Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Broken news

By Sarah Maid of Albion

It has been a violent holiday weekend in London, following the tragic death of budding actor Rob Knox in Sidcup on Friday, two black teenagers were wounded after shootings in Camden and Archway, North London. A 19-year-old man was in a critical condition in hospital after being found stabbed outside East Ham Underground station on Sunday night, and a second man, also aged 19, was arrested after he was found near by with head injuries. In addition, two youths suffered knife wounds after gangs clashed outside a restaurant in Nottingham on Sunday evening, and on Friday night James Graham, 29, was beaten to death in Hendon, north west London.

Then yesterday the badly beaten body of 17 year old Amar Aslam was found in a park in a Dewsbury park, clearly the victim of a violent homicidal attack.

Whatever the circumstances, all such violent deaths are a tragedy and I have the deepest sympathy for young Amar's friends and family.

However, I would like to concentrate on the news coverage following the discovery of Amar's body, particularly on the 24 hour rolling news broadcasts given by BBC News24 and Sky News, because it was very enlightening.

Shortly after the news broke, reports started coming in of earlier racial tension in the Dewsbury area, including alleged clashes between Asians and whites. The effect on the newsrooms was electric, the killing suddenly became the main news story, with bright eyed and flushed reporters gushing excitedly, as they gripped their microphones just that little bit more tightly, that this might be a ..... racially motivated attack.

It was clear the Fourth Estate believed they had their prize, a racial crime with a white perpetrator, which could be used as a counterbalance against the endless stream of street murders and assaults, which have made the news over the last few years, in which the perpetrators have all been so inconveniently non-white.

It has been many long dry years for the media, since the killings of Stephen Lawrence and Anthony Walker gave them the opportunity to falsely portray race hate crimes as a white on black phenomenon. There are only so many shrines which can be built in the memory of the blessed Stephen, a new totem is required, and press have been growing progressively more disparate for an up to date non-white victim and white villain combo to splash across their front pages and lead their news broadcasts.

Frustratingly for the eager news hounds white thugs have so far been uncooperative, unlike non-whites who have been assaulting all and sundry with gusto in resent years, leaving the media struggling to find new and inventive means of describing the crimes, which did not include the word “racial”, or even mention the race of the attackers.

However, this time it seemed their long wait was over and they would soon be able to say and write those magic words “A racially motivated attack by a white gang” and be actually referring to events in this century. The newsrooms buzzed as Dewsbry residents were interviewed about racial tensions, and indeed one even quoted the legendary “white boy who stabbed an Asian” myth which so often mentioned in these circumstances, and then quietly dropped, when it is found on to be untrue.

But it was not too be, and to the obvious crushing disappointment of anchor men and on sight reporters alike, the show stopping news was revealed by Dewsbury MP, Shahid Malik, that the police had arrested and were questioning non white suspects, at which point one reporter appeared close to tears. The grim expressions in the newsrooms across the airwaves exposed quite clearly what a blow this revelation had been to those newsmen and women who, moments before had truly believed their wait was at an end.

To quote John of Gwent's comment on the Green Arrow's earlier article: “A fascinating BBC News 24 bulletin not an hour ago revealed that three men have been detained in connection with this and all are Asian. In a half hearted attempt to put out the flames that various sources were wetting themselves after fanning, the BBC News Link Man asked their woman on the spot if she had any comment on the "clearly now discredited" reports that this was a racist murder.

The journo on site suddenly wore a face that suggested a lemon had just materialised in her throat, from thin air, minus its peel. 'Well, such matters are now best left to the police to report on as they continue their investigations' she said. Funny how a white kid whose neck was slashed by a Turk doesn't deserve the truth being told.”

Later, Channel Four News broadcast started by trumpeting accounts of the racial tension, before reluctantly admitting that this murder probably wasn't racially motivated, suggesting that they had prepared the item before news of the arrests broke, and could not quite let the fantasy go.

And so the media's long vigil continues, they carry on waiting, because they know one day their wait will be over, indeed it may be quite soon as tensions continue to rise, one day, maybe tomorrow, next week or next year, a white boy will kill a non white boy, and the press will have their prise.

