Friday, January 09, 2015
Is It Only Terrorism if White People are Attacked?
There was an act of domestic terrorism, an attack on the Colorado office of the NAACP, on January 6th. You probably never heard of it. That's because the media didn't cover it.
A bomb, consisting of an explosive device attached to a can of gas, went unnoticed in America's mainstream media. That is until word leaked out on Twitter and the story went viral. The outrage became more than the media could take and so they belatedly and obviously reluctantly ran the story.
Reluctantly? That's certainly the impression you might get from reading the first graph of the USA Today report: The hashtag #NAACPbombing has gone viral, reflecting frustration among one of Twitter's most vocal communities about what they say is a glaring disparity in how news outlets cover violence against blacks. Most vocal? You could easily substitute "uppity" for most vocal.
The cops are looking (we hope) for a suspect described as a balding white male in his 40s driving a dirty white pickup truck. Good luck with that, cops.
And, if you need another bite of batshit crazy American racism, consider this performance from, what else, FOX.