Wednesday, March 27, 2002
N.Y. Times Ignores School Molestations
The New York Times, like the Boston Globe and other members of the leftist, anti-religious media establishment, has prominently run numerous articles about pedophiles and homosexual molesters among the Catholic clergy - but is strangely silent about the molestation scandals in our wretched government schools.
"Parents at a Harlem middle school said yesterday they were shocked that a school aide, accused of sexual abuse four years ago, returned to the school to allegedly prey on a second teen - because cops were never told about the earlier incident," the New York Post reported today.
"I'm totally horrified," said former MS 54 Parent Association president Betsy Combier, who has a seventh-grade daughter at the school. "The procedures to protect our children aren't there."
Fanon White, a 31-year-old aide, was charged with statutory rape and sodomy. He was fired in 1998 when a student accused him of repeated sexual abuse. After he challenged his firing, state bureaucrats reinstated him with back pay in May 2000. He is also accused of sexually abusing another 14-year-old pupil outside the school last fall.
A search of the Times and its Web site revealed no coverage at all of this case. Is it because the Iron Lady, packed with advertisements of luxury goods, doesn't care what happens to poor people in Harlem? Or is the silence due to the lack of a priest's involvement?
This is the same newspaper, you'll recall, that censored all mention of the horrific rape and murder of young Jesse Dirkhising by two Arkansas homosexuals. Of course, had the killers been clergymen the story would have been big news.