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The Colorado shooting & the media narrative

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:54 pm - July 21, 2012.
Filed under: Media Bias

Glenn Reynolds offers the BLOG COMMENT OF THE DAY:

Fascinating that a man shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ as he mows down 35 people on an army base isn’t motivated by Islam… but a guy who has the same name as hundreds of others—and says nothing as he fires—is obviously a Tea Party zealot.

And quips, “It’s all about the narrative.”  James Taranto probes this narrative a bit more deeply:

It is reasonable to interpret Ross’s hasty unsubstantiated report as an expression of hostility–bigotry–toward the Tea Party and those who share its values, which are traditional American ones. ABC’s carelessness here is in sharp contrast with the way the mainstream media treat criminal suspects who are black or Muslim. In those cases they take great pains not to perpetuate stereotypes, sometimes at the cost of withholding or obscuring relevant facts such as the physical description of a suspect who is still at large or the ideological motive for a crime.

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Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 1:53 pm - July 21, 2012.
Filed under: Blogging,Conservative Ideas

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