Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Current Rules of Journalism on Race

Journalism is pretty sloppy these days, but it does have clear rules about how race is dealt with. Here are a few:

1. When a criminal is White, that fact must be central to any news report about the crime. And it also applies when the criminal is only part White, as in the case of Elliot Rodger. He was half Chinese, in case you've only been listening to the mainstream news, but it's considered sort of racist to point that out. One fellow on the net accused me of racism for mentioning that the guy's mother is Chinese.

2. When criminals are Blacks, it's considered an unimportant "so-what?" fact, and race is left out of the story.  For example, when Blacks riot, they are called "youths," no matter how old they are, and the listeners are led to picture Archie and Jughead doing something mischievious. The riots themselves are usually called "disturbances."

3. Whenever any kind of news story unavoidable involves race, the media immediately interview Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson or both, and treat them like wise authorities instead of like the sleazeball con men they are.

There are other rules, but these are the basic ones. As for #2, are you aware that the Florida "disturbances" are Black riots? This, from http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/

Media Cover-Up of Planned, Ft. Lauderdale Racist Terror Attacks Follows a Clear Pattern

By Nicholas Stix

The local media (CBS Local 4 and World Now’s WSVN, while the Miami Herald has merely blogged off of CBS), that covered this black riot at all are all following the same m.o.:

• Refusing to show the photographs and videos that viewers sent them of the attacks;
• Instead, showing videos of massive mobilizations of policemen;
• Refusing to show or broadcast interviews with the white victims; and
• Insisting on only playing powder-puff interviews with black non-victims who look and sound “positive,” middle-class, and educated.

(Read the rest, with videos and other commentary, HERE.)
Quibcag: Since this deals with Florida, the illustration is Ayuko Oka from Mysterious Girlfriend X (謎の彼女X. Nazo no Kanojo Ekkusu), in her bathing suit.

1 comment:

  1. Would you be racist if you pointed out that Obama's father was black? Or that his mother was white? If you have a little shovel and you call it a "spade" is that racist?