Saturday, November 29, 2014
Oliver's Tale of a White Privilege mugging
Oliver Friedfeld, a Georgetown University student, was robbed at gun point by a couple of "youths" while walking home. Thankfully, Oliver overcame the trauma of the event and he was able to write an editorial in which he blamed "White Privilege" for the incident. I am shocked!
Last weekend, my housemate and I were mugged at gunpoint while walking home from Dupont Circle. The entire incident lasted under a minute, as I was forced to the floor, handed over my phone and was patted down
Floor? Odd word choice for being outdoors.
And yet, when a reporter asked whether I was surprised that this happened in Georgetown, I immediately answered: “Not at all.”
Note that this was published on November 18 (a Tuesday). So this editorial damning White people was penned within 72 hours of the supposed mugging.
My question is how in the Hell did a news organization know that Oliver was robbed? I looked up the police reports for both Georgetown University and the city of Georgetown, and I found nothing that matches this crime.
And why would a news organization send a reporter to interview a victim of standard street mugging? Is this a news event? And what else is mysterious is that Oliver never states who interviewed him. Was it ABC? CNN? The New York Times? I don't want to accused of "street mugging denial" but this story seems very odd.
But I guess this "crime" had a silver lining. It allowed Oliver an opportunity to wag his finger at White people.