From The “Stop Making Me Defend The Washington Post!” Files: The Sheriff’s Threat

“Nice little library you got there…”

Like the New York Times, the Washington Post engages in fake news and unethical journalism virtually every day. For a critic to strain to find example of the either paper exhibiting its bias is not only unethical, its unnecessary. Be patient: the Post and Times will be lying if you just wait a minute.

The link bait I fell for was “The Washington Post Can’t and Won’t Stop Lying” from something called Front Page Mag. The Post headline the writer felt was an example of the paper “[churning]  out social justice clickbait that it knows to be false”  was…

A Nevada library wanted to back Black Lives Matter. The sheriff said he wouldn’t respond to 911 calls there.

Quoth Front Page: “As anyone who can read, a category that probably includes even Washington Post hacks, can see that’s not what Sheriff Coverley said. Sheriff Coverley did not say that he wouldn’t respond to 911 calls, but suggested that the library should live up to its principles by not calling 911.”

I can read, and I rate the Post’s analysis far more accurate than that spin. Who wrote this, Bill Clinton? Here’s what the sheriff communicated  to the Douglas County Public Library Board of Trustees:

“Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help. I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has assisted you with in the past.”

” I wish you luck” with the problems you have called 911 regarding in the past implies that such calls will not be responded to now. I would take it that way, and that’s how the sheriff wanted it to be taken. Maybe it was a bluff, and maybe he was issuing a threat (“Nice little library you got there! Too bad if something were to happen to it, since you obviously don’t want help from us racists…”), but the message definitely would cause a reasonable recipient to think, “Wait, is he saying we shouldn’t bother calling for police help as long as we support Black Lives Matter?”

The sheriff should be fired for that message.

If a girl friend told me “don’t feel the need to call me again,” I’d interpret that as meaning, “Because if you do, I’m hanging up, Loser.”  If a local bank told me, “Good luck finding help when you need a loan,” I would assume that’s a kiss off.

Believe me, I’m sympathetic with the sheriff’s feelings, if not his unprofessional expression of them. Our groveling institutions foolishly think that the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is benign, even though it has been adopted by a racist, Marxist, dishonest and police-demonizing organization.  Endorsements like the library’s are based on laziness, cowardice and ignorance, and the police are correct to protest, the right way. Naming their divisive and unethical organization after an ethical-sounding slogan is a clever trick, but it’s not that hard  to figure out what’s going on. If the KKK were to rebrand itself ” Kindness to Kids and Kittens,” would people endorse the KKK because really, who doesn’t believe in kindness too kids and kittens? The name would be a cover for racists, just as Black Lives Matter is.

Those who respond to criticism of  their alliance with Black Lives Matter by protesting, “How can anyone object to saying black lives matter?” are either lying about their motives, irresponsibly ignorant, so craven that they should be required to wear a chicken suit in public.

None of which justifies the sheriff’s message, which the Washington Post came close enough to representing fairly in its headline. If only it came that close to the truth in all its reporting.

7 thoughts on “From The “Stop Making Me Defend The Washington Post!” Files: The Sheriff’s Threat

  1. And if only the Post displayed a smidgen of sympathy or understanding for the situation BLM and its enablers have placed police in all across the country. Maybe just a paragraph? A sentence?

  2. And, if only everyone was clear about what they actually support, the concept that Black lives do matter, or the organization which is about something else entirely. The library’s proposed diversity statement used the hash tag, so maybe they intended just the concept. The organization, by using the name, has muddied the waters. The Library Director and the Sheriff said in a joint statement that the issue “may have been an unfortunate circumstance of misunderstanding.” The library meeting to discuss the proposed diversity statement has been postponed, and it appears the two agencies will work together. One would hope this helps draw a distinction between the concept and the group, something very much needed.

    • But it can’t be clear. The organization is the slogan; you can’t endorse the slogan without enabling the organization and its objectives. I object to the slogan anyway, which implies that America needs to told at this day and age that black lives matter.

  3. The last thing they want is a distinction between the slogan and the group. People might recognize their toxic ideology for what it is, and not feel obligated to support it, were it not camouflaged by the easily accepted statement that black lives matter, strawman as it may be. No one who uses a motte and bailey tactic like this wants greater clarity.

  4. Sheriff Daniel Coverley was elected Sheriff of Douglas County, Nevada in 2019, which means he won/t face another election until 2023. His county is 92% Caucasian and only 0.3% African American, so I would predict that the majority of his constituents have no truck with BLM and no problem with either his feelings or his unprofessional method of expressing them. He is unlikely to “be fired.” Like any law enforcement professional, the Sheriff knows that 911 calls must be answered, and to fail to do so with due diligence exposes an agency to certain liability. So I consider his comments just playing to the galleries.

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