Friday, January 6, 2017

Unsocial Media and the Main Stream Media

It was an atrocity proudly posted on Face Book. The key word here is "proudly." The people involved wanted everybody to see what they had done.

Don't know what I'm talking about? I'm not surprised. It has hardly gotten any Main Stream Media coverage at all. It was mostly either ignored or moved to one of those "by-the-way" sections of the news cast or news paper.

In Chicago, four black teens kidnapped a handicapped person, beat him, cut him, kicked him, forced him to drink out of a toilet bowl and subjected him to all sorts of other inhumane behaviors. While they were doing these things to him, they were shouting obscene things about Donald Trump, the obvious target of these despicable acts. They also railed against white people.

They were so proud of what they had done that they posted a 30 minute video of it on Face Book. It was graphic, ugly, nasty and scary. But they were proud of it.

Chicago's police chief made a statement about the event, as one might expect. But to say that his statement was soft would be the understatement of the century. He called the episode "...stupid kids doing stupid things..."

Are you kidding me? Imagine what the reaction would have been if this had been perpetrated by four white guys yelling obscenities about Hillary Clinton or President BO (the amateur president) while doing these things to a black handicapped kid. The outrage would have been palpable, and rightly so.

But why do we not see the same outrage from the left over this incident? Where is the condemnation by Black Lives Matters, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the other "leaders" of the left?

Back when Trayvon Martin was in the news, President BO (the amateur president) jumped right in, pointing out that Trayvon could have been his own child. Where is he on this event? Of course this poor handicapped kid was white, and could not have been President BO (the amateur president)'s child.

What a difference a hue makes.

I want to pontificate about how these types of events have snowballed in our society because we have raised a generation with no spiritual foundation. I want to preach about how we have abandoned our religious heritage. I want to point out the moment in history when Americans began to forsake God, leading to the hardening of hearts and calling evil good and good evil.

I want to, but I will resist the urge.

You figure it out.

ADDENDUM: Since the initial writing of this post, a couple of MSM outlets have discovered this video, assuring us that this was not a hate crime or racially motivated. Oops! The perps have been arrested on charges of racially motivated hate crimes. So much for MSM's credibility.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Still, much of the MSM, politicians, and leftists (wait - isn't this redundant?) say:

There is no evidence it was politically motivated (ignoring the statements about Trump)
There is no evidence of racial motivation (ignoring the "whitey" comments)

BUT, apparently it was a hate crime because the kid was mentally handicapped.

I'm still waiting for white kids to loot and burn buildings because of this.

TOM said...

It's good to see Joe back again I hope all is well

Ducky's here said...

Don't know why you think people wouldn't be aware of this story, Joe. It's been covered. I certainly knew of it before I read your screed.

There has also been conflicting reporting as is common in these cases but we seem to know a few things:

1. The victim was known to at least one assailant.

2. Chicago police believe he was targeted due to his mental handicap not his race.

3. This still qualifies as a hate crime under Illinois law due to his handicap.

4. It didn't get the attention that Trayvon Martin received simply because the victim isn't dead.Same can be said of Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland and many others. It is willful ignorance not to see the difference.

5. The assailants are not related to BLM and that is simply not an issue in this act of thuggery.

I'm sorry that there aren't marches on Chicago or whatever you want Joe and I wish the news would report all events according to your view of the facts. But since you are far right and as a result live by emotion not reason, it is best not to jump to conclusions.

Ducky's here said...

Here's a new wrinkle being reported by the BBC, Joe:

"Police allege the van was earlier stolen by Mr Hill, who is also accused of demanding $300 from the victim's mother while they held him captive, according to the Chicago Tribune."

Joe said...

GEC: Liberals cannot process what they hear or see. They just react according to their mantras.

TOM: It's complicated, but I'll be posting as often as I can...which will vary a lot.

Ducky: Relative to your comments:
1. So what?
2. Didn't hear too much of what they actually said, did you?
3. Yeah...maybe...but not JUST a hate crime - doesn't take a genius to figure that out.
4. So if they had killed him it would have been covered more? What makes you think that? (Never mind, I already know.)
5. Need to pay attention, Ducky.
5 1/2: "Jump to conclusions?" How about: Hear what the perps actually said?