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N&O P.O.S. kicks a dead man’s corpse

WRAL political reporter Mark Binker passed away in 2017.  During his career. We begged to differ with a lot of his output.  In our opinion,  Mark regularly abused the freedoms granted him under the First Amendment.  We gave him pure hell for it too. When he passed away, we were respectful.  However, out of respect for his grieving family, we let him rest in peace.

Leftists have no similar sense of decency.  Take ANY of the troglodytes infesting the N&O newsroom.  They gave Senator Jesse Helms pure hell during his 30 years in Washington.  (It didn’t matter he was a former employee.)  When he passed in 2008, their coverage was peppered with the words “bigotry”, “hate,” and “racism.”   (Never mind that, in his 30 years in DC, he hired two of the three black folks who applied for jobs on his staff.  One was Civil Rights movement hero James Meredith. His long-time chief of staff, Clint Fuller, was marked for death by the KKK for his investigative work on those imbeciles during his time as a Franklin County newspaperman.)

Tom Ellis, longtime political confidante to Helms, passed away on July 12.  On August 2, disgraced and demoted N&O editor John Drescher whipped up a hit piece with the headline:

“This Raleigh lawyer was one of the last living allies of a white supremacist UNC professor.”  

(Subtle, eh?)

Here’s the hit piece, in all its glory:

The recent death of Raleigh lawyer and political strategist Tom Ellis at 97 marked the passing of perhaps the last prominent North Carolinian who once advocated for the white supremacist views of Wesley Critz George of Chapel Hill.[…]

Really?  That’s what you got from this man’s long distinguished bio?  And what, pray tell, suddenly makes this George character newsworthy?  I’m pretty well read, and I had to hit Google:

Wesley Critz George (1888–1982) was an American academic. He was Professor of histology and embryology and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1940 to 1949. He was a eugenicist and a segregationist. […] 

George was Professor of Biology at Guilford College from 1916 to 1917.[2] He was a Maude Fellow at Princeton Universityin 1918.[2] He became an Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Georgia in 1919, and an Associate Professor of Historology and Embryology at the University of Tennessee from 1919 to 1920.[2]

George returned to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was Associate Professor of Anatomy from 1920 to 1924, and Chair of the Department of Anatomy from 1940 to 1949 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[2][3] He became Professor Emeritus in 1949.[2]

Beginning with studies of sponges and tunicates,[4] he became an internationally recognized researcher on the genetics of race. […]

George argued that the division between Black and White races was founded on fundamental biological differences. He saved special venom for Franz Boas and the Boasian physical anthropologists who argued that race was of no biological consequence. George used some of the results of intelligence tests that Arthur Jensen and Charles Murray and others used later as evidence of lower average intelligence among Blacks.[6]

After the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision, George’s fight against school integration escalated, reaching its height in 1955 – 1957, when George was active in the Patriots of North Carolina and then in the North Carolina Defenders of States’ Rights which picked up the anti-integration banner after the Patriots’ demise.[6[….]

So, we’re talking about stuff that happened in the 1940s and 1950s.  Here in 2018.   (George, by the way, DIED in  1982.)

But Drescher was just getting started: