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Old 03-17-2019, 05:33 PM   #17411 (permalink)
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On Wednesday there was a school shooting in Brazil that left 8 dead

Apparently modeled after Columbine
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:21 PM   #17412 (permalink)
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:23 PM   #17413 (permalink)
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:05 AM   #17414 (permalink)
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:49 AM   #17415 (permalink)
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The NYTimes calls out Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/o...w-zealand.html

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And yet people with millions of online followers have been incessantly preaching that Islamophobia is not the problem; Islam is. The Canadian intellectual Jordan Peterson has said that Islamophobia is a “word created by fascists.” The neuroscientist Sam Harris called it an “intellectual blood libel” that serves only to shield Islam from criticism. After I wrote a series of articles critical of Mr. Harris, a young white man from California emailed me to tell me he carried a gun — what kind did I carry? he asked.
Both of these guys unequivocally condemn terrorism. This papers cry and moan that people don’t differentiate between hack and serious journalism but more and more it seems they can’t tell the difference either.

The drumming Indian v. The MAGA hat kid really showed how bad our best journalism really has become.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:03 AM   #17416 (permalink)
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Both of these guys unequivocally condemn terrorism. This papers cry and moan that people don’t differentiate between hack and serious journalism but more and more it seems they can’t tell the difference either.

The drumming Indian v. The MAGA hat kid really showed how bad our best journalism really has become.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:50 AM   #17417 (permalink)
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I dare say Hunter was a bit too egotistical to be of much value himself.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:38 AM   #17418 (permalink)
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Same people who have been whining for years about "not all Muslims" or "not all Christians" are now branding an "eco-fascist" and Chinese government sympathizer into a white supremacist that "speaks for all white people in New Zealand". We have multiple incidents every year where Christian churches get bombed in brown countries by Muslim extremists that don't even hit the bar for C-lst coverage from CNN and The Atlantic but they'll do thinkpieces on the "global dominance of white nationalist terrorism". There's certainly a big overall terrorism death toll out there...but white supremacy has a lot of catching up to do on the numbers side. They also lump in all those shooters like the Parkland kid into it even though he was a self-hating Jew. Like "wuttttttt", lol.

Makes me glad I didn't pursue a career in journalism right out of college. This **** would make me question what the point of the job is other than driving clicks. Yeesh.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:08 AM   #17419 (permalink)
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Same people who have been whining for years about "not all Muslims" or "not all Christians" are now branding an "eco-fascist" and Chinese government sympathizer into a white supremacist that "speaks for all white people in New Zealand". We have multiple incidents every year where Christian churches get bombed in brown countries by Muslim extremists that don't even hit the bar for C-lst coverage from CNN and The Atlantic but they'll do thinkpieces on the "global dominance of white nationalist terrorism". There's certainly a big death toll out there...but it definitely isn't the "white" side with the higher numbers. They also lump in all those shooters like the Parkland kid into it even though he was a self-hating Jew. Like "wuttttttt", lol.

Makes me glad I didn't pursue a career in journalism right out of college. This **** would make me question what the point of the job is other than driving clicks. Yeesh.
Neat, turn the situation into another round of whataboutist culture war nonsense. Bet the gunman just hates that.

I think that citizen journalism is playing a big role in the disintegration of mainstream journalism in that it's taken away their gatekeeper role. They're starting to rely on social media too much as a source and as an outlet, which has led to lot of hasty reporting and biased clickbait. It's a give and take.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:29 AM   #17420 (permalink)
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It isn't "whataboutism". Just this year alone there have been around 453 Islamic terror attacks (globally) with nearly 2k dead as a cumulative result. Of those, 117 happened in just the last 30 days. Those numbers are alarming in 2019, yet somehow The Anti-Defamation League and others think its insignificant. They want to focus on a nonexistent "domestic threat" to distract from real problems we have, just as Trump likes to focus on nonexistent Mexican rapists.

Odds are your more likely to step on a landmine going to the grocery store set by an Islamic extremist than getting gunned down by a puffy faced white dude who doesn't leave grandma's basement.
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