Ray Hanania's weekly column commentary podcast explores the continuing violence between Police and African Americans. Is this a new phenomena or is it an old one.
“Law and order” today and 50 years ago
By Ray Hanania
When we look at the terrible rise in violence between police and mainly the African American community, we think this is a new phenomena.
But it’s not.
I was listening to an audio book by author Gabriel Sherman called “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” a detailed look at the rise of Roger Ailes, the unscrupulous political activist who built the equally unscrupulous Fox News Cable Network only to be forced out recently in an unscrupulous sex scandal.
And they say there is no justice!
The book describes how Ailes helped candidate Richard Nixon overcome his broadcast problems to win the 1968 presidential election.
In preparingNixon for TV, Ailes arranged for panels to ask questions. One panel included journalist Warner Saunders, a rising African American anchor at WMAQ TV who I met while covering Chicago City Hall in the late1970s. He retired in 2009.
Saunders askedNixon a question that could have been asked today. ... Click to read more.