Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Oslo Massacres: The NYT Gets Right To The Point

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The New York Times gets right to the point:
OSLO — The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center here and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead.
Unlike when it's an Islamist attack -- then you have to wade several paragraphs in to get even a hint of the perp's alleged ideological leanings.

Christian? Right-wing? It's a banner day for the NYT. It's their lead-off sentence.

Also, have you noticed how quick the media have been to give us the tall, blond, nordic details of the perp's appearance?  You would never get this if the identifiers were swarthy, dark-eyed, middle-eastern-looking. In fact, such reportage would be denounced as racist.

Just wait now for the NYT and other outlets to assure us that Christianity is a religion of peace.

Waiting, waiting....

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Frances said...

One difference: you won't see Christians celebrating.

RkBall said...

Good point. Our hearts go out to Norway.

And I think it's too soon to label this guy Christian and right-wing. He may have been up to something.

RkBall said...

Wait a minute, Frances. Aren't you up early? I had you pegged for a westerner. It's 9:35 in PEI, and I've been up since 5:30 -- jet-lag!

Frances said...

It's called the Tour de France!!

RkBall said...


Anonymous said...

I'm sure that one of the survivors will be quoted as saying that the White/male/Christian/Climate-Denier had praised Jesus and God as he began the slaughter, and that he cited verses from the new Testament to justify murdering children for jesus.

When Muslims murder Doctors that do abortions at those same hospitals they just bombed, the media never puts those series of Murders next to the 3 or 4 U.S. Abortion Doctors killed by God-hating nutbars reported as being Christian-Fundamentalist within the 300'000'000 people in American.
Iraq has weekly reports of suicide-bombers that are the Muslims murdering other Muslims
that include Doctors, but I guess when Brown-People murder Brown-People the MSM is in a Catch-22 and the MSM makes the choice to stay mute. But just look at gaza and Hamas, when gays are murdered in public or female muslims are used as's never an Islamic-Thing to report but just the fault of the Joooos or israel.

Paul MacPhail said...

Richard, you'll die of old age before you hear of any announcement of Christianity being a religion of peace. It doesn't really matter what religion you are; what this guy did is an act of insanity. Frances made a good point though: You won't see Christians dancing in the street. Expect this story to stick around for a long time though, so that the left wing media can drive home their message that all people of a conservative ideology can be painted with the same brush as Anders Behring Breivik.

RkBall said...

I'm still waiting for a shred of evidence that this guy was actually a professing let alone practicing Christian. When e.g., was the last time he went to church? What church does he belong to? I doubt if the NYT will take the time to track this down. It has scored its points.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"