Skip to comments.It's a White Male Crime Wave … on TV!
Posted on 12/22/2002 8:25:23 PM PST by mrustow
Toogood Reports [Monday, December 23, 2002; 12:01 a.m. EST]
Those evil, white males are at it again. In the past two months, Neo-Nazis have shot up and started explosions in Los Angeles not once, but twice. The Russian mob has also laid the City of Angels to waste. A priest was caught abusing an altar boy in Boston. A sniper terrorized the Miami area. In Philly, a white male was caught kidnapping girls, and turning them into sex slaves. In New York, innocent young black men were up for the death penalty, having been racially profiled in a murder case, when the real killer was white. And a white male is seeking to explode a nuclear weapon in L.A. (Los Angeles has suffered the worst, by far.)
What, you haven't heard? Then you've been watching all the wrong shows. The white male crime wave is happening on network TV dramas, of course. The neo-Nazi stories both played out during the first few weeks of Michael Mann (Miami Vice, Heat) and Frank Spotnitz' (The X-Files, Millennium) new police show, Robbery Homicide Division. That's a real poverty of imagination. One white supremacist story line per year, would already be pushing it.
Reality check: In the real Los Angeles, the murder rate is skyrocketing, but white guys have nothing to do with it. It's the real gangs that are doing the killing, particularly the black Crips and Bloods in South Central. ABC News is careful to avoid mentioning the racial character of the gangs. According to L.A.'s new police commissioner, William Bratton, over 100,000 young Los Angelenos are gang members. Bratton, who formerly ran the Boston and New York City departments, seeks state and federal intervention but not due to fictional white supremacist or Russian gangs.
The Robbery Homicide Division producers' racial pandering was to no avail. On December 11, CBS cancelled the show. The Tiffany network had previously made the ominous move of changing the series' night from Friday to Saturday. CBS executives denied that the cancellation had anything to do with the December 9 arrest on suspicion of domestic battery of star Tom Sizemore ("Detective Lt. Sam Cole"), whose girlfriend charged him with slugging and threatening her.
Although all of the priest abuse cases that have recently been uncovered involved incidents that happened years ago, that didn't stop Boston Public producer-writer David Kelley from exploiting the situation. Kelley has avoided dealing with the real problem plaguing the Church, of predatory, pederastic homosexuality, and the bishops who have tolerated it.
In re David E. Kelley: Watching the creative deterioration of the man who was once TV's shining prince into the equivalent of a supermarket tabloid, may please some of Kelley's critics, but for this observer the spectacle has been one of the great tragedies of contemporary television. As with the ancient Greeks, Kelley's great sin has been that of hubris: He wanted to produce more and more and more simultaneous series, and, he got the chance. Thus has one of the most original writers in the history of the medium degenerated into a paint-by-the-numbers, pc hack.
On Fox' cutting edge series 24, it looked like the show was finally going to have the nerve to portray a terrorist as an Arab you know, like in real life? No such luck. Now, it appears as though the Arab character was just a front for yet another evil, white male the terrorist father of the Arab's American fiance.
The sniper episode occurred on CBS' new CSI spin-off, CSI Miami. It was written and filmed prior to the real sniper attacks that were allegedly carried out not just in the D.C. area, but across the nation, by John Lee Muhammad and Boyd Lee Malvo, who happen to be black. No matter. Just as the real police ignored the evidence of letters, telephone calls and eyewitness accounts, in insisting that the killer was a white male, the next time a TV drama does a sniper story, the fictional killer will surely be a white guy.
The Philly sex slave story was an episode of Hack, a noteworthy new CBS drama starring David Morse. But Philadelphia is a majority black town in which white felons are as hard to find as Philly cheese steaks in India.
And CBS' cop show, The District, opened its third season with a black detective getting "profiled" while driving by a vicious, racist white cop who proceeds to mace the black detective, while the latter tries to show him his badge.
