Man, Bites Dog!

In a turnabout from the typical scene played out on the streets of New York, an Asian man attacked a homeless black man. In an unprovoked attack, Ro Malabanan tackled Samuel Frazier. Frazier was ditty-bobbing down the street assaulting random passersby. Malabanan was not involved but decided to intervene. He tackled Frazier and held him for police. Malabanan had no legal authority to intervene and did not justify his vigilante act.

The link is from the New York Post. The intro is my anticipated narrative from the New York Times on the incident. If I misstated the Times stance, it was only because I underestimated the depth of the reporter’s derangement.

Tell me that I don’t have a basis for the belief. Here’s a blast from the past. Still think the New York Times is a credible source for news.

Here are excerpts from the first New York Times article about Adolph Hitler.

He is credibly credited with being actuated by lofty, unselfish patriotism. He probably does not know himself just what he wants to accomplish. The keynote of his propaganda in speaking and writing is violent anti-Semitism. His followers are nicknamed the “Hakenkreuzler.” So violent are Hitler’s fulminations against the Jews that a number of prominent Jewish citizens are reported to have sought safe asylums in the Bavarian highlands, easily reached by fast motor cars, whence they could hurry their women and children when forewarned of an anti-Semitic St. Bartholomew’s night.

But several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler’s anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch masses of followers and keep them aroused, enthusiastic, and in line for the time when his organization is perfected and sufficiently powerful to be employed effectively for political purposes.

A sophisticated politician credited Hitler with peculiar political cleverness for laying emphasis and over-emphasis on anti-Semitism, saying: “You can’t expect the masses to understand or appreciate your finer real aims. You must feed the masses with cruder morsels and ideas like anti-Semitism. It would be politically all wrong to tell them the truth about where you really are leading them.”

Cyril Brown, New York Times, November 21, 1922

The final paragraph of the Brown story would seem to form the basis for all New Times journalist efforts from that point on to present day.