Promoting further distrust of the police

Where else but America could a person continually write utter claptrap in a nationally recognized newspaper and be a highly paid columnist?

Lonnae O'Neal's most recent column on Chicago completely ignores the 8 murdered, 20 wounded over the Thanksgiving weekend in favor of a myopic focus on one tragic police shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.  Our intrepid Washington Post reporter interviewed local police, claiming that “a wall of white officers staring at me with ill-concealed hostility.”  She informed interview subject police chief Robert Tracy of “contempt ... so palpable” that he considerately inquired who specifically had been disrespectful.  Her unhinged, bogeyman response: “But it wasn't about an officer, I told him. It was a culture.”  How an individual who says such things in print can be taken seriously by anyone mystifies me.

After all, the living is easy when earning a fat paycheck in a safe, cushy office to demonize life-risking “white” cops with a broad brush of racism or quote an anonymous source libeling Chicago police as “the biggest gang” in the city.

Contrary to irresponsible opinion, Ms. O'Neal disregards facts inconsistent with her divisive, race-based narratives: the daily growing, already record-setting 463 killings due in overwhelming measure to black-on-black homicide – including the most appalling execution-style murder of 9-year-old Tayshawn Lee.  How much worse would the Wild Wild West of Chicago be without an ongoing police presence?

The vital former function of newspapers as unbiased disseminators of information to the public has mutated into the destructive spread of full-fledged propaganda.  The reality of Ms. O'Neal (and others like her) remaining on the payroll demonstrates precisely why the MSM isn't trusted – and rightfully shouldn't be – and as a direct consequence is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

David L. Hunter is on Twitter and blogs at davidlhunter.blogspot.com.  He has previously been published in multiple in The Washington PostThe Washington Times, FrontPage Mag, and extensively in Canada Free Press and American Thinker.

Where else but America could a person continually write utter claptrap in a nationally recognized newspaper and be a highly paid columnist?

Lonnae O'Neal's most recent column on Chicago completely ignores the 8 murdered, 20 wounded over the Thanksgiving weekend in favor of a myopic focus on one tragic police shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.  Our intrepid Washington Post reporter interviewed local police, claiming that “a wall of white officers staring at me with ill-concealed hostility.”  She informed interview subject police chief Robert Tracy of “contempt ... so palpable” that he considerately inquired who specifically had been disrespectful.  Her unhinged, bogeyman response: “But it wasn't about an officer, I told him. It was a culture.”  How an individual who says such things in print can be taken seriously by anyone mystifies me.

After all, the living is easy when earning a fat paycheck in a safe, cushy office to demonize life-risking “white” cops with a broad brush of racism or quote an anonymous source libeling Chicago police as “the biggest gang” in the city.

Contrary to irresponsible opinion, Ms. O'Neal disregards facts inconsistent with her divisive, race-based narratives: the daily growing, already record-setting 463 killings due in overwhelming measure to black-on-black homicide – including the most appalling execution-style murder of 9-year-old Tayshawn Lee.  How much worse would the Wild Wild West of Chicago be without an ongoing police presence?

The vital former function of newspapers as unbiased disseminators of information to the public has mutated into the destructive spread of full-fledged propaganda.  The reality of Ms. O'Neal (and others like her) remaining on the payroll demonstrates precisely why the MSM isn't trusted – and rightfully shouldn't be – and as a direct consequence is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

David L. Hunter is on Twitter and blogs at davidlhunter.blogspot.com.  He has previously been published in multiple in The Washington PostThe Washington Times, FrontPage Mag, and extensively in Canada Free Press and American Thinker.