterminate black people off the face of the planet to solve this problem. … the problem on the planet is black people.

Should those comments not receive even more condemnation as Bennett’s? The speaker was actually proposing the elimination of a people group as the solution to the problems in the world.

How ridiculous, how racist, how acceptable, because the statements were not calling for the extermination of black people. The idea was presented by a black Africana professor about killing white people..

Can you imagine the furor that a statement like that would set off if it were about anyone but white people? Just Google Bill Bennett and see the reaction he got in the media.

Now Google Kamau Kambon and see the aftermath of his blatently racists and genocidal comments.

There is only a page and a half of news articles, most from conservative sources or papers in NC where he was a visiting professor at NC State. You will find only one mention in a national mainstream media source – a Washington Times editorial.

This is the most prevelant type of media bias – the decision by the MSM on what constitutes "news" and what does not. This is the perfect example.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has a letter from NC State distancing themselves from Kambon, as well as a link to another MSM story. This one by the AP.