Some of you may have seen this article by Peter Hitchens on the Daily Mail - it's about the third time it's appeared. It purports to explain the dramatic decline of Detroit, in essence, why the place has been detroited. Needless to say, every possible explanation other than the obvious one is adduced.
The interesting this here of course is that the Daily Mail is supposed to be right-wing and conservative. Yes.
To amuse myself I did a little test. I commented on the piece using five different identities (cookies were disabled so they had no way of identifying the repeats). In these comments I pointed out, in a variety of ways, in moderate and polite language, that race might just have played a role, and that white flight just might not be the preserve of bigoted racists.
Not one of my comments was published. Not a single one. Of those that were published, all - every single one - congratulated Hitchens or else took a similar line to his - i.e. the fault lay with heartless capitalists and bigoted whites leaving the poor blacks to their own devices. How many more negative comments were blocked by the Commisars?
The MSM is a hopeless case. Let's just hope that it continues its trajectory towards financial ruin.