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Why is Breitbart Promoting the Central Park 5 Hoax?
I have just become acquainted with a “conservative” movie critic named Christian Toto. Toto—the man, not the dog—has all sorts of Republican bona fides: Not only does Breitbart (the Web site, not the man) publish him on a regular basis, but so too does the Washington Times.
Toto’s newest contribution to “conservative” cultural journalism is in support of the most vicious race hoax of the week.
On the night on April 19, 1989, as many as 40 racist, black and Hispanic teenagers, 14-16 years old, entered Central Park, with the intention of robbing and beating whites, and split up into smaller groups. They attempted to attack about a dozen people (including one or two white Hispanics), a few of whom managed to escape the mobs.
One person whom a sub-group of up to 15 teenagers raped and beat almost to death was a 28-year-old, 5’4,” 105 lb. investment banker whom whites would come to know simply as “the Central Park Jogger.”
Blacks knew the victim’s name because, in an orgy of hatred, their newspapers published her name repeatedly in every article about the case. (Actually, they knew her as “Patricia Meili,” which name was passed along by one of the racists’ confederates in the NYPD, prosecutor’s office, or hospital. The victim actually goes by Trisha, and came forward in 2003.)
The New York City media did a decent job on the crime itself, one of the last times they did regarding a black-on-white hate crime. However, they refused to report on the black hate campaign that was unleashed against the victim.
Although the attackers’ defense counsel knew that Meili had suffered brain damage and trauma from the attack, which caused her to lose over 70 percent of her blood, and spend 10 days in a coma, they subpoenaed her to testify at her attackers‘ two split trials in 1990.
Not only did the attackers’ black supporters know Meili’s name, but they also knew exactly what she looked like, for they identified her on the street when they saw her coming, and showed their compassion, by screaming at her:
“The boyfriend did it!”
“She did it to herself!”
The five attackers who went on trial were all convicted and did prison time. However, police had announced from the start that they did not have all of the attackers, including the one whose semen was found at the scene.
I have written many articles on this case, going back to at least 2000. My most succinct treatment was within a 2009 article published at VDARE:
The attackers’ black supremacist supporters never quit promoting their hoax, whereby the attackers were the innocent, black and brown victims of racism. As the media became ever more racist towards whites and ever more solicitous of racist, black and brown cut-throats, and Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau followed suit, the MSM and Morgenthau eventually came around to the Bizarro World, black supremacist hoax narrative, in which the attackers were the new “Scottsboro Boys,” and even helped out by airbrushing its worst excesses out of the picture. The attackers’ sentences were vacated in 2002. They have been seeking ever since to extort $250 million out of the city’s white and Asian tax base.
The attackers have since picked up white leftists, including anti-white “documentarian” Ken Burns, his daughter, and the latter’s husband. The Burns Gang have so far produced a book and a mockumentary. Doing well by doing evil, the gang has made millions of dollars for itself, and seeks to make hundreds of millions of dollars for the attackers.
In the spirit of the times, the Burns and Central Park gangs have gotten help from the good Republicans at the New York Post, and now, Breitbart.
The Big Lie talking points that all of the attackers’ apologists constantly repeat, including now “conservative Republicans” like Toto—the man, not the dog—is that the attackers were “exonerated”and that their confessions were “coerced.”
There was no evidence of any “coercion,” and none of the men was “exonerated.” Their convictions were vacated, which is a different matter, and the reasoning, or lack thereof, that Robert Morgenthau proferred on behalf of vacating those convictions would have been embarrassing, coming from a first-year law student.
A Breitbart reader was kind enough to post a link to my blog, which has so far gotten me over 100 hits, but some of my other comments, including one with a link to the Thomas Clough report cited below, were blocked. Meanwhile, Breitbart’s censors post the most vile comments by hoax supporters.
Two comprehensive, but little-read reports decisively refute the hoax story. One is by Thomas Clough (2002; updated in 2003 (22,800 words)) and the other was commissioned by NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
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BH INTERVIEW: KEN BURNS ILLUMINATES BIG APPLE INJUSTICE WITH “THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE” By CHRISTIAN TOTO 22 December 2012 Breitbart
You didn't have to live in New York to know about the Central Park jogger case.
The Big Apple burned with rage when news broke of a jogger who was beaten, raped and left for dead back in 1989, a crime that sent five minority teens to jail. The trial and convictions pulsated far beyond the city's five boroughs, but the teens' subsequent exoneration [NS: Lie!] got far less attention in the press. [The campaign to vacate their convictions got tons of media coverage. Who’re you kidding?]
“We found everyone remembers the case … but a very small percentage of people really remember what happened,” documentary filmmaker Ken Burns tells Big Hollywood. “Many think they got off on a technicality.”
Burns is justifiably outraged [bull] over that fact, a reason he co-directed the new documentary “The Central Park Five.”
The film, now playing in select cities, was co-directed by Burns' daughter, Sarah Burns, and her husband, David McMahon. The movie shows how coerced [Lie!] confessions, five very frightened [Ha!] teens and a media willing to swallow the easy-to-define narrative [Narrative? Swallow?] doomed the group's youth and innocence.
“To us, it was an extraordinary tragedy. What did happen? Who where these five [Breitbart: teens]? [Burns had probably said, “children.”] They were demonized by the press,” he says. [They weren’t “demonized,” they were, and are, demons!] To tell their story, Burns and his colleagues painted a picture of a less than glorious Big Apple.
“We didn't shy away from dumping you in the middle of the s—t. New York City was going to hell in a hand basket.” he says.
“The Central Park Five” blasts the media and the legal community together for helping dish out injustice. A few journalists take part in the documentary, but the prosecutorial team deferred.
“They knew they couldn't answer any of the questions we were going to ask of them,” he says bluntly. [Liar!] “We bent over backwards to represent them as fairly as we could,” he adds. The film eschews narration on [sic] only uses a handful of title cards to frame the story.
The film does allow the five teens, now adults, to share their sides of the story.
"They're extraordinary human beings ... with an absence of bitterness that's impressive," he says. [What reason do they have to be bitter?]
Burns typically toils on behalf of PBS, and his next project returns him to the small screen. It could be his biggest project to date - remembering the Vietnam War.... [Toto promotes Burns’ planned Vietnam propaganda operation.]