November 14, 2013

Doesn't fit the NARRATIVETM

Why minimal coverage? Victims not the "right" religion, attackers not the "right" hue.

Then there's this from the HuffPo:

The three men who died at Al's Place on Wednesday were Elaine Williams' son, brother and nephew. But Williams hasn't been profiled by any national media outlets. Her story hasn't been widely shared yet, and it probably won't be, because the shooting happened in Detroit.

Shootings involving low-income people don't often become national media stories ... Gun crimes often occur in low-income neighborhoods with largely non-white victims, but, from the news, you’d think every shooting put the white and affluent at risk of violence ... it doesn’t reflect the reality of gun violence in the United States, where black people are far more likely to be victims of gun homicides compared to their white counterparts.

Uh, right ... but who exactly jumped on the bandwagon, say, when George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in Florida, and for weeks we were lectured about how "racism isn't dead in America," and how "brown kids aren't safe to walk the streets," etc? And when right-leaning outlets did just what the HuffPo quotes above (from the "progressive" ThinkProgress, no less), what did we hear?

Hint: It begins with an "R."

Posted by Hube at November 14, 2013 03:21 PM | TrackBack

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Hard to say at this point whether the African-American kids will skate like Zimmerman did

Posted by: Delacrat at November 14, 2013 05:29 PM

Because we all know that cold-cocking an innocent bystander is the same as shooting someone who's pounding your head into the pavement.

Posted by: Hube at November 14, 2013 05:52 PM

And thanks for making my point about the Narrative. Predictable as the sunrise ...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/roderickscott.asp

Posted by: Hube at November 14, 2013 05:56 PM

The Roderick Scott story conveniently got swept under the rug. I wonder why? Of course, it doesn't fit the media's Narrative.

This Knockout game unfortunately is becoming more and more common, but you probably won't hear grievance mongers like Sharpton and Jackson denounce it. Again, it doesn't fit the Narrative. They make money off grievances and the fallacious belief (that many liberals hold) that America hasn't changed one bit since the 1950s.

Posted by: Carl at November 14, 2013 06:10 PM

On the other hand, if someone were to fight back against these knockout thugs and kill them in self-defense, how do you think the media moonbats would react? They would use it as "evidence" of continued "racism" in America and be screaming for the retaliator's head on a plate, much as they did with Zimmerman. Count on it.

Posted by: Carl at November 14, 2013 06:17 PM

Exactly, Carl.

Posted by: Hube at November 14, 2013 06:21 PM

I know that if I were in such a situation, I would fight back, even if it made me Public Enemy #1 according to the media.

Posted by: Carl at November 14, 2013 06:26 PM

You and Zimmerman and knockout thugs think it should be open season on people you don't like.

Posted by: delacrat at November 14, 2013 08:07 PM

And you're a blithering idiot.

Posted by: Hube at November 14, 2013 08:33 PM

Yeah, that's for sure. I suppose in delacrat's mind, people shouldn't fight back and let themselves be killed.

What an idiot.

Posted by: Carl at November 14, 2013 10:01 PM

Also, I don't hate anyone. There are plenty of people I dislike (such as trolls, for instance), sure. But hate? No.

Posted by: Carl at November 14, 2013 10:06 PM

delacrat, just going to point out that if you're one of those who want to repel stand your ground laws (and by tone I'm guessing you do), then Trayvon was very much in the wrong for violating "Duty to Retreat" (which is the alternative to SYG).

Though I am curious why you think Trayvon was in the right to forgo the multiple minute window he had to go onward to his temporary residence and instead circle back to "fight back against the someone hunting him with a gun".

So in your mind people have no right to police their own neighborhood while everyone has the right to feloniously assault somebody else following them? Even if you've already ditched the tail?

Posted by: Nate Winchester at November 15, 2013 07:49 AM

Apparently this has been going for years (my Google search brought up some articles as old as two, three years ago) and only now the MSM is starting to notice.

Posted by: Carl at November 19, 2013 11:01 PM

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