The ombudsman at the Washington Post wants to know why his own paper took so long to report on a major story about how the Obama-Holder Justice Department pulled the plug on a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party.
The Post had zero stories until last Thursday. Ombudsman Andrew Alexander, calling it like it is, accused the liberal paper, known to its critics as Pravda on the Potomac, of ignoring the Justice story for political and ideological reasons. The Post was party to a general blackout of this story by the left-wing media, which has been covering for this president whenever it can get away with it.
The case in question, well-known in conservative circles and hardly known by the general public, is summarized by the ex-Justice Department official in the center of it, J. Christian Adams:
“On election day 2008, armed men wearing the black berets and jackboots of the New Black Panther Party were stationed at the entrance to a polling place in Philadelphia. They brandished a weapon and intimidated voters and poll watchers. After the election, the Justice Department brought a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party and those armed thugs. I and other Justice attorneys diligently pursued the case and obtained an entry of default after the defendants ignored the charges. Before a final judgment could be entered in May 2009, our superiors ordered us to dismiss the case.”
Adams, testifying before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, accused the Justice Department of instructing attorneys in the civil rights division to ignore cases that involved black defendants and white victims. He said the department demonstrated a pattern of "hostility" toward those kinds of cases. He described the Black Panther case as only one example.
Video of the New Black Panther incident has been viewed about 1.5 million times on YouTube.
Does anyone doubt that the left-wing media would be all over this story if a Republican Justice Department stood accused of racial preferences for whites? Hello?
Hilariously, the Post editor responsible used the excuse that he didn’t have enough staff to cover the story. I guess that’s because the Post has put all its manpower into an upcoming expose that will damage U.S. national security and endanger American lives by outing private contractors doing intelligence work.
Being short staffed has become the excuse dujour when a story embarrassing to the first Black President needs ignoring. Or, editors suddenly discover slow and cautious journalism, such as when an undercover filmmaker posing as a pimp filmed a staffer at Barack Obama’s beloved ACORN giving “business advice” for a child prostitution ring.
Big Media was dragged kicking and screaming into that story. There are lots of other examples, big and small, where hard charging coverage like we saw during Bush would take down this feeble presidency.
We all know that most reporters in the left-wing media voted for Obama. But they do their champion in the White House no service by covering for him.
The soft coddling coverage is like a doctor who gives a diseased patient only painkillers to mask the symptoms. The bottom is going to fall out on Election Day, anyway.