"I had specifically come to this rally because it was supposed to be especially diverse.And, on the stage at least, it was.The speakers included a black doctor who bashed Democrats for crying racism, a Hispanic immigrant who said that she had never received a single government entitlement and a Vietnamese immigrant who said that the Tea Party leader was God.It felt like a bizarre spoof of a 1980s Benetton ad."
A week ago, Mr. Blow wrote another column, one about his son stopped by the police. Mr. Blow's obsession with skin color would not allow him to put the Michael Brown story behind, even after AG Holder decided not to go after Officer Wilson.
"At The New York Times, it seems, some key facts are just not fit to print when they don’t fit the liberal narrative.That appears to be the case with Charles Blow’s column in Monday’s edition of the paper. It was about how his son, a student at Yale, had been “accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!”Blow, who is black, described his horror at learning how the officer questioned his son, Tahj, who’s also black, with gun drawn -- presumably because of his son’s race.“In these moments,” he wrote, “what you’ve done matters less than how you look.” In tweets, Blow invoked hashtag slogans from the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, #BlackLivesMatter and #ICantBreathe, saying his son’s experience shows why young black men are right to fear cops.Yet in his entire 867-word piece, and in all his tweets, Blow omitted a key fact: The officer who drew his gun is also black.OK, maybe Blow didn’t think this was relevant -- black cops can be biased, too. But why not let readers decide for themselves?There were other omissions and distortions.Yale’s police chief, for example, is also black.And while Blow did concede his son was stopped because cops were responding to a call about a burglary suspect who fit Tahj’s description, a Yale official says Blow’s claim that his son was “accosted” is “deeply inaccurate.”
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