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No, the media did not ignore the Chapel Hill shootings

No, the media did not ignore the Chapel Hill shootings

What separates Chapel Hill from Copenhagen?

Almost immediately after news of the Chapel Hill shootings broke on major media outlets and social media, talking heads on the left seized the opportunity to turn the brutal murders of three muslim human beings into a political debate:

And then this, just a couple of hours later:

See the spin on the spin? Kohn made a vain (and ultimately failed) attempt to make this about white people not caring about non-white people. She took this bizarre and heartbreaking story that according to the facts at hand involved a fight over a parking spot and turned it into exactly what she wanted (hoped?) it to be: white-on-minority violence, and white-on-minority media malpractice.

The problem with that neat little package is that the discussions that dominated the airwaves were the exact opposite of Kohn’s fantasy narrative. Sure, there was word of a dispute over a parking spot, but that was all sandwiched in between the horror and shock of seeing a complete lunatic gun down other human beings for reasons only a complete lunatic could understand.

The problem with making the Chapel Hill — Copenhagen comparison is that, while it was not immediately clear if the Chapel Hill shootings were religiously motivated*, it was clear that the shootings in Copenhagen were. No one hid the identities of the shooter and victims—they just didn’t focus on them because no one knew anything about the shooter except that the victims had previously complained of his behavior.

Also, keep in mind that the police had the Chapel Hill shooter in hand; the people of Copenhagen endured a manhunt, which is inherently dramatic and attracts more breathless reporting by default. Reporters covering Chapel Hill were left with the stark remains of an execution.

One of the biggest dangers facing American society is the emerging, culturally regressive desire for discrimination. We crave violence, but ordinary murder isn’t enough. If one man shoots another, we’re not satisfied until someone manages to make a connection to race or religion. If there’s no connection, we’ll invent one, and accuse the attacker of unconscious bigotry.

Outrage is the fuel that gives the progressive machine life, and it comes at the expense of actual victims who have their stories tainted by the agendas of people like Kohn.

*The presence of white skin vs. brown skin, or scarves, or any other trapping of religious identity does not a hate crime make. We reject the non sequitur.

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Poor Sally. She will never understand, under Islam, she dies.
MuftahOrg appears to be Islamic propaganda site.

>”Liberals crave violence, but ordinary murder isn’t enough. If one man shoots another, liberals are not satisfied until someone manages to make a connection to white racism or Christian extremism.”

Corrected. Don’t lump sane people in with the liberal “we” you refer to.

Our name-calling (but never the right ones) Pres. Selfie-Stuck deplored the slaughter of “Egyptian citizens” by ISIS.

They were Egyptian CHRISTIANS. Why is this so phobic with this poor, sick, evil outlaw?

“One of the biggest dangers facing American society is the emerging, culturally regressive desire for discrimination. We crave violence, but ordinary murder isn’t enough. If one man shoots another, we’re not satisfied until someone manages to make a connection to race or religion. If there’s no connection, we’ll invent one, and accuse the attacker of unconscious bigotry.”

We? You got a mouse in your pocket?

99% of American society is NOT accurately described by this passage.

Odd, too. I don’t see any “brown” in the Chapel Hill victims. That young man and those young ladies are just people.

But then, I never saw any “other” in Danny Thomas back in the day, either. Happily, my brain never worked that way.

Hey, Sally: When Muslims kill “white people,” the media first try hard to conceal the fact that the killers are Muslim, and then insist adamantly that the killings had “nothing to do with Islam,” and meanwhile fret that it’s a very dangerous time to be Muslim because there’s going to be a lot of backlash, etc.

Every day progressives (not necessarily classical liberals) expose their obsession and infatuation with skin color. Everything is seen through that prism, and if you don’t abide, then you are racist. Talk about flipping things 180!

In these two cases it seems pretty obvious part of where the differences lie. Even someone who isn’t paid to be a “political analyst” can see it. In Denmark, the story was significant because THE SHOOTER WAS AT LARGE! Doh. How many more might be shot?

In Chapel Hill, NC, as stated here, the shooter was immediately apprehended. No further threat. But quickly the FBI got involved to determine if it was motivated by skin color, ethnicity, religion, etc. Only a smarter than thou progressive would make conclusions prior.

One of the good things about people like Kohn is that she has appeared on enough TV talk shows to let everyone know what a nutjob she is about race and discrimination. It’s almost as bad as Jimmy Carter and Israel. If someone robbed and killed Elizabeth Warren Kohn would claim that the killer hated American Indians!

?Maybe because it was over a longstanding dispute over a parking space? Doesn’t pay to park in a nut case’s parking spot. No matter what your religion. Of course, this does not fit the media’s game plan, so it is conveniently ignored. Chapel Hill Police got it right, and now they are ignored.

    Phillep Harding in reply to docrambo. | February 16, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Not excusing him, but it sounds like the dead ignored warning signs that certain behavior was a bit like poking an ill tempered dog with a stick, while in reach of it’s chain.

    Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.

It was never “ignored” in the first place. The mosque that the boy’s father runs is one of those very political mosques. They handed this off to the international online Muslim community who fired up the twitter outrage machine and pushed the “it was a hate crime!” and “Why does Racist AMERIKKKA not care about Muslims? memes.

It was a sophisticated social media campaign to attack the West to distract us from the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

http://www.ncgunblog.com/2015/02/13/muslimlivesmatter-chapelhillshooting-hashtags-sophisticated-social-media-campaign/

I was initially inclined to cut some slack for the father whose two daughters were shot in the head. The murders are horrible. The man apparently responsible has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. No word yet on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty. And for the families, it may be easier to reconcile their loss by thinking that the young people died because of their faith rather than that they died because the crazy guy next door shot them because there was a car in “his” parking space.

It’s harder to excuse the people outside the families who insist that this was anti-Muslim “terrorism.” It just doesn’t fit the facts as we know them now.

This woman seems to enjoy being viewed as a total dingbat.

I’m sure Ms. Kohn was upset when two black thugs murdered a female student (president of the student body, IIRC) a few years ago. But I doubt she even knows about it. Murders occur every day over stupid shit. Most are not national news. This one warrants no more coverage or outrage than any other.

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