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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Speaking of the previous post....

I doubt very much that this story will make it to the front page of the NY Times tomorrow.

It's a pretty shocking story: three young gentlemen of color (one looks to me like a very light-skinned black) followed a 23-year-old white man who was jogging and gunned him down because they were "bored."

Unfortunately, the Times doesn't consider this kind of narrative part of "all the news that's fit to print."

They prefer to focus on the Duke lacrosse players, or that horrible racist George Zimmerman.


Glen Filthie said...

It's all over the news up here John. The Grouchy Old Cripple had a new one for me though, where some fine, upstanding African-Americans (that also could have been Obama's son) - shot a toddler in a stroller right between the eyes in front of his mom. And - if you think they should get the death penalty for it, it's because you are a knuckle draggin' racist bastid.

At this rate, I am predicting all out race wars in the next decade...

John Craig said...

Glen --
Just scoured the Times; no mention of the killing referred to in this post, and I haven't seen any mention of the toddler-shooting either.

These days the definition of a "racist" is one who doesn't pretend not to notice obvious racial disparities. To not be a "racist," one must also studiously ignore the hypocrisy of media -- like the Times -- which choose to only highlight violence when it's white-on-black.

Anonymous said...

The stroller shooting occured in Georgia on 3/23/13. If the Times ever does cover the current murder, they will probably focus on the "strained Austro-American relations, which tangentially had something or other to do with a random event in flyover country. A shooting or something. Typical rednecks and their guns."

John Craig said...

Anon --
I was thinking similarly. If enough publicity gets generated elsewhere, and the Times has its hand forced, they will probably focus on the gun control aspect of it, as if these killers would have paid attention to the laws, and do everything but lay the blame on the doorstep of the NRA.