It’s the ultimate downside of being unaware of this news media racist practice that’s at the root of the unsolved race and social justice problem, particularly when you want to use your platform to lead the cause. You can’s pass on what you don’t know.
Here’s the jaw-dropping eye-opener. The silence of the good people that Martin Luther King Jr. described, can’t top the self-inflicted harm we black folks have been doing to ourselves. The Big Cover-Up” video shows how we’ve been literally fooling ourselves during these fifty years of integration with “integration delusion,” defined as thinking that with integration the press and police ended their traditional racist practices. The failure to understand the key role of the news media in the unsolved race and social justice problem is among the biggest racist oversights in the history of our advancement.
Camera phones and YouTube have shown that the integration of police departments has not ended the police racist’s practices. However, The Big Cover-Up” video also shows there is little to no awareness of the integrated news media’s racist practice of supporting the police in race and police encounters. Knowing integration did not end this news media racist practice is why we were ready, when the Crowley-Gates -President Obama affair happened, to document the behavior of various groups reacting to this high-profile racist incident that also involved the black President.
At the time, our thought was, “okay let’s see if the integrated news media is going to do their racist thing of supporting the cops in race and police encounters, with the black President involved?” We were hopeful when at first Greta Van Susteran of Fox news and Anderson Cooper of CNN conducted straightforward coverage, exposing Sgt. Crowley’s false police report. “Okay look’s like the news media is covering this the right way.”
However, that assessment was short lived. In the very next news cycle everything changed. There was absolutely no follow-up on Sgt. Crowley’s false police report, which we were looking for by checking all the news outlets. What we saw was that the news media had immediately shifted to the police being “pissed-off” at President Obama for criticizing the cops. Ironically this angry cops narrative was spearheaded by CNN deceptively using their two black host T J Holmes and Don Lemon to deliver the angry at President Obama angle.
Seeing the integrated news media continue their racist practice of supporting the police in race and police encounters and supporting Sgt. Crowley even after his deception was exposed on national television was revealing racist news media behavior. It showed this is a basic racist editorial practice in which these news people are wittingly or unwittingly engaged. It’s an unwritten rule as real in the news media as the code of silence is with police. That explained how the false police report was ignored by the news media and cops being angry was the only story being pushed. This was so blatant, it gave us all the evidence we need to show not only is the integrated news media not holding cops accountable in race and police encounters, in this incident, the news media is knowingly supporting this racist police misconduct despite the involvement of the black President. We caught it all on video including the black female cop making the most outlandish statement denouncing President Obama, and the black Governor, declaring that police never do wrong, before dramatically embracing Sgt. Crowley. It was priceless video evidence and just the beginning of even more self-defeating awareness-raising insights.
It turns out this lack of awareness of press and police complicity in race and police encounters goes way back. Even before integration. Apparently, we are among the few who have been aware of this racist editorial news media practice. Upon reflection, it’s the one major racist news media practice never realized by all of our scholars to this day. In all of our readings from James Baldwin to Malcolm X we can find no works. writings or speeches showing any awareness of this racist editorial practice of the mainstream news media supporting the police in the race and police encounters. But for “The Big Cover-Up” video, which shows the whole breakthrough story of the integrated news media supporting the cover-up of the illegal racist arrest of professor Gates by Sgt. Crowley in the Crowley Gates Obama affair, this would still be America’s news media best kept racist secret.
Many of these people will support the solution once they become aware of the problem. However, the “integration delusion” phenomenon is key to understanding how such an offensive and effective racist news media practice has escaped the awareness of our best and brightest. Most importantly it explains how the news media could show Sgt. Crowley’s false police report on national television and switch it to making Sgt. Crowley a hero and President Obama the villian.
We have reported on these prominent black spokesmen in other articles on this website because they are perfect examples of this “integration delusion” phenomenon, which is key to the lack of awareness of the news media support of police in race and police encounters. The video showing the late Colin Powel and Juan Williams, these high profile prominent black men on national television assuring the American people that the presence of these black cops means no racist offense occurred is the epidemy of this “integration delusion” phenomenon. Stephen A. Smith with the best intentions, adamantly denouncing Professor Gates in support of the lying Sgt. Crowley took the lack of awareness to another level. Ironically, it’s the involvement of the black President that had everyone reacting to the high-profile incident being part of a permanent record documented and there for all to be able to look back on. The good, the bad, and the unfortunate.
This lack of awareness among these three prominent black guys turned out to be the proverbial tip of the iceberg, showing black Americans at all levels being unaware of this news media’s tradition and practice of supporting the police in race and police encounters. It will be interesting to see the response of all of these knowing black folks on the subject of the unsolved race and social justice problem. Colin Powel set a great high character example in going back and apologizing for being wrong and misleading on the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us but we don’t doubt he would hasten to correct his mistake in the Gates Crowley Obama affair had he been made aware of his error.
Stephen A Smith, is also known for publicly correcting his mistakes. In his customary emphatic delivery, he adamantly and erroneously denounced Prof. Gates in support of the lying Sgt. Crowley. However, in Stephen A being unaware of this press and police complicity in race and police matters, he’s in the company of our greatest writers and historians. “Integration delusion” is the best explanation we can offer for the reason that not even one of our most notable and brilliant authors, writers, and thinkers have recognized this racist news media support of police in race and police encounters in their works. Going all the way back to James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and up to current day famous black authors like, Alice Walker, Kendi X, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, no exceptions. Even though they try to cover all aspects of racism in all of its mutations in their works. The systemic racist no-accountability practice in the integrated news media in race and police encounters that’s been going on for these fifty integration years as graphically revealed in “The Big Cover-Up” video is nowhere in any of their writings or speeches. That makes the video the ultimate “smoking gun” showing this editorial practice in the integrated news media that omits news media accountability in race and police encounters has escaped them all, which we’re finally exposing. This is also an opportunity for Stephen A to speak up for the big picture solution.
Right now, we are apparently the only hope to expose and fix this racist problem as we move forward. Even our high profile black history professors at these major universities who regularly appear on national television, presumed to be the authorities on racism in all of its overt and subtle nuances. Dr. Cornel West, Harvard, Eddie Glide Princeton, Michael Eric Dyson Vanderbilt. Nowhere in their works or numerous television appearances have they shown awareness of this lack of news media accountability in race and police encounters that’s at the heart of the unsolved race and social justice problem. It goes to show the uniqueness of this revelation and how fortunate we are as a race that this practice and problem has finally been identified. It’s left to put the solution in place.