1. Present emotionally charged story of blacks attacking a white.
2. Claim that whites never attack blacks, we "know" because it would be national news.
3. Claim that blacks attacking whites is being suppressed in the media.
That is the standard-form call to violence found in every racist organization in America.
If you actually gave a crap about the story, you would not have used the standard form rhetoric of inciting racial violence.
Last edited by ecofarm; 02-16-14 at 10:12 AM.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Ok, the Trayvon/Zimmerman people have arrived. This thread is done.
I hope it was a learning experience for some. Be on the lookout for this call to violence and remember, it includes three main aspects:
1. A story to make one angry.
2. A claim of white innocence ("it would be national news if a white hurt a black person!!11!!").
3. A claim of secret, violent, black revolution.
Note that 2., above, asserts that someone will become famous if they do take action. It's a claim of innocence and an incentive for those who would take action.
And have a good day.
So you agree that the media should report the race of those involved when a people are claiming that the govt acted in a racially biased manner, yet when the media reports the race of those involved in a racial issue, you think it's wrongNo, what they did was purposefully accentuate the racial aspect of the crime through purposeful editing of 911 calls.
Not in the least, and this is nothing even remotely related to my point. Are you going to continue to be dishonest here?
When the Martin shooting was initially reported, it was not reported in a racial manner because, for the reasons you mention, it was not a racial issue. IOW, the media did not demonstrate any racial bias in its initial reporting of the crime.
The media only began discussing race when people started protesting the lack of prosecution and claimed that it was a racial issue. Since you agree that the media should discuss race when reporting a racial issue, then how does the media discussing race while reporting on protests over a racial issue indicate that the media is biased on racial issues?