Here’s a shocker: Media Matters has accused Breitbart of “race baiting” coverage of the shooting of Alison Parker and two others by Vester Lee Flanagan. A Media Matters press release:
Breitbart News reacted to reports that two Virginia journalists were shot to death on-air by a disgruntled former co-worker by publishing an article with the headline, “RACE MURDER IN VIRGINIA: BLACK REPORTER SUSPECTED OF EXECUTING WHITE COLLEAGUES – ON LIVE TELEVISION!”
On August 26, two employees of Roanoke, Virginia CBS affiliate WDBJ were shot to death while reporting from Smith Mountain Lake, a public recreation area popular for boating and fishing. The gunman, who later shot himself but apparently survived, is reportedly a former employee of the affiliate.
Breitbart News reacted to the shooting with a race-baiting article authored by editor-at-large John Nolte. The piece was widely condemned by other members of the media, many of whom pointed out Breitbart News’ lengthy history of racially charged reporting and commentary.
Well that settles it, doesn’t it? If other members of the media condemned it, then it must be valid.
Here’s what we know so far. The killer tweeted out that the victim made “racist” comments. So the killer himself, like other killers before him, made his killing about something touching on race. Let’s see how this story unfolds, and the degree, if any, of racial hostility and racial grievance articulated by the killer. Early reports are he may have faxed a 26-page manifesto to an ABC station. Let’s see how it is covered, if indeed it is his.
Here’s another theory. If the story plays out that Vester Flanagan has all the character and color-blindness of Dylann Roof, then the mainstream media will have a very uncomfortable story on their hands (yet again). Media Matters is more comfortable covering stories about evil white supremacists shooting up a church in Charleston than they are the mirror image.
In fact, Media Matters runs interference to disrupt that mirror-image narrative, over and over again. Voter intimidation by white thugs: bad. Voter intimidation by black thugs: no big deal. Racially motivated murder by whites: above the fold in bold. Racially motivated murder by blacks: no evidence, didn’t happen, and if Breitbart says it, it must be race-baiting.
If the mirror-image murder had happened, with a white shooter killing a black reporter and tweeting about his racial motivation, the Obama Justice Department would have flooded the zone, and topped it off with a press conference. We’ve seen this pattern repeatedly. We’re used to it by now.
No race is free from evil bad actors, despite the dishonest attacks by the Soros drones at Media Matters.
Afterthought: Flanagan went by the name Bryce Williams. Any Gamecocks fan will recognize this as Williams Bryce flipped. I wonder if his time at WSPA was when he used this on-air name.