Update:San Diego 6CW has published the name and some other details about the driver of the cab, who rammed into a crowd in San Diego’s Gaslamp district. He is a 52-year old Egyptian, named Osama. His roommate says that he “feared for his life” and that Osama, the cabbie, would become enraged, if he brought a girlfriend home. He was so scared of Osama that he carried a knife at all times.
All of the San Diego Media outlets are suppressing information about a cabdriver, who crashed into a crowd of patrons on the sidewalk outside a bar in the Gaslamp district at closing time. In effect, this is a lie, because, certainly the local media have access to this information, but they are implying that they do not. See this link from the San Diego Union-Tribune more info:
This incident occurred early on the morning of Saturday, February 12, 2011. The crash actually injured 23 people, most of whom, we can assume had been drinking on a Friday night. Many of the cab drivers in San Diego are Muslim from the Middle East, and several cab companies have a name that reflect their ethnicity. Emerald (Green) is, of course a color that is a symbol for Islam.
All of the local media outlets refused to publish the name of the driver, presumably for reasons of political correctness. They are all reporting that the name was not released by the cab company, but there are several other ways that a competent reporter can learn the name of the driver.
The media outlets are just being paternalistic in suppressing this information, because they believe that their readership and viewers are racist/uneducated and cannot form an appropriate opinion for themselves.
From my experience as a Tea Party organizer, I have found that our local media outlets routinely suppress information and mislead people according to their political agenda, regarding matters that their readership or viewers would often consider to be vital.
This happened within 24 hours of Mubarak resigning. A “Rally for Revolution” was held earlier that night just a couple of blocks away from this bar to celebrate the revolutionary “victory” in Egypt. The participants in the rally were revolutionary Muslims, Hispanics similar to the La Raza/Atzlan mode, communists, Marxists, progressives and socialists. Many of the Muslim cab drivers in the area were honking like mad. It is a strange coincidence that this crash happened on the same night.