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Saturday, April 07, 2018

Help Me Restore 20-20 Hindsight, by Supporting WEJB/NSU!


You know the old saw, “Hindsight is 20/20.”

Well, it isn’t anymore. The adage assumed that we knew what happened in the past, and could thus wax superior about what we would have done.

The problem today is, most of us don’t know what happened. I don’t either, much of the time, but I do know that the “experts” of the Luegenpresse and the antiversity are lying… about virtually everything.

These characters feed us so many lies that over the years, I have frequently found that I had earlier bought a bill of goods.

A case in point: The Rodney King case. Back in 1991-1992, I assumed that the four white cops who had beaten black convict Rodney King had been guilty of using excessive force. The only thing they were guilty of was policing while white.

Every day for a solid year, each New York news broadcast opened with the George Holliday video of the cops beating King. All over the country, news departments were doing the same thing.

But what I wouldn’t find out was that it was a dirty video. Holliday had brought it to the KTLA, where someone deleted a couple of seconds at the beginning, when King charged the police. All the other stations used the same doctored video clip.

So, hundreds of millions of TV viewers only saw the cops beating King with metal batons. They didn’t see King charge the cops, and the media operatives showing the doctored video didn’t tell them that the cops had tased King twice, and swarmed him, with each cop grabbing a limb, which resulted in the very big, buff, King throwing off all four cops like rag dolls.

Media operatives had also taught me and millions of others that the L.A. riot was in response to the 1992 acquittal in state court of the four cops, who never should have been charged, in the first place. Meanwhile, King, who should have had his parole revoked and gone back to prison for his robbery conviction, as well as for speeding, DUI, and assaulting four cops, instead was paid millions of dollars for his crimes.

It was only many years later that I read Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD (1999), by cop-hating liberal Lou Cannon. From Cannon, I learned of the cops’ Tazing and swarming of King, of his refusal to submit and assaults of them, and that the blacks who started the riot hadn’t even known of the jury verdict. They just knew that the police were running away from them, and the media broadcast the cops’ retreat all over the city.

The 1992 L.A. riot was a de-policing riot. LAPD commanders had assumed that blacks would riot, and brought about a self-fulfilling prophecy.

How could I learn so much from a liberal media operative?

What it means to be a “liberal” has changed greatly over the course of the past 50-60 years. Old-time liberals might sympathize with racist blacks, but they were typically not bald-faced liars. Today, they are.

 
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I thank you, and your posterity will, too.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Stix

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"So, hundreds of millions of TV viewers only saw the cops beating King with metal batons."

From the time Rodney crashed the car until Rodney was cuffed and led away was 3 1/2 hours. All that time the cops cajoling, coaxing, telling Rodney to cooperate and give up. But Rodney was hard headed until the very end.