I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
Remember all the riots after OJ was acquired? Me neither.
Exactly the same? Of course not. But the media didn't make people shoot at police, the media didn't set buildings and cars on fire, the media didn't loot buildings, the media didn't throw things at police. Those people who did do that aren't somehow bereft of any kind of blame or shouldn't have finger pointed at them simply because the media enflamed things. The media, sadly, is also a give and take type of thing...they can help enflame things, but people have to buy in and help exacerbate it for it to actually have any impact, and the cycle just continues agin and again.Let me ask you this: Were it not for our sensationalist national media, who is no doubt covering this live right now with their pro-fear rhetoric, and in the case of Fox "News," Right-Wing rhetoric as well, could you honestly say that the overall civilian reaction would have been exactly the same?
I'm not saying that only one side is worthy of having fingers pointed at them...that's you. I'm saying that the news coverage on this absolutely deserves criticism, but it doesn't excuse those that are making their own conscious decisions to do wrongful actions.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.