I'm surprised Patters held off for as long as he did, given his deeply held leftist beliefs. But he quickly freezes a thread last night on the topic of church burnings in the American South, a supposed instance of widespread white racism, giving a rationale based on power: you lost the election, racist. Hmm. How arbitrary of you, Patters. I was reminded of it doing research on another topic showing how political correctness kills. One commentator reminded me of a situation in a Georgia courthouse where a diminutive female guard was escorting a dangerous large guy, who ended up escaping. That's my rationale. Curious when I seem to have the facts on my side. For example it's a matter of record that the issue was reported fifteen years ago The USA Today (an in-depth investigation), the Wall Street Journal (July 8, 1996), and the July 15, 1996, issue of the New Yorker by the late Michael Kelly (soon to take over the helm of the left-of-center New Republic--he would die in Iraq, covering that conflict), entitled "Playing with Fire." These are mainstream publications not known for being racially conscious. Why can't it be discussed here? A prominent and verifiable example of the MSM grievously failing in their job, obviously for ideological reasons Patters supports, helping to explain the rise of New Media...is worth a hearing it seems to me. Good heavens, why isn't it a legitimate topic here? How many threads based on Vice President Cheney shooting a hunting partner? Does Patters have a direct line to my heart? Do readers know Deval Patrick weighed in on the controversy at the time? I guess this forum will constrain discussions of race that make the liberals look bad. Since it's my deeply held belief that liberals have made life worse for the very minorities they have attempted to help. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, a truth that escapes some because of their lifetime emotional investment into a political programme. More's the pity as it stifles debate. Check out your nearest college or university for more examples.