21 April 2007

Good Question

"Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people."

These are the words uttered by the name now known across America-and much of the world; the name plastered on every newspaper headline, internet magazine, radio and TV station.

But very few networks or newspapers chose to emphasize this statement, or even publish it. It was relegated to the end of the text in almost every article I read on the incident.

Why then is there no media frenzy to uncover and parse to death every possible “Christian fundamentalist” connection that Cho might have had, even seemingly benign ones (“you belonged to the Christian fellowship you say? You attended a local church? The church once hosted a controversial right-wing leader? Your highschool roommate’s estranged cousin attended anti-east rallies?). You get my drift.

There is no question that Tuesday’s attack was horrific, and very sad.
What I am interested in though is-as is often the case-how the media is covering it?
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1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

well moussa,
the worst part is the fox news was trying to put a spin on this story and make it look like this guy was inspired by "extreme form of islam" all due to the fact that he had ismael ax on his arm, which turned out to be something that has to do with a video game. now that his videotape came out, they had to scrap the notion that he has ties to "terrorism". he is referred to as a mentally ill person rather than as a terrorist. although some have pointed that out, it is squelched by the big media. i feel for the families of the dead and the family of the killer as well, but it all comes down to who you are here in this great country. so i totally agree with your post.


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