Saturday, April 14, 2012

All The News That We Find Fit To Print

The mainstream media has been obsessed as of late with the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. They, along with the usual race baiting suspects, have turned this unfortunate incident into a rallying cry to fan the flames of racism, give people the opportunity to call white people crackers and make it fashionable to wear hoodies in public.

It's unquestionably clear that the shooting (which People magazine described as "An American Tragedy") is the latest focus of the national media swarm whores because it was a black man killed by a non-black man. Despite the lack of facts or evidence, the media has stormed ahead with allegations and accusations and insinuations (and all sorts of other things that end in -tions) that automatically label shooter George Zimmerman as a racial profiling, bigoted Neanderthal.

Unfortunately, the Martin shooting is not an isolated incident. It's not even an isolated incident on February 26, 2012, as this story explains:
Cincinnati homicide detectives have made an arrest in the shooting of a Sycamore Township man last month. 18 year old Neron Coston Jr. is now charged with murder for the shooting on February 26th.

Coston was arrested yesterday by officers from the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team and Vice squad cops.

Officers say Coston Jr. shot 23 year old Michael Callahan around 8:30 a.m. on that day. Callahan's car then crashed into a parked vehicle at the corner of Foraker Avenue and Alms Place in Walnut Hills.

When police arrived they thought they were investigating a fatal car crash. Then coroner's officials discovered the man in the driver's seat -Callahan- had been shot before the car crashed.

Police haven't said why Callahan was on Foraker Avenue. Callahan did not own the car he was driving at the time of the crash.
Was this just another shooting on the streets of Cincinnati? That could be. No national news outlet has even mentioned the incident so we don't know the story. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson haven't made angry television appearances to condemn the inherent wickedness of the shooter. The left wing spin machine hasn't worked themselves into a foam spewing lather blaming the Callahan's death on Paul Ryan, Ann Romney and George W. Bush.

No, this shooting, which occurred on the same day as the Trayvon Martin shooting, has flown under the radar of our supposedly responsible national media. How could that be, you ask? I think this story ought to give you a clue. Bottom line...the shooter is black and the victim is white prompting reporters everywhere to shamelessly say with their silence "Nothing to see here, folks. Move along and pay attention to the stories that WE think you need to hear".

Where's the media curiosity on the Michael Callahan murder? Where is the People magazine cover story declaring this "Another National Tragedy"? Predictably, they are nowhere to be found. The Callahan killing doesn't fit their agenda so it does not merit coverage. This story further exposes the media for the race baiting cowards that they are.

To be perfectly honest, I don't think either the Martin or Callahan killings are deserving of national media attention. This sort of thing happens daily in every major city and hardly a word is even written about it locally. But for the national media to turn the Martin killing into a racial crisis while completely ignoring incidents like the Callahan killing is grossly irresponsible and completely reprehensible. In other words, it's exactly what I've come expect out of them.