Rush Limbaugh has a theory about why the mainstream media is so reluctant to cover the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. He thinks it is because doing so would disrupt the War on Women rhetoric the media has been pushing since the heat of the 2012 presidential election.
A transcript of Limbaugh’s Thursday show follows:…
A good read …
The face of gun violence is not Sandy Hook.
It is Chicago.In 2012, President Barack Obama’s adopted hometown had 506 murders, including more than 60 children. Philadelphia, a city that local television newscasters frequently call ‘Killadelphia,” saw 331 killed last year. In Detroit, 386 people were murdered.Since 1966, there have been 90 school shootings in the U.S., with 231 fatalities.
Yes, Sandy Hook shocked us. But the odds of a child being killed at a school shooting are longer than the odds of being struck by lightning.Of the 11,000 to 12,000 gun murders each year, more than half involve both black killers and black victims, mostly in urban areas and mostly gang-related.
The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young black men is not auto accidents or accidental drowning, but homicide….
Consider how we’ve come to fill in what news reports omit. Who actually reads about violent “unruly youths” and pictures Dick and Jane gone bad? How did it get to where official denial of racial motive is its surest confirmation?
It’s impossible to have an ‘honest dialogue’ about racial violence. We’re not supposed to notice, much less comment. Yet we do notice. For instance, we’re asked to believe it’s simple robbery when whites are knocked down and beaten nearly to death, then robbed, and the perps post a video on a black web site. Oh wait, it’s about here we’re supposed to say it doesn’t matter if the perps are black, white or green. It matters to the perps, it should matter to us. And yes, it’s beginning to matter. For those who still don’t understand, imagine the hysteria were the races reversed. Continue reading