Newspaper Publishes the Truth About Dallas Bloodbath, Quickly Apologizes

Even now you can sometimes read the truth in newspapers. When this occurs, editors are quick to apologize:

“Gunman targeted whites,” read the lead story headline in the Commercial Appeal, a member of the USA Today network. The headline was accurate, as Dallas gunman Micah Xavier Johnson explicitly talked about [how he] wanted to kill white police officers…

That didn’t stop protestors from gathering outside the paper’s office in downtown Memphis on Wednesday to express their displeasure, some holding signs that read “Black Lives Matter.”

That’s all it took.

Commercial Appeal editor Louis Graham quickly apologized after meeting with the protestors, and wrote an editorial titled, “We got it wrong.”

Wringing his hands submissively, Graham sniveled,

“That front page minimized the broader refrain of what’s happening in our country with anguish over the deaths of young black men at the hands of police. It has been viewed as suggesting that this newspaper values the lives of white police officers more than young black men who have died in incident after incident.”

In other words, the Commercial Appeal firmly established that it is on the side of lowlife hoodlums and the mobs of thugs who deify them against the police officers those mobs are getting killed.

Will this be enough to placate the mob’s leaders? Of course not. No degree of submission could ever be enough.

One of the protest leaders, Pastor Earle Fisher of the Memphis Grassroots Organization Coalition, said following a meeting with Commercial Appeal employees that the situation highlighted “the need for cultural sensitivity training.”

A free press requires more than an Amendment in the Bill of Rights. It also requires enough courage to speak the truth even if bullies don’t want it heard.

Reporting the truth is a thought crime.

On a tip from Torcer. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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