Taking out the trash. Frank Lombard, a white gay man who sexually abused his adopted 5 year-old black son and attempted to farm him out to other pedophiles, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. Lombard pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. Frank Lombard was employed by Duke University as their Associate Director of Health Policy.
When this story broke last year, the media went to great pains to leave out the fact that this pervert was gay and that the race of his adopted child was African-American. Mysteriously missing was the media extravaganza, the 24 hour in-your-face coverage. A white male sexually molests and exploits his black adopted child, yet shockingly there is no hysterical outrage, no foam-at-the-mouth horror and protestation, no accusing cameras, no prodding microphones, no screaming reporters, no glaring headlines, no Left-wingnuts mugging for prime time. All quiet at the Media Mainline. The Race Hustle Express never leaves the station.
But there’s a simple solution for the Al Sharpton no-show and an easy explanation for the Jesse Jackson desertion and it’s all about victim advantage. Or to put the point more crudely: if the honky’s gay, there ain’t no gain. The racism rant earns no edge when publicly pushed against a fellow victim traveler. One victim group warring with another offers little if any political graft. How devastating it must have been for Jesse and Al and their media enablers when the perpetrator of this atrocious act turned out to be a white gay guy. The Victim Vendors must have been sorely disappointed.
Ah well, there’s always next time.