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?”