Photoshopped brick by historymike - not the actual projectile
(Toledo, OH) WTVG-13 originally broke the story of Charley Linden, a Toledoan whose home was burglarized and vandalized by unknown persons; the perpetrators left a calling card in the form of a swastika-laden brick through his window. WTVG also has a update on their website today.
Bill White, a spokesman for the National Socialist Movement (NSM), recently made the unsubstantiated - and irresponsible - claim that anti-racist activists were responsible for vandalism at his house. White created a scenario on his blog in which "Jewish and black communists attacked a news vehicle from WTOL," and the brick is supposedly a means to terrorize WTOL employees from testifying against anti-racist activists.
The trouble with this theory is that the news vehicle in question belonged to WTVG-13, not WTOL-11. I spoke last night with Linden, and he categorically denied any link to the riot, NSM, or any news organization.
"I am a graphic deigner," he said. "I do not, nor have I ever, worked for a news organization."
Linden suspects that the attack and burgalry may have something to do with his status as a landlord.
"I have an African American tenant, and perhaps someone thinks that we live together," he said, adding that his two-family home looks more like a single residence. "Other than that, I have no clue why someone would do this."
Linden was frustrated with the pace and results of the police investigation.
"TPD was out here for about six minutes," he said. "I would think that something this disturbing would be a higher priority."
Linden was especially distraught that NSM and Bill White would fabricate a story about him to further their political agenda.
Left: NSM's Bill White
"I had never even heard of Bill White or the NSM until now," he said (historymike informed Linden of the NSM "news" story in which Linden was described as a "'Nazi' News Producer"). "Why is this person dragging me into his political activity?"
White is now entering spin mode, and, despite my emailed request for him to do the right thing and print a retraction, he is attacking WTVG and an employee named Tony Geftos.
White describes Geftos as an "Illiterate ABC News Moron," and that a Google search would prove that there is a WTOL producer by the name of Charley Linden.
Unfortunately, Mr. White, Linden's site clearly references another individual who is a WTOL producer. I suggest that you actually read the information; there is no place on the site in which Linden is mentioned as a WTOL producer.
Linden added: "Why would I tell my story to WTVG, a competitor, if I worked at WTOL? This Bill White needs to have his head examined."
Addendum: Mr White emailed me the following response to my suggestion that he issue a retraction.
"I think the ABC news story is riddled with errors," he wrote. "Anti-racists threw a brick through the guy's window because they thought he was a Charley Linden who is, or is listed on the internet as, a producer for WTOL."