28 February 2006

Journalism without the Journal

Although Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have you believe otherwise, the mainstream media here in the US typically turns a blind eye to crimes committed by 'people of color.' If a white man commits a serious crime, his picture will appear in the paper. If the offender of a violent crime is black, there will be no physical description of him and his photograph will rarely appear in the story. Fact.

Hate Crime laws are only enforced when the offender is white and the victim is black or hispanic. Fact.

The press never discusses the factors involved when a community "gentrifies" (ie. has an influx of white homeowners) - they only cover the unfairness and outrage that the local residents fling around in their myopic worldview. When Bucktown started to gentrify, many "urban pioneers" were victimized by the "good citizens" of West Humboldt park. Fact.

Frankly I'm surprised that impoverished areas of the city don't welcome whites with open arms. These areas are shown to have lower violent crime with attendantly higher property values. Seems like a win/win, right?

Well all societies have their own sets of taboo topics - this happens to be one of ours. I'm probably going to get called to the carpet for even discussing the issue of race, crime and news coverage.

Just like in Germany you can't discuss Hitler or the Nazis - it's just not done.

Stories written in the MSM are supposed to reflect the good and positive only. Negatives are to be reframed into something that is not so bad. Sure, the journalist can report about how Jamal killed 4 people during a home invasion but Jamal's story will be sure to include:

* He was brought up in a broken home, in a high crime and economically depressed area.
* He was forced to join a gang because he had no choice.
* He was forced to sell and do drugs and alcohol because the neighborhood's economic deprivation caused him to do it.
* Jamal was only doing home invasions because he needed money to support his family.

The list of excuses is legion.

So I'm not at all surprised to see that the European Press has now taken up the Policital Correctness Flag and has begun to downplay, or outright ignore, crimes committed by Muslims.

No Pasaran has a roster of crimes committed in and around Paris by Muslims - that French papers won't even touch.

12 February : 2 twenty somethings are arrested for kidnapping the mother and brother of French rapper 'Booba' [Ed. - somewhere in a shithole suburb of Paris].
13 February : A 49 year old man in Montrouge [Ed. - suburb of Paris] is discovered dead on his bed. His hands and feet are bound and his mouth id stuffed full of neckties.
15 February : A 30 year old Asian women, gagged and blindfolded with masking tape, is thrown from the 3rd floor of an apartment in La Courneuve [Ed. - a true shithole suburb of Paris].
16 February : Doctors, dentists, and nurses demonstrate in Vénissieux [Ed. - suburb of Lyon known for Islamic extremism; at least one of its residents wound up at Gitmo] against repeated muggings and robberies (3 since December).

As usual, Mark Steyn has gotten it right -

Two years ago, a 23-year-old Paris disc jockey called Sebastien Selam was heading off to work from his parents' apartment when he was jumped in the parking garage by his Muslim neighbor Adel. Selam's throat was slit twice, to the point of near-decapitation; his face was ripped off with a fork; and his eyes were gouged out. Adel climbed the stairs of the apartment house dripping blood and yelling, "I have killed my Jew. I will go to heaven."

Our right to Free Expression is our most import right. With our MSM muzzling news items out of a misplaced sense of political correctness, how can we say that we're truly free?

Stalin would be very proud of our Modern Journalism - without the journal.

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