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Colin Flaherty's Rainbow-Colored 'Black Mobs'

You don't have to be black -- or even human -- to be fearmongered about in the WorldNetDaily writer's race-baiting.

By Terry Krepel
Posted 10/15/2013

Colin Flaherty

Colin Flaherty has been spending the past couple of years at WorldNetDaily spreading the idea of a "pandemic" of "black mob violence." It's paid off for him -- not only has WND published a "big list" of "black mob violence" he compiled, WND is printing an updated edition of his self-published race-baiting book "White Girl Bleed A Lot."

To create that impression, though, Flaherty has an extremely broad definition of "black mob." According to Flaherty, one does not have to be black -- or even human -- to be part of a "black mob."


Dogs, for example, are full-fledged members of Flaherty's "black mobs." Flaherty wrote in a June 6 WND article:

Sometimes reporters just cannot ignore black mob violence: Especially when they are the victims.

The latest example comes from Providence, R.I. Local newshound Abbey Niezgoda and her photographer were dutifully asking a mother what she thought about the alleged shooter of her daughter turning himself in.

Melissa Lawrence did not like the question. She screamed and threw a rock at the cameraman’s head, hitting his arm as he tried to shield his face. All on video.

“Are you going to throw rocks?” asked Abbey with a remarkably calm demeanor.

The woman answered by running up the stairs to get a baseball bat while at least two other people watched.

“Get away from me,” she yelled at the reporters upon her return, who were standing in the street.

But before they had a chance to leave, Lawrence released her hounds, instructing them to attack. Two pit bulls came flying out of the fenced yard, straight at the cameraman. Not finding fair game there, they attacked Abbey while she ran down the street.

Yes, a black woman with two dogs equals a "black mob" in Flaherty's race-baiting mind. And the dogs aren't even black.

White people

Whites can be part of Flaherty's "black mobs" too. He wrote in an Aug. 21 WND column:

The murder of the Australian man in Oklahoma was horrific, but not unique. Or even rare.

A similar episode of black mob violence happened just a few days ago in Memphis. And a few days before that in St. Paul. And before that in Burlington. And before that in Delaware, New Haven, Madison, Denver, Flint, Peoria, Springfield, Greensboro, Green Bay, and on and on and on.

This is a long list with more than 500 cases of recent black mob violence in more than 100 cities, big and small, many on video – and all unreported as being part of an epidemic of black mob violence throughout America.

But one of the accused killers in the Oklahoma case, Michael Jones, is most definitely not black -- a fact that ultimately turned out to be very inconvenient to Flaherty and others at WND.

WND originally headlined its "news" article on the Oklahoma shooting "Police: Black Teens Kill White Man 'For Fun,'" complete with a picture of a black man misidentified as Jones and a declaration that Australian baseball player Chris Lane was killed in Oklahoma "by three black teenagers who simply 'wanted to see someone die.'"

After WND realized its error, it scrubbed the article of references to the alleged killers' race and changed the headline to "Police: Teens Kill Baseball Player 'For Fun'" (while, of course, failing to alert readers that the article was altered).

Flaherty wasn't the only WND writer who was too busy race-baiting to care about the facts. Erik Rush wrote in his Aug. 21 WND column that "22-year-old Australian Christopher Lane was gunned down by three black youths in Duncan, Okla." He goes on to essentially blame Obama for Lane's death.

And hours after changing its headline, WND was still promoting its "news" article on the killing via Twitter with the original race-baiting headline.


Flaherty wrote in an Oct. 1 WND article:

Here is what the local newspapers did not report about the mob of dozens of motorcycle riders who chased, stopped and beat the father of a young Asian family on a Sunday afternoon in New York City: One, the mob was black, says the police report. Two, this is merely the latest of several such examples of racial violence on wheels, witnesses say.

The police report (which Flaherty provides no evidence of) may or may have described the motorcyclists as black, but the only people he names as having taken part in this"mob" are pretty clearly Hispanic, no matter how much he pretends otherwise.

Flaherty did name one biker suspect, Christopher Cruz, but didn't pass racial judgment on Cruz for some reason. Regarding the other named suspect, Flaherty contorts himself to pretend he's not really Hispanic:

Despite initial reports that one biker sustained minor injuries, later it was learned the rapper Jay Meezee is hospitalized and may be paralyzed after the SUV allegedly ran him over.

Meezee’s father is a prominent Boston-area Hispanic evangelical minister. But his son’s appearance and music are racially ambiguous: The lyrics – and his frequent appearances on black radio – are full of N-Bombs and contain stories of prison, drug addiction, violence and life “in the hood.”

So Meezee is no longer a Hispanic because his "appearance and music are racially ambiguous" and -- horrors! -- uses the N-word? That's apparently the way it is in Flaherty's world.

Australian aborigines

The picture WorldNetDaily used to promote Colin Flaherty's latest attempt at race-baiting -- under the headline "Pack of black youth terrorize city" -- sure looks scary enough:

The picture was used again with Flaherty's article.

Just one little problem, though: The picture does not illustrate what Flaherty is writing about, which is "black mob violence" in Raleigh, N.C. In fact, the people in the picture aren't American, nor are they technically black. The picture is, in fact, of gang members in an indigenous Aborigine community in Australia, and it apparently first appeared in a 2006 Sydney Morning Herald article.

WND's photo does not include a credit that would accurately identify where the photo came from, or of what is actually of. WND apparently stole the photo from the Sydney newspaper's website, believing that they looked scary enough to illustrate a race-baiting article about "black mobs."

WND ultimately deleted the photo. But this demonstrates just how far Flaherty and WND will go in its race-baiting -- pretending that scary-looking dark-skinned foreigners are really "black mobs" in the U.S.

And thus -- along with these other examples of how pretty much anyone qualifies to be in Flaherty's "black mobs" -- it demonstrates the ultimate emptiness of, and cynicism behind, Flaherty's race-baiting.

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