Controversial Article Published In Local Magazine Has Mayor Nutter Asking For Investigation
By Mike Dougherty
March 15, 2013 7:18 PM
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A controversial article published in Philadelphia Magazine this month has the attention of the Nutter Administration.
The article, titled “Being White in Philly,” features a series of interviews with anonymous white residents from different areas of the city who share stories about their interaction with black residents.
Mayor Nutter calls the article’s tone “disgusting,” and he’s asked the Human Relations Commission to investigate some of the sensitive racial issues explored in the piece.
So, while reading this piece and Mayor Nutter’s “response to the article”, my Acme BS Detector was pegging (Beep! Beep!). It’s sad, but Race Baiters and Professional Victims in this country have made my BS Meter set to its ultra-sensitive scale. Anyway, I’m na-a-a-a-a-a-asty enough that I though it worthwhile to check out this article and see its “disgusting" tone for myself. Thing is, this CBS article neither quotes from nor links the Philadelphia Magazine article (my BS Meter hit its peg again when I noticed these omissions). A-Bing’ing I will go … in two shakes of a search engine’s tail I was there:
The article is long-ish, 4 pages. It’s format is heavily anecdotal, so it doesn’t really lend itself to posting a reasonably brief quote that can capture the full breadth of its tone. Suffice it to say that while it has a couple of “unpleasant” spots - comments by people the writer interviewed - IMO, Mayor Nutter’s calling in the “Human Relations Commission” is either a vast over-reaction to something about which he’s heard but never read, or a disingenuous act of tyranny whose intent is to stifle discussion while preserving the Race-Baiting and Victimology industries.