Ignoring the obvious

For this follow-up to my previous blog, I would like to leave everyone with the designer selective words used by the tail-wagging media to described a white terrorist: smart and kind “computer geek” and a friend. “It is the outcry of a very challenged young man, talking about challenges in his personal life,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters. They’re churchgoing people. They’re extremely good neighbors. I like them a lot. I’d call them an extremely nice, good people, nice family. “Right now our prayers are for those families that have lost loved ones, for those impacted in any way, and for the soul of our Mark.” We are a family of faith and we know that with God all things are possible. Danene Conditt homeschooled her children and often hosted Bible study and lunches after church. I know this is a cliché but I just can’t imagine that, said one neighbor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. He described the suspected killer as a “nice kid from a great family” and said his children grew up playing with Conditt.
In a Twitter thread Wednesday morning, Christian Christensen, a journalism professor at Stockholm University, observed that “U.S. media and politicians have been very, very quick to apply the terrorism label when suspects are not white, because such an application carries no social or professional blow-back if they are wrong.”
Anyone who read “Papa time” or “Dysfunctional humans” (Amazon.com) knew that already.

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