One of my favorite series, ABC's spy drama Alias, is about a young, female, CIA double agent (Jennifer Garner as "Sydney Bristow"), who serves with her double-agent father, "Jack" (an intense Victor Garber). Aside from the occasional black muscle, Alias has managed to avoid having any black heavies, while presenting a lily-white gallery of bad guys. Initially, the chief heavy was "Arvin Sloane" (Ron Rifkin), the head of "SD-6," a criminal organization masquerading as a "black ops" division of the CIA. Sloane recruits CIA agents who believe they are serving their own country, instead of undermining it. (Don't ask how the Agency could lose so many agents, without immediately becoming aware of the subterfuge. Alias requires the sort of constant suspensions of disbelief of a real (i.e., Sean Connery) James Bond movie, but the dramatic payoffs are worth it.) Meanwhile, the two regular black characters, Merrin Dungey as Sydney's roommate and best girfriend, "Francie Calfo," and Carl Lumbly as unwitting, fellow SD-6 agent, "Marcus Dixon," while likable and ably played, are noble beyond measure.
During Alias' maiden season, Arvin Sloane was eclipsed in evil by two other white devils: Sydney's mother, "Irina Derevko" aka "Laura Bristow" aka "The Man" (the still-stunning, still kittenish, Lena Olin), a former KGB agent who had murdered 13 CIA agents and who is the most evil, and initially the most powerful woman in the world, and "Sark." The blonde-haired, blue-eyed, palefaced "Sark" was initially presented in a way that suggested an Eastern European, and although Oregonian actor David Anders has him speaking English with one of those European-schoolboy-taught-by-a-lower-middle-class-Brit accents, incredibly, the character was recently described by "Sydney" as British. (The cute "profile" ABC has posted of the character says that "Sark's" place of birth was "Possibly Galway, Ireland.")
In the premiere of NBC's acclaimed, new, L.A.-set police series, Boomtown, created by Barry Schindel (former producer and head writer on NBC's Law & Order) a feral white boy murders a girl on a whim in a drive-by shooting (supposedly, he only wanted to frighten her). The white devil was in a car with an innocent black boy who had come under his influence, and who would, because of the white devil, panic and fall off a ledge to his death, when the police came to arrest him.
Boomtown's star, Mykelti Williamson, plays "Det. 'Fearless' Bobby Smith." In "The Freak," a moving episode about remembrance that was inspired by an even more powerful 1990-91 episode of China Beach ("Escape"), "Fearless" has to protect a pale white Russian beauty from the predations of murderous, Russian mobsters.
Reality check: In January, 1998, Mykelti Williamson was arrested, charged with attempted murder, and later tried for attempted manslaughter. (I'd never heard of a manslaughter charge, except as a case of an unintended homicide. Did the "attempted" manslaughter charge mean that Williamson wanted the victim to die, 'by the way'?)
According to Williamson's ex-wife, Cheryl Chisholm, he had been making harassing telephone calls to her, and stalking her. Williamson had allegedly followed Chisholm while she was shopping, robbed her of her house keys, entered her house and repeatedly stabbed Chisholm's boyfriend, Leroy Edwards, in the abdomen and the hand with a butcher knife. Williamson was arrested one hour later. In what amounted to a confession, "Williamson testified he got angry when he went to visit his 4-year-old daughter at his ex-wife's house, because he previously heard his daughter describe her mother having sex with Edwards." In September, 1998, as Williamson had predicted would occur, a California jury acquitted him of all charges.
The subject of Mykelti Williamson's travails with the law is blacked out of biographies of him, and avoided by interviewers. It is not known whether Williamson spends his free time hunting for Leroy Edwards' attacker.
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How can this be?
Hasn't it been said the TV show Cops portrays non-whites in a negative and disproportionate manner?
Check out the three "Law and Order" shows. Yes, they seem to love "rich white guy kills his wife's lover" type stories, but they do frequently have non-white people as the criminals.
I'm glad we've got that straight.
How can this be?
Hasn't it been said the TV show Cops portrays non-whites in a negative and disproportionate manner?
