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Sunday, June 24, 2007

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Isn't it amazing that these White supremacists still feel the need to defend some warped sense of honor when it comes to African-American media. As Mr. Starks and I have stated many times on our radio broadcasts (and the blog), the Klan can literally sit back in a barcalounger and witness aspects of Black America imploding without intervention. The supremacists didn't adhere to that memo when it came to African American columnist, Leonard Pitts, Jr. Check out the latest from EurWeb.com:

WHITE SUPREMACISTS THREATEN BLACK COLUMNIST: FBI called to investigate threats against Leonard Pitts Jr.

A column about black-on-white crime written by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and first-ever RadioScope editor Leonard Pitts Jr. has rankled the white supremacist underground and led to serious threats that are being investigated by the FBI.

Days after his column "Oppressed Whites? Give Me A Break" appeared in The Miami Herald, white supremacist Web site Overthrow.com posted his address, his home phone number and the name of his wife. Similarly-themed Internet sites picked up the baton and added directions to Pitts’ house along with a satellite image of his neighborhood.

"Pitts has received dozens of hostile phone calls at his home and about 400 e-mails,” said Dave Wilson, The Miami Herald's managing editor for news, in a Herald article. "An unsettling number of those were threats.”

Pitts' June 3 column disagreed with a belief among white supremacists that the recent murders of a white couple in Knoxville, Tenn. reflected a surge in racially motivated violence by blacks against whites and is not being reported by the “liberal media” as much as white-on-black crime. The supremacists cite the Duke Lacrosse case as an example.

Although five blacks have been arrested for the Knoxville murders, Pitts emphasized that the killings weren't being investigated as a hate crime, and he rejected the groups' contention that black-on-white crime is underreported. He also wrote that blacks and Hispanics ``are underrepresented in news media as victims of crime and significantly overrepresented as perpetrators, based on crime statistics.'

Pitts, who won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, closed by offering four words to white Americans who feel victimized: "Cry me a river."

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