White Nationalists are People Too

August 23, 2006 at 12:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Did anybody else catch the 20/20 special last night on white nationalism in America? The portions I caught were remarkably even-handed. Almost too even-handed, in fact. The individuals they interviewed on camera were mostly well-spoken, clean-cut, normal people. Except they were unapologetic racists. I didn’t catch the entire show, but the parts I saw seemed like they would make for an excellent introduction into a discussion on journalistic ethics and the limits, if any, of “unbiased” reporting.

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Dave K August 23, 2006 at 1:29pm

I caught the last 5-10 minutes of it.  I also noticed it to be a well-balanced report, something that surprised me.  My jaw hit the floor when they sang the song about James Earl Ray.  I can’t believe anyone is capable of putting the words in that song together.  The way they were singing it made it even more disgusting.

Mr. T August 23, 2006 at 10:27pm

were mostly well-spoken, clean-cut, normal people

That is because low-intensity, under-the-radar racist attitudes are shared by many “normal” people nowadays unfortunately. The guys running around in white sheets or with swastika tattoos are only the small, visible minority of out and out racists nowadays.

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