Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Importance of Being Ignorant: Neocon Blogs Get Snookered by Internet Race Hoax!

By Nicholas Stix

Well, well, well! It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bunch. First Things’ Gateway Pundit, Fire Andrea Mitchell, The Last Crusade and James Simpson at The American Thinker have all fallen for a hoax by a non-existent group, the “National Black Foot Soldiers Network,” who called black racist terrorist, child rapist, and murderer of four white police officers Maurice Clemmons a "Crowned BOW (Black on White) Martyr" and a “Muslim martyr,” asserted that Clemmons had converted to Islam while in prison, and claimed to have held a demonstration celebrating Clemmons outside of the coffee shop where he murdered the four officers.

The hoax quickly went viral, as one Republican blogger greedily took it, no questions asked, from his comrades.

It apparently occurred only to Simpson to seek after the original source of the claims. Ninety-nine point nine percent of blog reports derive from the media, but Google News has zero hits about such a demonstration or group. Ding, ding, ding! Bells are supposed to go off in a journalist’s head, in such a situation.

The black blogs in question (see also Black Male Felon; Underprivileged Journalism; others will doubtless multiply, over the next few weeks), and the loopy characters cited by them (e.g., Alfred “Issaquah” Shafford), are an interlocking set-up, and are certainly the work of the same mook who set up similar interlocking blogs (Ghetto Bragging Rights, etc.) following the Knoxville Horror (see also here) racial atrocity committed by Lemaricus Davisdson, Letalvis Cobbins, and others against Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom in January, 2007. But even James Simpson believed that “Black Foot Soldiers” was a real group.

The Republican bloggers, including James Simpson, all bit, because of the Islam angle. Anyone who took the trouble to read my work, would have quickly identified this as a hoax. But Republican writers are so terrified of race, that they prefer to remain blissfully ignorant about it.

It is so important to remain ignorant, because if you really seek after knowledge about black racism, you’ll no longer be seen as respectable among the other Republican dunces. And we can’t have that, now, can we? Yowser!


Old Atlantic Lighthouse said...

Thanks for the heads up. I wouldn't want to miss this. Your point is exactly right on target. You've built a great body of work on this.

ARaceAgainstTime said...

On Tuesday I wrote on my blog that I wouldn't be surprised if there was a vigil held for Maurice Clemmons, since one was held for Lovelle Mixon after he gunned down four officers in Oakland earlier this year.

But when I saw the story yesterday about the
"National Black Foot Soldiers," my first thought was that it was a hoax. I wasn't fooled.

James Simpson said...

Actually, if you READ my post, you will see that I checked carefully and stated that there WAS NO PROTEST, whoever the black foot soldiers are, whoever NBR and the other groups cited are. There is no doubt about what they posted. I also said that Clemmons' conversion to Islam could not be verified. It was claimed by the blogger "Last Crusade" w/o attribution. Finally Mixon did generate a protest in Oakland. So please explain to me how I got snookered.

Jim Simpson

108042 said...

There is video on youtube of a group claiming the NBFS mantle protesting in support of Oakland cop killer Lovelle Mixon.

Nicholas said...

Thanks for the heads-up, heatsketch.

Anonymous said...

Whether or not is a hoax is irrelevant. What is relevant is the message it sends.

Nicholas said...

Anonymous said...
Whether or not is a hoax is irrelevant. What is relevant is the message it sends.

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