Stunningly, David Horowitz has decided to stand by his man, Lawrence Auster – the right wing’s leading authority on “black predatory savages.”
In response to my open letter, Horowitz has posted the following headline prominently on his FrontPage Magazine homepage: “Correction. Auster’s statistics were wrong, but his point about liberal hypocrisy on race was not.”
Mr. Horowitz publishes an article by a man who (by Horowitz’s own estimation) holds “racist and offensive” views. When it turns out that this article (surprise!) grossly overstated the amount of black-on-white rape – and wrongly reported as “virtually zero” the number of white-on-black rapes – Mr. Horowitz doesn’t remove the article from his website.
Instead, he attaches an obfuscating ”Editor’s note” to the top of it:
“Lawrence Auster has posted a correction to this article on the legal lynching of the Duke students, the presumption that white males are rapists and racists and the failure to hold blacks and whites to a single standard. The statistics in his article were incorrect, but the points the article makes about liberal hypocrisy and liberal racism were not. The Huffington Post leftists are in full throat denouncing Auster’s racism but are silent about the racism of Huffington Post and every liberal media vehicle that I am aware of in going along with the Duke atrocity and failng to condemn racists like Sharpton and Jackson because they are black. The correction is printed here: http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/007759.html”
Further, Horowitz presents on his blog a direct reply to me (which also appears in my comments section). He says I’m on a “witch hunt.” He says I display “an insufferable arrogance and moral blindness when it comes to the issue of race.”
To which I can only roll my neck, raise my index finger in the air, and yell: You don’t know me!
Meanwhile, Lawrence Auster’s most inflammatory textbite – “[E]very day in the United States, over one hundred white women are raped or sexually assaulted by a black man” – will continue to gain traction throughout the World Wide Web… even though Auster and his sponsor, David Horowitz, now know it to be utter bullshit.
Good on you, Mr. Horowitz. Good on you.