I'm sure it has been. Down with Cops!
the amt. of crimes apportioned to white men is very dissproportional.....
the sad thing is all these show are just so predictable....you know right from the start that it will be an evil, republican, rich, gun-toting white guy....sure spoils the suspense.....lol
During 17 years of living in New York City, I've never heard anyone call a black a racial epithet (excepting for other blacks, that is). In this town, it's the blacks who call other groups epithets.
The producers got themselves in some hot water last year when during an interview, the subject came up. The guy answered that whenever its possible, they try not to show african americans or hispanics getting arrested, he gave some estimate that around 75% to 80% of the material that is edited out features minorities. He only uses minorites when its "exciting footage". Alot of people were unhappy with those comments and started claiming this proved the show was racist. Personally, I don't watch the show, so I can't say for sure.
Yeah, the pickins is slim.
Three years ago, at a National Association of Scholars conference, historian Alan Kors remarked that if Martians came here, and only knew what they saw on TV, they would think that all blacks were judges.
Hopefully, most whites with a brain have already been doing that for the past 15 years. 99.9 percent of most movies, TV etc, are so slanted against whites it's pathetic. We have a wide screen TV bought some years back, with an 1/8 inch of dust on it. Very seldom even turn it on. In laws bought us a DVD player a few years ago, (we didn't ask for it) and I can tell you, it's not even pluged in.
I just can't deal with the crap they put out. Nothing but lies, BS and politically correct sh*t. There are better things to do.
What's being fed to the masses from the media and hollywood left these days is upside-down when compared to what really goes on in the world, as viewed by anyone with any common sense.
Just how long a society may be regarded as healthy, all the while having it's reality systematically turned on it's head remains to be seen.
As I stated earlier, the in laws bought us a DVD player a few years ago. A nice one with a big ol remote with 50 buttons on. It's not even plugged in. I have never turned it on, LOL!
However, it was a little embarrassing a few weeks ago, when the in laws that gave us the DVD player came over and brought some fantasy move, "bored of the rings" or something like that. We tried to put it on and forgot the damn thing was unplugged, then I didn't even know how to turn it on, and once we got it on, it was playing in another language and it took us 10 minutes to figure out how to get it to play back in English. LOL!
The whole time the in laws are looking at us with these strange looks. Hehehe. I told them politely that we have been very busy and haven't had time to use it much.
Movies and TV are so full of anti white propaganda, it's beyond belief. I refuse to contribute to it with my time or money.
Why is this happening? Why, why, why???
Ask Dr. Mom. TV commercials portray women as all-knowing.
No matter what race they are, they are superior to a white male.
It's that gene we have...you know: The one that makes all White Males subject to spontaneous gratuitous goose-stepping episodes. What are we to do?
I'd sworn off off today's movies after seeing about seven duds in a row, but my fiancee has made me watch some recent ones like "Chocolate" on dvd. Did they ever stink!! I wonder if she could tell by my silence after the movies ended how much I hated them. LOTR wasn't much better.
The sad part is, Hollywood will never have trouble making money, as 75 percent of the population is as dumb as dirt, and eat their products up.
Joe, don't get yourself so worked up - it's not worth it.
Item #1: the crime drama. This premise is based on the notion of the 'initelligent' criminal. Fact: it simply doesn't exist. Criminals are stupid by definition.
Who are the very smartest criminals? Why, could they people like Walker, Hansen, Pollard, et al? And how smart are they? Probably just average. If one has an IQ 1-2 std deviations above the norm, it's easy to make money, so why turn to crime?
The bottom line - who would want to watch a crime drama if it contained even 1% reality? That is, 99% of all crime is committed by losers on the street. So, from that angle, I don't mind white guys being portrayed as master-minds. Heck, the libs might even see hints of racism! LOL
Only in CSI, the perp was a young, wealthy, up and coming white male attorney who was drinking and driving his way home from an office party.
Can you say, "Angry white male syndrome?"