Monday, November 28, 2016

One of these things is not like the other

I was driving back to Castle Borepatch, listening to the rush hour traffic/news/talk.  The news, as you would imagine, was about the attack at Ohio State.  While the story did not include the words "radical" "islam", "jihad", or "terror", it did tell us that some Somali immigrant drove a truck into a crowd of students and then stabbed a bunch of them before finding himself on the naughty end of a police officer's gun.

The story was very careful to say that we don't know the attacker's motivation, and so speculation is presumably double plus ungood.

Then the story launched into a discussion of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Wait, what?

The story did not talk about the attack in Nice, France a few months back.  You know, the one where some dude drove a truck into a crowd and then stabbed some of them before getting shot.  That seemingly is not at all similar to the OSU attack.  But the Virgina Tech incident seemingly is similar, at least similar enough to be included as a "hey, doesn't this remind you" comparison.

Never mind that the Virginia Tech incident did not have an immigrant as the perpetrator, did not include a truck running people down, or a finale of shabby-stabby.

If you were as nasty and cynical about the Press as I am, you might think this was used to distract people from "dangerous jihadi immigrants are killing people" to "guns are bad, mkay?"

But since you're obviously not as nasty and cynical about the Press as I, this sort of Thought Crime clearly would never cross your mind.

8 comments:

Ratus said...

I'm sorry but this is double plus ungood think. Please report to room 101.

Borepatch said...

Ratus, I'll get right on that.

;-)

J Bogan said...

I seem to recall the Va Tech shooter was indeed an immigrant, from Korea.

Cecil Henry said...

We may never be allowed to know his motives, especially if they don't fit the anti-White PC narrative.

Brad_in_IL said...

Yes, but was he upset over the treatment of Muslims around the world? Don't think so. Chi was just nucking futz.

Brad_in_IL said...

Yes, but was he upset over the treatment of Muslims around the world? Don't think so. Chi was just nucking futz.

ASM826 said...

Brad,

Perhaps. It makes it hard to explain the pattern, though, unless something is causing a large number of people to go nucking futz in the exact same way.

Ted said...

refugee..... not immigrant. Sooo .... double green stamps and instant support for family. ...... And tuition ...... and etc..... suposedidly was upset that there wasn't enough convienent "prayer rooms ". Set aside on campus for his use.