Why Hasn’t the NEW YORK TIMES Reported the Murder of Paul and Lydia Marino?

John Derbyshire — The Unz Review May 16, 2020

[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]
See, earlier, by Faith Goldy: Black Lies Don’t Count—And White Lives Don’t Matter
Pretty much every morning, weather permitting, Paul and Lidia Marino, an elderly Italian-American couple from Elkton, Maryland, would drive the five miles to Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, just across the border in, of course, Delaware. They would visit the grave of their son Anthony, who died three years ago at age 54.
Anthony was not himself a veteran. His Dad Paul was, though, and the cemetery rules allow disabled adult children of veterans to take a plot. Anthony had been born with cerebral palsy and suffered wretched health all his life. Paul and Lidia, both in their mid-eighties, married more than sixty years, had cared for Anthony until he died in 2017. They were helped by their older twin sons, Paul Junior and Ray.
Paul Senior worked in the printing industry for decades before retiring in 1994. Lidia was what we used to call a home-maker: cooking, shopping, minding the kids, keeping the house clean. She and Paul were both hobbyists: Lidia, like my own Mum, loved needlework, Paul painted and played guitar.
It’s a touching little bit of Americana: a close, busy, loving family, like a dozen you and I know, minding their business and facing life’s misfortunes with courage, humanity, and grit.
So there was this couple, he 86 and she 85, crossing the cemetery on their way to Anthony’s grave on the morning of May 8th as they had done hundreds of times before.
Twenty-nine-year-old Sheldon Francis, a black man dressed entirely in black, with a black face mask, came up behind them and shot them both with a handgun.[ For couple slain in veterans cemetery, visiting son’s grave was a daily ritual, Carl Hamilton, Newark(Maryland) Post, May 14, 2020] Lidia was shot first, and died at the scene. Paul was shot in the head, presumably after just seeing his wife shot; he died later in hospital.
The killer, Sheldon Francis, ran off into some nearby woods. He had a good-quality rifle with him and plenty of ammo, which suggests some planning beforehand. There was a standoff with police and a firefight. When Francis had been silent for a while, cops went into the woods and found him dead of a gunshot wound. Whether the wound was self-inflicted or the result of police shooting, we don’t know.
A horrible end to two lives well lived, and a third that would have been better not lived at all. Plainly a homicide, though, so we’re naturally curious to know the motive.
Let’s see: Italian Americans— is there a mob connection? Given what we know about the couple’s life, and about the killer, it seems highly improbable. Was Sheldon Francis a disgruntled employee or contractor? Again, that’s a bit of a stretch, given what we know.
We don’t know much, though. About Sheldon Francis, we know almost nothing. I have been doggedly googling all week and still can’t find out anything about him. He must have some kind of rap sheet; the news pictures of him (right) are obvious law-enforcement mugshots. What does the rap sheet say? Was he married or single? How did he make a living?
Google … Google … Google … nothing. I just tried again, putting a filter on the Google search for past week.” There’s a flurry of “Gunman Identified” items from four or five days ago, no new details. I changed the filter to “past 24 hours”: twelve hits on Sheldon Francis, but still no new information. We’re no wiser about possible motives.(The New York Times has nothing on either Francis or the Marinos, but a search for “Veterans’ Cemetery” brought up two AP stories [May 8, May 9] about the shooting, in which both victims and shooter were nameless and raceless. )
Hm. Let’s try a different shooter: Travis McMichael, the white guy who shot a black guy in Brunswick, Georgia, news of which came out just the day before the Marinos were killed. Filter to “past week”: hoo boy, “about 210,000 results” says Google. Let’s change the filter to past 24 hours.” “About 32,000,” says Google.
That Travis McMichael is some media star: nearly three thousand times bigger than Sheldon Francis.

As of 7 PM, May 16, eight days later, there has still been no mention of the murders of Paul and Lidia Marino in the national Main Stream Media, led of course by the New York Times.
What are they waiting for?
John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.
(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)


4 responses to “Why Hasn’t the NEW YORK TIMES Reported the Murder of Paul and Lydia Marino?”

  1. There is a two tier system at work here.
    here in the UK a young black small tme drug dealer named Stephen Lawrence was murdered some years back, the hue and cry was relentless, they charged some white boys but the case was thrown out.
    For some years the boys and families and freinds post and PC mail was opened and read
    they put a young under cover police woman into the group who spent months trying to find out if these boys really did the crime.
    The authorities got into their homes ad that of freinds and put miniature cameras nd microphones in every room, 2 people were on duty night and day month after month
    listening in.
    During this time almost 30 murders of white folk occurred by coloureds, most hardly got a mention.
    This is a government hate crime against its own citizens of monometal proportions
    such hate cannot be tolerated
    We have a scale of racist crimes, but these only apply to coloureds
    becasue government say only white people are racist
    near me a huge fight between nigerians and we
    west indians recieved no press coverage, nothing on radio or TV
    Our government is our enemy, time for it to go

  2. Jew World Order schemes to incite race riots, racism, and provoke races against each other have been documented since at least as far back as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, POZ.

    The Jews Media helps incite race riots by announcing dates, times, and locations for black people to protest / riot. The Jewdicial System ensures that the Jews Media is never held accountable for inciting riots.

    Race riots, racism, etc, is one of the Divide and Conquer schemes documented in Jewish plans such as the POZ.

    Catholic vs Protestant, Muslim vs Christian, Left vs Right, Black vs White, Democrat vs Republican, are a few of the divisions Jews conjured up with their Divide and Conquer plans.

  3. In March a 7 year old white girl had her throat cut, in front of her parents, in Queen’s Park, Bolton. She died at the scene and, to this day, all we are told is that the female attacker was held under “mental health.” No details in the press is now the code for non white criminals.

  4. Learn WHO owns the NY TIMES, and you will have the answer to the lead question.