Wednesday, June 20, 2007

White Supremacists take aim at Leonard Pitts

According to Editor & Publisher, a white supremacist group has published the personal address of Herald columnist Leonard Pitts:

When Herald Managing Editor/News Dave Wilson asked Overthrow.com to delete the address and phone number, site editor Bill White replied: "We have no intention of removing Mr. Pitts' personal information. Frankly, if some loony took the info and killed him, I wouldn't shed a tear. That also goes for your whole newsroom."
Apparently Overthrow.com had a problem with a recent Pitts column about a white couple killed by a group of blacks. Pitts ended his column with "I have four words for ... any other white Americans who feel themselves similarly victimized. Cry me a river."

Interestingly Pitts lives and writes in Maryland.

2 comments:

Rob said...

First, E&P did not break this story Redding News Review did:

EXCLUSIVE: Pitts being harassed by white racist group
http://www.reddingnewsreview.com/newspages/2007newspages/pitts_racist_group_07_09100071.htm

Second, Bill White is a consistent contributor to the Washington Times:

EXCLUSIVE: PITTS HARASSER LINKED TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
http://www.reddingnewsreview.com/newspages/2007newspages/pitts_harasser_claims_link_to_wa_07_09100076.htm

Henry Gomez said...

I never said E&P broke the story. It's where I read it.