By Tom Rhodes, 8/9/13 11:00am
In a clearly race based hate crime the national media has completely ignored. It seems at Union Square in NYC, a man allegedly went on a rampage in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon and left a complete stranger brain-dead in the process. Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, was minding his own business as he walked through the crowd near the chess boards in Union Square when a man made a hateful announcement and began his rampage, witnesses said.
One woman claimed, “He said ‘the next black person who walks by I’m going to [expletive].” Babbit was the next person, and according to a witness “His fist went in and the man’s head bobbed and he hit the ground and you could hear his skull hitting the ground.”
The National Media have completely ignored what could have been a great headline “NY Man Left Brain Dead By Attacker Shouting 'I Hate Black People'”. It’s bad enough that Martin’s killer got away with murder now another black is murdered by a white guy and the press ignores it.
Why is the press so disinterested?
Correction 8/9/2013 12:00pm: It was a black guy yelling “I Hate White People” so the entire story is irrelevant; violence crimes where white people are the victims of race based hate crimes committed by blacks are not news, it is politically incorrect to report hate crimes initiated by minorities, and doing so would violate the AP guidelines. CBS New York covers story here