Canada: Blatant smearing of White people by the media

“The (above) article recaps the events of a couple of years ago involving threats and racist graffiti aimed at Seun Oyinsan and Rita Brown, a mixed-race couple living in Newmarket… However, in a Toronto Star article published on February 1st, 2012, we are told that Anthony Burke, 63, of Bradford, who was charged with criminal harassment and other offences in this matter and subsequently convicted, is himself black…

“… with this key piece of information witheld, your article gives the impression that the events in Newmarket were the result of white racism against blacks and racially-mixed couples.”

Below is the text of a registered letter I sent to “Yorkregion.com” on December 31st following their publication of a “warm fuzzy” article about Ontario’s York Regional Police and their efforts to combat “racism”.  (“Warm fuzzies” are the opposite of “cold pricklies”.)  It was signed for on January 2nd.

The wording of my letter is self-explanatory, and here it is:

“Dear Editor:

Re: “York cops continue to battle hate crimes” – Jeremy Grimaldi, Dec 30th, 2012.

“The above article recaps the events of a couple of years ago involving threats and racist graffiti aimed at Seun Oyinsan and Rita Brown, a mixed-race couple living in Newmarket.  We are told of the shock and horror the community felt because of these acts, and of the surge of revulsion felt by the police, public, and politicians alike.

“However, in a Toronto Star article published on February 1st, 2011, we are told that Anthony Burke, 63, of Bradford, who was charged with criminal harassment and other offences in this matter and subsequently convicted, is himself black.

“I think it unlikely that you are unaware of this development, and with this key piece of information witheld, your article gives the impression that the events in Newmarket were the result of white racism against blacks and racially-mixed couples.

“It re-inforces the stereotype of white people as uniformly resenting newcomers and the diversity that they bring, and of being prone to commit ‘hate crimes’.

“In my opinion, your failure to provide this vital piece of information effectively constitutes an unfair smearing of white people, and an unreserved apology is called for.”

I haven’t the faintest doubt that I myself am considered to be a “racist”, and quite frankly, I am proud of my designation insofar as it identifies me as being opposed to the norms of “political correctness”.

When a newspaper reports about racist activities, the assumption is clearly going to be that Whites are responsible, unless the report clearly states otherwise.

And despite the fact that the guilty person in this case was a Black man, that vital fact remains unmentioned; thus, I believe that Whites are being unjustifiably and perhaps even maliciously smeared by this news report, hence my complaint.

Neither myself nor the public in general deserve this sneaky, backdoor, smear campaign against White people.  Particularly when the proof of the unfairness of this insinuated guilt comes from a major newspaper which is part of the same organization which owns the reporting entity; “Yorkregion.com” is owned by “Metroland Media Group Ltd”, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation which owns the Toronto Star.

We can reasonably expect a thoroughly politically-correct and “progressive” response, if there is to be one at all.

If I remember correctly, the Ontario Press Council was set up at least in part by the Toronto Star some 40 years ago as the result of a need to avoid policing by government agencies following a number of serious complaints about press abuses.

Perhaps we will have an opportunity to find out whether or not this initiative towards voluntary self-policing will bear fruit… certainly, I find it rather delicious that the proof of this smear comes from the omnipotent Toronto Star itself.

Jeff Goodall.

Read “York cops continue to battle hate crimes” (Dec. 30th, 2012) here.

Read “Bradford man arrested for hate crimes against biracial couple” (Feb. 1st, 2012) here.

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