Producers of television crime programs and publishers of major newspapers have admitted that they intentionally skew coverage to downplay minority criminal activity, part of a racist, anti-white overreaction to complaints by liberal groups that crime programs portray blacks and Latinos as criminal and out of control.
In a recent column by Ben Shapiro, a political columnist syndicated by Creators Syndicate, John Langley, producer of the television show “Cops,” admitted that he consciously inserts an anti-white bias into his programming:
“I show more white people than statistically what the truth is in terms of street crime,” Langley said. “If you look at the prisons it’s 60-something percent people of color, and 30-something percent of white people. If you look at ‘Cops,’ it’s 60 percent white and 40 percent [blacks and Hispanics] . . . it’s just the reverse. And I do that intentionally.”
Editors at mainstream publications have also conceded that they downplay the race of criminals, because they do not want the public to know that most criminals are black or Hispanic. Tom Kent, a deputy managing editor for the Associated Press, recently stated that the number of blacks who commit crimes “probably would not be germane to the story” in most of the news wire’s press coverage. Gerould Kern, senior vice president and editor of The Chicago Tribune has said, in defense of the same policies, that “we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin,” and that his paper does so by altering the facts of the news when it doesn’t suit their political ends. Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander has said the same, telling readers that “The Post should always be sensitive to overplaying stories, especially if race is involved.”
Of course, the issue of not mentioning race becomes more serious when minority criminals are engaged in racist violence against white people—a relatively common situation that is broadly denied by the mainstream news. The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Timesand The Washington Post have all been accused of doing this in various reports.