Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hate Crimes in Alaska; Media Chuckles to Itself...

Yeah, I am sure that the media's relentlesss gang -rape of Sarah Palin and its subsequent attempts to turn her into a cross between the village (of Wasilla) idiot and the whore of Babylon had nothing to do with what happened on Friday night:

Sarah Palin's church in Alaska was set on fire with women and children inside, working on arts and crafts, authorities said yesterday.

No one was hurt in the blaze, which began near the Wasilla Bible Church's entrance at about 9:30 p.m. Friday and caused an estimated $1 million in damage.

A spokesman for Palin said the governor, who was not at the church at the time, apologized to the congregation in case the fire was connected to any "undeserved negative attention" the church received after she became John McCain's presidential running mate.

"Whatever the motives of the arsonist, the governor has faith in the scriptural passage that what was intended for evil will in some way be used for good," the statement said.

It's a bottom-story, of course. Where would the media placement have been if an outspoken liberal had his/her place of worship (or favorite abortion clinic) set ablaze with women and children inside?

Fuggedaboutit....we'd be seeing candlelight vigils and editorials screaming about "right-wing hatred". But when liberals (and I admit, this is an assumption here) commit a hate crime, well...bottom of page 12, folks.

The placement is not accidental - it gives the attack almost an air of respectability. After all, if it really were an outrage, it would be on the front page, right?

Imagine if Reverend Wright's Chicago church was burned with women and children inside. Would that particular story be buried at the bottom of page ten? Nah, I didn't think so either. And the difference is what, exactly?

Oh yeah. Racial. And political. In the media's America, it is not the victims of a crime that matter as such; their suffering - and the outrage generated by such - is a matter of the color of their skin, and the political parties they support.

And people thing that this country is taking steps forward with the election of Barack Obama? Maybe, if eliminating one type of hatred by being accepting of another can be considered "progress"...

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