January 16, 2008

Worshiping at the Altar of P.C. -- daily post

It looks as if we're gonna make this a daily feature here at Colossus. It is, of course, way too easy, but at least I (we) get a tiny bit of satisfaction out of providing a public service -- UNLIKE Delaware's biggest paper, the News Journal.

Yesterday, a quartet of hoods broke into the wrong Dover apartment, but quickly corrected their mistake. Here's part of the News Journal's report:

Four armed men forced their way into a Dover-area apartment early Tuesday, holding the two occupants at gunpoint before realizing they were in the wrong place. They then invaded a second unit and attacked the occupant, Delaware State Police said.

The four armed males were dressed in black clothing with hooded sweat shirts.

WGMD radio's website gives the public safety -- and non-politically correct -- version:

State Police are investigating a home invasion robbery in Dover at the Autumn Run Apartment complex. Police say that four armed suspects knocked on the door of an apartment where two people lived at about 1:15 Tuesday morning. The suspects forced their way in when the tenants answered the door. While holding the tenants at gunpoint, the apartment was ransacked – and the suspects discovered they were in the wrong apartment and left. The suspects went to the correct apartment where they struck the tenant in the head with a handgun ...

All the suspects are black and were wearing black clothing and hooded sweatshirts –one had a light complexion.

Wow! WGMD even went further (as I suggested yesterday that the News Journal do) and described one of the men as having a "light complexion"! But wait -- doesn't WGMD know that "there are good reasons those descriptions never see the light of day. They generalize. They stereotype. And they require that everyone who hears the description has the same idea of what those folks look like"??

Posted by Hube at January 16, 2008 03:39 PM | TrackBack

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I agree that PC stinks...but so does beating a dead horse.

Posted by: Jabberwock at January 16, 2008 06:39 PM

Point taken, JW. :-)

Posted by: Hube at January 16, 2008 07:27 PM

Ah......but beating the skin of a dead horse is called tanning. It gives us shoes.

Posted by: kavips at January 17, 2008 04:23 AM