Wikipedia: The Pearcy Massacre Still Never Happened
As few as one-tenth of one percent of the people in this country may have heard of the Pearcy Massacre, and though more people have heard of the Knoxville Horror, that is no thanks to the leftwing censors at Wikipedia or, as I call it, The Pretend Encyclopedia. The Pretend Encyclopedia, a handy source for the hottest new hoaxes presented as facts, is dominated by censor/propagandists who are allergic to the truth. Especially certain truths.
The quotes in the title were responses I got earlier this month from some people in the Garland County, Arkansas, criminal justice establishment, when I asked for any information on the case. But as readers will learn, I did eventually find sources willing to answer at least some of my questions.
On November 12, 2009, 80-year-old Edward Earl Gentry Sr.; his 56-year-old son, Edward “Eddie” Gentry Jr.; Eddie’s 52-year-old wife, Pam; Eddie and Pam’s 24-year-old son, Jeremy; and Jeremy’s 19-year-old girlfriend, Kristen Warneke, were all robbed and murdered, execution-style, and all but Edward Earl Gentry Sr. were burned beyond recognition, and thus could only be identified via dental records.
The reason Wikipedia, like the national MSM, has ignored the case is because the victims were all white, and the suspects were all black.
The Pretend Encylopedia’s censors constantly delete references to race in entries on black racial atrocities committed against whites, and remove pictures of the blacks who committed them, coming up with phony claims such as that the mug shots cannot be used, because they aren’t in the public domain. If a mug shot taken by a police photographer isn’t in the public domain, nothing is!
And every time an editor linked to one of my articles, the Wikicensors (e.g., “FloNight”) killed the link and deleted the reference, even going to the extreme of blocking all access to the entry for days on end, while they carried out their nefarious handiwork.
“Remove image as only used to decorate article not critical to content discussed so not valid fair use claim.”
“Only used to decorate article” about two young folks who were kidnapped, beaten, gang-raped, sexually tortured and murdered?
Far from limiting speculation and rumors about the case, which was yet another of Poore/FloNight’s tortured rationalizations, she and her fellow Wikicensors helped fuel the fire.
In the first months after murders, the Web was afire with rumors that the victims had been sexually mutilated: That the killers had lopped off the penis of the living Christopher Newsom, and at least one of the breasts of the living Channon Christian. In my first investigative report on the case—the first investigative report anyone wrote on it—for American Renaissance on May 14, 2007, “The Knoxville Horror: The Crime and the Cover-Up,” I had succeeded at tracing those rumors back to their source: New Jersey-based, white supremacist/neo-Nazi Internet radio host, Hal Turner, who had begun spreading the hoax on or about February 21, 2007, i.e., 44 days after the victims’ bodies had been found.
A staffer at the CNN show, Paula Zahn Now, was so impressed with my research that she used it without attribution. In a May 29, 2007 episode devoted to the Knoxville case, the show displayed a screen-capture shot of my first American Renaissance report, but without mentioning me by name. The only part of the broadcast that seemed “new” to the uninitiated was in its repeating, without attribution, my spade work in hunting down Turner’s hoax. Zahn’s people acted as if they had done the investigative work.
CNN “reporter” Rusty Dornin even plagiarized an error I had made in my May 14 article, in identifying Turner as living “in New York.” He lived in New Jersey at the time. I corrected that error in a revised, expanded version of the article that American Renaissance published in its July, 2007 issue.
for threatening violence against two Connecticut state legislators and three Chicago-based federal judges, respectively. He insisted that he had been part of a COINTELPRO-like program, in which he was a paid informer and agent provocateur, whose job it was to draw out violent white supremacist/neo-Nazi/whatevers, and had made the threats at the behest of his employer, the FBI.
According to the Associated Press, “At his trials the government confirmed that Turner did work for and with federal agencies, but that he went too far with his hate-filled remarks.” But since Turner was working the wrong side of the street, politically, the MSM has almost completely ignored the story.)
To return to Wikipedia, if Sydney Poore/FloNight had honestly wanted to dampen speculation, as she claimed, she would have left the references to my investigative work in the entry, and millions of readers who believed that Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom had been sexually mutilated, and were unaware of my work, would have learned the truth. Instead, Poore/FloNight’s political hatred for me aided and abetted the hoaxers, because no one learned from The Pretend Encyclopedia entry that the sexual mutilation story was a hoax. Millions of people still believe the hoax.
Over four years after the crimes, every now and then someone will still try and sneak the truth past the Wikicensors at the Knoxville Horror entry, but it never lasts. For instance, as recently as February 3, an anonymous editor added the essential adjective, “African American” to the entry’s second sentence, so that it read,
“They were both raped, tortured and murdered by three African American males and one female after being kidnapped early on the morning of January 7, 2007.”
The anonymous editor was not responsible for the now inaccurate time of the kidnapping, as it was already in the sentence. Knoxville authorities came to the conclusion over one year ago that the victims had been kidnapped in the evening of January 6, 2007, and that a call Channon Christian made home after midnight was after the gang had already kidnapped her and Christopher Newsom, and under their direction.
The Wikicensors have done the same thing regarding the entries for the Wichita Massacre, and other black-on-white atrocities, and have likewise censored photographs and entire entries devoted to Crystal Gail Mangum, the racist black Duke Rape Hoaxer, but had no qualms about displaying photographs of Mangum’s three white victims for over one year.
I checked under the names of all five of the victims, under “Pearcy, Arkansas,” under the name of the late murderer “Marvin Lamar Stringer,” and under the names of defendants “Jeremy Pickney” and “Samuel Lee Conway,” but came up with nothing. I guess the Pearcy Massacre is just a figment of my imagination.
But it’s not just race. The Pretend Encylopedia is a veritable hoax machine.
Googling for this article under “Wikipedia” and “hoax” turned up 237,000 hits. Writers compete with lists of the most egregious Wikipedia hoaxes, which occur so frequently that a book recording them through 2010 would of necessity fill several thick volumes.
Pretend Encylopedia co-founder Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales, who has turned the Web site into a personality cult, and source for reportedly $75,000 a pop speaking fees (color me green!), recently managed to raise $16 million in record time for the site. If consumer fraud laws had any bite, he’d be in jail for claiming to be soliciting funds for an encyclopedia.
Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.