Media at a Loss on Navy Yard Shooter

 

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Has the world of Journalism Majors dropped the idea of telling students that when a criminal is killed in the act by police they do not have to say ‘alleged‘ in regard to their crime as they would if the suspect/perp were alive and in custody?

Worse than that it seems. MSM is bending over backwards not to let the smoke blow away from the enigmatic figure of the Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis.

On CNN they are working up steam for a lynching while searching for a credible “culprit” to hang among the people who hired or passed on Alexis for his clearance; the clearance that permitted him to murder 12 of his fellow Navy workers, unarmed civilians all. The problem with this is that the problem seems to have been the policy handed down from the administration, Obama‘s administration.

Even over on Fox News, the supposedly racist FauxNews station you might find it hard to keep in your mind that Alexis was a murderer of 12 people shot in the act (emphasis added).

…Alexis, who was working in IT for a Navy subcontractor when he died in the rampage at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in Washington…

If my eyes happened to see fall on that sentence at first glance I might think it was a bio/eulogy for one of the victims! How about an objective statement such as “… when he was shot while rampaging through the…“? They have decided that the emotional index of ‘rampage’ is not too strong to be applied to the act yet they fail to step up and describe simply, and accurately what happened.

Usually when this happens the answer to my dear Virginia’s inevitable question* is… “politics, and not the clean kind.” How inconvenient for the MSM to have a black man (why, Virginia, why do they always have to force people to be a color instead of letting them all just be people?), and an apparent “LIberal (tm)” to boot, be the perp just when they were about to canonize Saint Trayvon.

In the 1990’s my friends and I laughed at the PC movement; the vanishing of things like plastic ground in playgrounds seems to show that the pendulum is moving back toward sanity but, it seems that even as it is dying the years and years of politically correct but reality challenged “narrative” has amassed enough of a backlog of stupidity that we will be paying for it long after it is a bad memory.

Plus we have to grow old in a world built by a delusionally self-entitled generation; Yippee, Hooray fails to express my delight at such a prospect, but Oh Fuck would be more cynical than I am wont to be, it can be said that my reaction is a lot closer to the OF end of things than the YH end!

*What keeps them from telling it straight?”

Guy DeWhitney on Government by Heretics Crusaders

My ideal of government:
Un-self-consciously, individual humans that are raised to feel a profound duty to protect all aspects of seldom/individuality that neither “picks someone’s pocket nor breaks someone’s leg” and a profound respect for the notion that we are all one and what goes around not only comes around, it DIRECTLY affects us; i.e. “successful” assholery damages a psyche’s ability to make ‘good’ choices in the future.Guy DeWhitneys Heretics Crusade

Fairness Doctrine is NOT a “Leftwing” Idea!

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I think that in the end Obama will make G.W. look like the best thing since sliced bread BUT, I remember when talk radio was a place where you could LEARN about things and THINK about them, not just gulp down some predigested, group-thunked, sheeple fodder from BOTH sides!

Keeping media free and objective is one of the MOST important ways we can protect our entire society, on both sides!

And while we are at it let’s go back and beef up the media ownership rules!
NO individual or corporate entity should be allowed to own more than ONE outlet of each media type in any one locale.

The only folks who do NOT support that idea are the very ones who seek to under abuse">abuse the concept and impose their mindset on the masses merely by buying enough "airtime" to drown out other voices!

Jesus was a Palestinian? That’s what one public school textbook says.

Jesus was a Palestinian? That’s what one public school textbook says.

From Fox News

Although Jesus lived in a region known in his time as Palestine, the use of the term “Palestinian,” with its modern connotations, is among the hundreds of textbook flaws cited in a recent five-year study of educational anti-Semitism detailed in the book “The Trouble with Textbooks: Distorting History and Religion.”

A “true or false” question on the origins of Christianity asserted that “Christianity was started by a young Palestinian named Jesus.” The teacher’s edition says this is “true.”

But even though Jesus is the founder of Christianity, the question ignores the fact that he was Jewish. And Ybarra said, “The Christian scriptures say that he preached in Judea and Galilee, not Palestine,” a term that was used at the time as a less specific description of the broader region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.

“They’re under pressure from all kinds of minority groups, religious groups, and they try to satisfy everyone and that results in content that is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator,” he said. “And so, in that process, things can be missed. Errors can survive.”

Ybarra also claims that the textbooks tend not to treat Christianity, Judaism and Islam equally.

Islam has a privileged position,” he said. “It’s not critiqued or criticized or qualified, whereas Judaism and Christianity are.”

(HH here: in response toe the Liberal element lurking here I say yes, Christians have certainly also been guilty of painting school books in religious colors. The difference is that the tendency is in retreat in Christianity and in advance in Islam.)

One example is in the glossary of “World History: Continuity and Change.” It calls the Ten Commandments “moral laws Moses claimed to have received from the Hebrew God,” while the entry for the Koran contains no such qualifier in saying it is the “Holy Book of Islam containing revelations received by Muhammad from God.”

Experts agree, though, that part of the problem rests in the fact that there are so few textbook publishers.

Seventy-five percent of public school books are published by just three companies: Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education. None responded to requests for comment for this story.

“It’s a big problem right now that we have so few choices in our textbooks,” Haynes said. “This is an industry. … It’s a marketplace. They’re trying to sell their textbooks.”

But Ybarra said it goes deeper than pure economics. He thinks the school books are being used as tools for propaganda, particularly to perpetuate negative attitudes towards Christianity, Israel and pro-Palestinian views concerning the Middle East.

(HH: in public schools all religions need to be treated in completely objective fashion in historical context ONLY!)

“We fear that this is creating a generation of biased school children,” he said. “Some of our projects in the higher education realm with some of these same subject matters, we find that students do show up at universities with these prejudices.”

(HH: A big problem with this issue, just like the Radical Muslim issue, is that a fair number of the folks who agree that there is an anti-Christian, Anti-Jewish factor here want the freedom toe impose THEIR religious bias in the other direction. There are too few moderate voices attacking the hypocrisies of BOTH sides here. IT must be like living in the 50’s and SEEING the Soviet threat but the only people who truly agree with you are jingoistic McCarthy lovers and racists! My attitude would probably be the same it is now. I would kick butt verbally on BOTH the Soviets and McCarthy.

There is a huge red light that goes off when a radical, close-minded partisan speaks or responds. They take whatever position that they are reacting to and spin it to the extreme of the opposition. A hardline conservative might respond to ANY questioning of unrestricted gun ownership by attacking you as a fascist, big government, intervening traitor to all that is American. The Liberal version will respond to your assertion that it SEEMS that towns and counties with lots of guns don’t have much gun CRIME with slurs against your humanity and assertions that you want 8 year olds to be able to buy weapons at Walmart.

As you can see neither one is actually able to defend their ideas creatively nor can they pick out any of your thoughts and logically critique it.

These sad souls are not my audience. I am not speaking to them other than in response to their questions. I am speaking to the majority that stand in a state of inaction due to the extreme left and right not allowing any real discourse or, God forbid, solutions.)

Ybarra maintains that, ultimately, parents and communities need to get involved and demand accountability from school boards, publishers and scholars on what goes into the materials being used to teach fresh, young minds.