Personally I believe actual Journalism is all but dead. Journalists have always slanted one way or another but their professionalism kept them after the truth. What happened? Are we as a society so hooked on "Dirty Laundry" and sensationalism that we do not want the truth?
This Cop in Cambridge Mass. that arrested the black professor was first portrayed as a RACIST. When I first heard the story as it broke, it only came out that a racist cop arrested a man in his own home. It come out that Racial Profiling was the only motivation of this cop arresting the "Harvard Professor" the media elevated the status of the professor and trashed the cop.
Well the facts are emerging, it was not until the police report was released till the story began to change. Where is Mainstream media? Boston globe so embarrassed by the truth coming out that they scrubbed the story from their website.
Henry Gates labeled the Cop a Racist simply because he was being asked for ID. I am white and I know if I get loud with a peace officer and refuse to show ID when asked... I'm going to jail.
But this man immediately turned it to a race issue. Mr Gates would have turned it to a race issue as well if a Cop asked someone in the house and they simply said they lived there, and the cop allowed buglers to empty the house. A stink would have been made that the officers allowed the house to be robbed. This RACIST professor would have twisted the facts to support his agenda no matter how it came down.
But the facts not coming through mainstream is that a passing woman observed two black men with back packs forcing the front door open (With a crowbar) called 911. Officer Crowley responded and was trying to diffuse the situation and Professor Gates made a much bigger deal than the situation needed to be. OK fine media made a mistake. where is the retraction? Now that Obama has stepped back from his original position I am sure a new statement will be made.
If I was a crook I know where the safest house to heist right now.
Obama made the mistake of taking the wrong side, I have said all along he is a Racist. And comenting like he did without knowing the facts supports my OPINION. Reference Jemimah Wright.