Ann Coulter, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, Sentinel HC, 2012, 336 pp., $26.95.
Ann Coulter’s recently published Mugged is a must-read for race realists. In it, Miss Coulter dares to discuss racial prejudice and bias against whites. While she is not anti-black, Miss Coulter excoriates anyone who wants to stop whites from seeking fairness in America. Whether or not it was Miss Coulter’s intention, she is an advocate for whites. Miss Coulter does not pull any punches, even in her chapter titles. “Innocent Until Proven White,” “Guilty Until Proven Black,” and “White Guilt Kills” give an indication of her thinking.
Miss Coulter targets race hustlers she believes have gone unchallenged for too long. She points out that a 1983 videotape of Al Sharpton discussing a cocaine shipment with an undercover FBI agent was not made public until 2002. If this video had been released earlier it might not have changed the media’s view of Rev. Sharpton, but it probably would have changed that of ordinary Americans. Miss Coulter also notes that Rev. Sharpton has managed to live down the infamous Tawana Brawley rape hoax—something that would have permanently discredited a white man.
As for Jesse Jackson, Miss Coulter quotes the black writer John McWhorter: Mr. Jackson’s “self-aggrandizing machinations have left behind not a single successful project that would improve black lives beyond the board-rooms of his friends.”
The chapter “Rodney King—The Most Destructive Edit in History” is a synopsis of what is wrong with America. A black, drunk, violent, ex-con on parole leads police on a dangerous chase. They stop his car, and most of what follows is captured on videotape. Footage of Mr. King attacking police is edited out, leaving for public consumption images of police subduing a black man with batons. A jury, which sees the entire tape, finds the white cops innocent of brutality, and blacks riot. A white man, Reginald Denny, is nearly beaten to death and blacks burn Los Angeles as America watches. The result is 54 dead, thousands injured, and a billion dollars in damage.
America ignores the double jeopardy clause of the Constitution because of pressure from politicians, race mongers, and the media. The cops are tried again, and are sent to prison for properly subduing a drunk, violent, ex-con on parole.
Mr. King receives several million dollars in taxpayer money, while the blacks who beat Reginald Denny and danced in ecstasy at their escapade are cleared of all felony charges. KTLA TV Los Angeles—which was the first station to edit the tape of the beatings—gets an award and accolades for its coverage of the riots. Black congresswoman Maxine Waters’ view of the riots: “I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable.”
The mainstream media has become the Fourth Estate in America—it wields as much power as a branch of government. But America also has a Fifth Estate: college and university faculty. Miss Coulter points out that in the case of the white-on-black rape hoax at Duke University, the faculty was just as willing as the media and race hustlers to jump from accusation to verdict.
Miss Coulter contrasts the Duke case with that of Channon Christian and Christoper Newsom, both of whom were white. They were carjacked, raped, tortured, and murdered by five blacks. The no-justice-no-peace crowd was indifferent to their plight. Miss Coulter points out that liberals salivate at the merest hint of a white-on-black rape, even though such rapes are have been almost nonexistent for years. Black-on-white rape is an epidemic—thousands every month—and has been for some time.
Liberals, the media (but I repeat myself), and race mongers will recoil from Ann Coulter’s book, but it is well researched and documented, and she speaks the truth. The only weapon liberals have against the truth is the cry of “racism,” but this is becoming less and less effective. Books like Miss Coulter’s are helping to make it so.
[Editor's Note: Readers may also be interested in VDARE.com's review of Mugged, which can be found here.]