|Murder victim, Kevin O'Malley|
Kristopher Pitts of Chicago's West side Humboldt Park was apprehended within minutes by Chicago Police and identified by witnesses as the shooter.
He had O'Malley's smart phone in his pocket and his fingerprints on a gun found nearby.
Pitts, who had travelled from the West side in search of white prey, was out on bail for felony assault of a Chicago cop.
But you don't need to know the fact that the victim, O'Malley, was white and that the alleged assailant was black.
That's, at least, according to the smug, smarmy Steve Chapman of the ever decreasingly credible Chicago Tribune.
We, along with most sentient people who still give the Chicago Tribune a shred of thought, have known for a long time that Chicago's sadly decrepit news organ regularly censors news of black on white crime.
Still, it's nice to hear a Tribune apparatchik unabashedly spew a lame rationale for such intellectual dishonesty, from his own mouth.
Here is the Chicago Tribune's Steve Chapman's flaccid pretext for censorship as introduced and quoted in WND:
"Tribune editors and columnists spend more time explaining why they do not report on racial violence in Chicago than actually reporting it. And for readers who wonder why the Trib is so heavily invested in ignoring and denying the epidemic of black-mob violence in Chicago, the Trib’s Steve Chapman has an answer: You are a racist for even asking."
“There are good reasons not to identify the attackers by race. It’s the newspaper’s sound general policy not to mention race in a story, whether about crime or anything else, unless it has some clear relevance to the topic.
“My question to readers accusing us of political correctness is: Why do you care so much about the attackers’ race? If you fear or dislike blacks, I suppose it would confirm your prejudice. But otherwise, it tells you nothing useful.”
"You don't need to know"
Black on white criminal victimization in Chicago has reached endemic proportions which warrant public concern, public discussion and public action.
But to the cultural Marxists at the Chicago Tribune, you don't need to know about that.
In the hazy world of these journalistically pretentious, ideological warriors, only black lives matter.