Monday, March 22, 2021

Atlanta shootings were "hate crimes"?

FoxNews: Andrew Sullivan of the Weekly Dish blasts the Washington ComPost and The New York Times for describing the Atlanta shootings as "hate crimes" (link). 

Sullivan's article is here. The following are excerpts.

"[T]his story has also been deeply instructive about our national discourse and the state of the American mainstream and elite media. This story’s coverage is proof, it seems to me, that American journalists have officially abandoned the habit of attempting any kind of “objectivity” in reporting these stories."

"[T]he NYT ran nine — nine! — separate stories about the incident as part of the narrative that this was an anti-Asian hate crime, fueled by white supremacy and/or misogyny. Not to be outdone, the WaPo ran sixteen separate stories on the incident as an anti-Asian white supremacist hate crime. Sixteen! One story for the facts; sixteen stories on how critical race theory would interpret the event regardless of the facts."

The Washington ComPost, The New York Times, and some others media companies love to portray such events as political or cultural. That such acts are simply committed by deranged persons doesn't fit their narrative. 

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