November 6, 2008

The biased, dirty, lying Memphis Commercial Appeal Newspaper

The following is a letter we received from a journalist who attended Dr. David Duke’s press conference on Thursday, November 6th.

I am a journalist who attended Dr. David Duke’s press conference today and I was shocked by the biased newspaper article I saw on the Commercial Appeal website about it. I can’t write about it in the publication I work for because I would lose my job for simply telling the truth about this matter.

I don’t agree with the politics of David Duke, but I consider myself a real journalist who aspires to write honestly and not bring my own prejudices to my work. I treat everyone, whether I agree with them or not with the same degree of respect and fairness. That’s why I referred to Dr. David Duke with the “Dr.” title, just as my articles on Dr. Martin Luther King refer to him with “Dr.” because that is his proper title. Dr. Duke is a PhD just as Dr. Martin Luther King was.

The Commercial Appeal article headlined: “Duke says white power conference set for new location.” In actual fact, Dr. Duke does not and has never used the slogan, “White Power.” The first thing Dr. Duke did at the press conference was to point out that he wasn’t a “White Power” advocate but a white civil rights advocate. He also clearly stated he was not a “white supremacist” but believed in equal rights for all “even for white people.” He contends that Whites face widespread racial discrimination in affirmative action hiring, promotions, scholarships and college admissions, and that government immigration policies will damage the long term, intrinsic interests of whites. The EURO president also said that there are thousands of groups in America that openly promote the interests of African Americans, Mexican Americans and Jewish Americans, so why shouldn’t Whites have the right to defend their rights and heritage.

He went on to relate that his original conference with over 100 rooms rented at the Whispering Woods Hotel was canceled after threats on the life of the Hotel Manager and his wife and children, and after Desoto county declared a State of Emergency. He said that America is not free when terrorist threats can prevent Americans from exercising their rights to assemble peaceably and speak freely. One of the scheduled conference speakers, a English-fluent human rights attorney from Moscow, Russia, Masha Vallachenko, expressed her shock at the cancellation saying, “I had always believed that America was the land of the free, but now I am not so sure.”

Reporting on the cancellation of the original meeting, the Commercial Appeal reporter wrote,

“The European-American Unity and Rights Conference was scheduled at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch, but the hotel later canceled the contract after the nature of the conference came to light and controversy soon followed.”

No, the conference was canceled after the hotel received terroristic threats and after a State of Emergency was declared in Desoto County by the Sheriff’s Office.

There has been no outrage by the media or by authorities at this provocation. I wonder what the Commercial Appeal would be writing if a NAACP national conference would have been canceled by White terrorist threats? The outrage would have been national if not world wide. The FBI would have certainly sent a task force down to uncover and prosecute the violators of civil rights.

The way David Duke and his supporter’s rights have been trampled some may be forgiven for thinking that he has a good point in saying that Whites are losing their heritage and rights in America.

Once The Drury Inn found out that the press planned to interview David Duke in his hotel room at 2 pm today, they refused to allow it. Dr. Duke honored the hotel’s request and met with the press meeting outside on public property. Later, the Drury Inn kicked Dr. Duke out of the hotel completely, saying that he couldn’t stay at the Drury Inn because the hotel had received threats. I wonder what the reaction to all this would have been if Jesse Jackson had been kicked out of the Drury Inn.

None of this was reported by the Commercial Appeal, in fact they didn’t even mention the cause of the cancellation of Duke’s conference: terrorist threats against this organization and the hotel. America is now allowing punks who make threats to take away our most precious constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. The human rights lawyer from Russia, had every right to be shocked by the fact that we are no longer the land of the free, and we Americans have every reason to be ashamed.

Through all this, David Duke and EURO will meet somewhere in the Memphis area on Saturday and Sunday.

1 comment:

PeskyFly said...

Actually, Duke isn't a PhD. He has a European degree that doesn't really translate well to either MA or PhD. It does represent a significant degree of work. Just as long as you're being a real journalist you should understand that the Devil's in the details.