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THE MEDIA DON'T REALLY WANT TO REPORT THIS STORY WITH A TEN FOOT POLE

Why? Come on. YOU know. It doesn't advance any liberal agenda.

A young, white, Australian is out jogging and three "youths', two black, stalk him and murder him because, they claim, they were "bored" and it was "fun".


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/man-who-dobbed-in-suspects-accused-of-murdering-melbourne-baseball-player-chris-lane-says-his-son-was-next/story-fni0fiyv-1226700172461

Like so many similar cases over the years, the media either ignore them or only report the bare details with clenched jaws, looking over their shoulders lest they accidentally address the real issues, so as to be able to claim, "Hey, we covered that story."

No digging into the background of the assailants to see what music they listened to, what radio shows, what their associations were, no pointing fingers at groups they oppose and choose to blame, no outrage from the political pundits, activists, and race-baiters.

No president of the United States immediately standing up to say "If I had a son, he'd look ..."

No Al Sharpton. No Jesse Jackson. No Sheila Jackson Lee. No - a 13 year old white kid is brutally beaten by a gang of black kids on a bus and that's a non-story. An international story of an Australian baseball player being hunted down while jogging and shot by two black teenagers absorbed with the thug culture in Oklahoma and it's barely reported and the focus is on gun violence.

UPDATE - Jesse Jackson (the older one who is not in jail) just tweeted that the "senseless" murder in Oklahoma "is frowned upon". "Frowned upon"? Back to my post:

In fact, even when you do run across an occasional national story about the international outrage, the narrative is about "gun violence" and the "bored disturbed teens" angle.

Even in Australia, the storyline now is about "gun violence" and the NRA and the incidence of violence and child deaths through gun violence.

But race? The glorified "thug culture"? Rap music? Gangs? Drugs? Breakdown of family values?

Look at the Facebook pages and Twitter time-lines of such individuals and see where they are coming from.
No - can't go there. In different circumstances, when the "hope" is that some murderer is a white conservative, the media will immediately scour the internet and any available data to see if the perpetrator is somehow linked to conservatives, talk radio, the Tea party, etc. - even to the point they have to make stuff up.

Never - ever trust the news media. Their agenda is not to inform but to influence - and protect.

And it's one of the reason things will only get worse. Because the people who can do something won't - and the media cover for them. In fact, they agree with their point of view.

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yamamanama
Aug. 21st, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
Really, blaming the music they listened to?
jordan179
Aug. 22nd, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
No, merely mentioning it as an influence.
yamamanama
Aug. 22nd, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
It probably isn't.
jordan179
Aug. 22nd, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
On what evidence do you base your statement that "it probably isn't?"
yamamanama
Aug. 22nd, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
Because sane people don't shoot people because music made them did it and insane people tend to follow the voices in their heads.
jordan179
Aug. 22nd, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
The point which I believe the original poster is making is that the racist violent music is part of the racist violent culture from which they derived the notion that shooting a random stranger of another race would be a good idea. For some reason, you had no problem grasping this when it came to neo-Nazi music, but don't get the principle as it applies to gangsta rap.
yamamanama
Aug. 22nd, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
I thought that didn't apply to whites according to you conservatives.
jordan179
Aug. 22nd, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
What are you talking about? When did I ever claim that whites couldn't be racist against blacks? Can you tell me just which person or person has made this claim?
yamamanama
Aug. 22nd, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
That's not what I said.

You aren't going to blame white culture when somebody shoots up a school.
jordan179
Aug. 22nd, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
You aren't going to blame white culture when somebody shoots up a school.

Oh yes I would, in many cases. Or, to be more precise, aspects of some white subcultures. For instance, the pervasive toleration and enabling of jock bullying in high schools (*) had more than a little to do with the Columbine Massacre. And rather obviously, I might consider blaming the neo-Nazi subculture for any school shooting in which the shooters were participants in that subculture.

But then I didn't blame "black culture" for this, I merely pointed out that gangsta rap, and the gangsta subculture in general, were in part to blame for this.

Are you trying to argue that the gangsta subculture is the only real black culture?

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Which sometimes goes to the point where fighting back is harshly punished if it results in the injury of an athlete, even if the athlete started the fight.
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metaphorsbwithu
Aug. 22nd, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
I alluded to the social media postings of the killers but chose not to post them because of their disturbing content. Here's a sample for any apologists out there like the irritant above:


Ayeee I knocced out 5 woods since Zimmerman court!:) lol shit ima keep sleepin shit! #ayeeee 👊👊👊
— jamesakabug (@JAMESAKABUG) July 15, 2013


Nigga of chief keef don't drop almighty SOSA or something by #Monday I'ma put hands on every wood I see until they drop lol @ChiefKeef
— jamesakabug (@JAMESAKABUG) July 24, 2013


With my niggas when it's time to start taken life's
— jamesakabug (@JAMESAKABUG) August 13, 2013



Not surprisingly, local authorities so not consider this "racial" or evidence raising the murder to the level of a "hate crime" - only bluster.
jordan179
Aug. 22nd, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, they're even stupider than I thought. They didn't realize that e-mails and postings would be used as evidence against them?

Seriously, what you're quoting is probably the reason why they're being charged with first-degree murder, as it destroys any hope of their claiming that the shooting sprang spontaneously from a mutual argument.
metaphorsbwithu
Aug. 22nd, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
This is why I always go back to original sources and local news accounts - just as in the George Zimmerman case (where almost nothing at trial was not known from the beginning) and the Boston Bombers case, where people like me had accessed Dzokhar Tsarnaev's Facebook account and knew the details of the brothers' history hours before the msm were reluctantly naming them and describing those bloodthirsty terrorists as sweet young handsome misunderstood immigrant/American lads.

Their defense will be they were themselves victims of racism and uncontrollably angry because of the Trayvon Martin case.
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yamamanama
Aug. 22nd, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
Trayvon's twitter was hacked by white nationalists. Who's to say that isn't a fake twitter or a hacked one?
jordan179
Aug. 22nd, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
ROFLMAO!!!

Perhaps it's the Evil Jewish Conspiracy?

Trayvon's twitter was consistent with all his other statements in social media, with his documented actions in life before he attacked Zimmerman, and indeed with what his own girlfriend, who was a witness for the PROSECUTION, claimed he was saying on the phone the night that he decided to test the proposition that being a Real Gangsta (tm) trumped a bullet to the heart. Likewise, as far as I can see, the feed quoted here by the original poster is entirely consistent with the sort of evil and stupid people who would casually murder a stranger, take almost no steps to avoid being caught, and imagine that this would be just one small incident in a long and mostly free life.

When one piece of evidence is consistent with all the others, it is not the rational thing to assume that it is manufactured, barring positive evidence that it was.
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