The Atlantic won’t tell you that the
three two of three perpetrators were black because they want to make the story about gun control, you have to go to the New York Post for that information.
Steve Clemons, apparently one of the guardians of the leftist meme at the Atlantic writes:
I have been greatly affected by sad news from Oklahoma today, another case of a victim of gun violence that deserves as much attention and public concern as the more grisly mass slayings we have heard so much about and which still have not produced progress on gun control.
In the latest incident, Australian student Christopher Lane was killed while visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, Oklahoma. The young college baseball player, studying in the United States at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, was allegedly shot and killed by three juveniles, one of whom confessed to the police saying “We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.”
Ace is absolutely brilliant in his analysis, this is only a part:
The New York Post reports the story in a relatively straightforward factual fashion,so you know they’re racist.
The media changes storylines because they believe that people can be incensed and driven to violence if they are exposed to stories with a strong undercurrent of Tribal Vengeance.
That is, they don’t want White People going out there and Getting Some of Our Own back against innocent black victims.
I completely understand that.
Here’s what I don’t understand: Does the media not understand the effect on young, impressionable black kids of a neverending tale of black victimization at the hands of Whites (and White Hispanics)?
Go to Palestine. Look at their media. Look at their media with their constant framing of Jews as bloody monsters.
What effect on the mentality of Palestinian kids?
Are we to understand that this effect may occur in Palestine, but could never occur in the US?
The US media ruthlessly embargoes facts which may inflame whites and spur them to take malevolent action against blacks.
I get this. As I’ve said, I understand this part of it.
But what of the other side of it?
If the fear is that a steady stream of messaging about the violence committed by blacks against whites may inflame whites into nihilistic murder, where is the concern that the media’s carefully-crafted Paliwood Parade of black victims of white horrors may do the same to blacks?
And note: This is not necessarily a hypothetical question, is it?
(Augs) Update: And Jessie Jackson chimes in …
And this is how Jesse frowns …