Church burnings in the South. Remember those? Big stories in the Washington Post. Lots of media chatter, never missing an opportunity for a consciousness-raising session that furthers the goals of liberalism. Looking back with the hindsight of fifteen years, however, gives one pause. Or should. It was false. It turns out there was no truth to what was widely reported at the time from President Clinton on down to the boring PBS McNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, that racist whites were targeting predominantly black churches esp. in the South. No truth. It turns out church burnings reached its height in 1980, going down sharply each decade. But being on the left, as Dennis Prager rightly says, means never having to say you're sorry. Is it okay to broadly target a population as being racist when there isn't evidence? I guess so if it's whites. But I consider it vicious slander. LINK: Michael Fumento takes on The Great Church-Burning Epidemic. I know it's old, like me, but the truth should never go out of style.