No matter that they may have to clamber over the bodies of a hundred white boys, or even a thousand, they will grasp their trophy and, as with Johann Nel that in blood spattered centre of black crime South Africa, they will make it the definitive example of a race hate crime, and by constant repartition, use it In the hope of obscuring the daily toll of bloodshed which mass third world immigration has wrought upon our streets. They will use it as they have used Stephen Lawrence for the last fifteen years, and it will be no less of a lie, when they do.

However, the world has moved on, and we are all wiser now, so I wonder, when it happens, as it surely will, will the public buy the same old lie again?

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(With apologies to the Green Arrow for focusing on the same subject he did)

7 comments:

The Green Arrow said...

Hi Sarah,

No need to apologise for posting ever. If a subject is topical it will happen.I think it good that that people can read about the same subject as seen through the eyes of two different writers.

I am always very pleased when you post over here and you are always welcome.

Anonymous said...

How long before the mass media cronies will hire a gang of white mercenaries to kill a coloured boy, so that they can quash the truth that 99 percent of racist crime is black/asian on white (or on themselves for that matter).

Peter said...

I would like to paste and copy on the Merseyside BNP some of your article and observation Sarah with a direct link back here. I hope you dont mind, Peter.

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

Thanks Peter

I take that as a compliment, please feel free to do so with ay that you like.

Sarah

Anonymous said...

Why have the BBC not been charged with stiring up racial hatred against the indigenous whites, there is now plenty of evidence!

as the BNP grow in power and related finance over the next few years you can expect several groundbreaking law cases against the liberal elite, the BNP will beat them with the sticks the left have been using in an attempt to crush the indigenous for decades.

johnofgwent said...

I tried to post this yesterday but as I was typing it the absurdity of the BBC News 24 item I was commenting on made me laugh so much I knocked a drink right over my laptop keyboard rendering it useless. I'll attend to that later, but for now ...

In a hapless attempt to say something useful and objective BBC News 24 have just (well, at 14:15 yesterday) sent one of their gophers to dig up something, ANYTHING that might relate to the figures on knife crime.

And so the oik comes on screen and his first words are 'Well, actually, there are no official figures for violent crime committed with knives. The only offcial survey available is of crimes committed with blunt force instruments'

It was at this point I laughed so hard I fell off my chair and flooded my keyboard.

Why ? Because I recall a lecture given long ago by Sir Bernard Knight, author of the Crowner John Mysteries and former Home Office Pathologist. And it was in that capacity that he was speaking about the subject of blunt force trauma.

"An attack using a blunt intrument" he said, "is an attack of opportunity or of last-gasp defence".

He went on to explain that blunt force attacks took place where an attacker grabs whatever they can find. A brick. A rock. Yes, a lump of lead piping. And that many such "attacks" are actually nothing of the sort but are DEFENCE. A rapist getting his come-uppance by taking his eyes off his intended victim for a split second too long at a crucial moment, allowing her to grab a nearby object and use it to deadly effect. A mugging victim being backed into a corner and finding at the last moment the means to crack the skull of his attacker, and at that same moment finding the survival instinct necessary to realise it's "them or me" which overrides the normal, decent, moral, behaviour code tha says beating a fellow human over the head "is just not on". even if they don't subscribve to the same view.

My point in these rantings ? Simply this. That to attempt to equate the figures for those who use whatever they can find, often to do nothing except repel a violent assault upon themselves which they never in a million years expected, with the deliberate act of going out armed with the means to do violence to others, is so much like comparing chalk and cheese that it is the act of the truly desperate.

Or the act of one caught with one's pants down promoting an utter untruth in hope of gaining favour with ones political masters.

fromwembley said...

It only gets worse, and I'm not just talking about the black on White crime.

Here in the US black on White crime is rampant, but most Whites don't recognize it. Why not? Because US culture has ingrained in Whites 2 things: 1) blacks are the eternal victims of racism and 2) Whites are to submit to black violence out of some sort of guilt complex or as some way to even up the score.

Sick, isn't it? But that's how it is here. Every single weekend in the US young White college girls are "carjacked" and murdered for their ATM cards, elderly Whites are killed for their measly possessions, or other Whites are killed just for sport. The mainstream media here does not report the race of suspects, and it usually doesn't report the race of the victim. Why not? To avoid White reprisals against blacks. And it works because Whites are kept ignorant of the truth and conditioned not to fight back.

Good luck to you all in the UK. This is what you'll end up with soon enough.