Came across Jon Gabriel and his incisive Ricochet website over the weekend, and was quite taken with his assessment of the confiscatory lamestream media and their biases, including his brilliant self-authored chart to explain all the DemoMarxist talking points memo’s on any given day … Gyorgy Schwartz-Soros would be well-advised to set up some kind of funding in order to elevate Gabriel to top-gun … Waddya say?
Jon Gabriel in his own words: I created a chart to ensure that budding journalists understand how to properly frame a story involving any type of shooting, terror attack, or other violent crime. Remember that the job of the Objective Journalist™ is not to tell the audience what happened, but to expand the event into an indictment of Western culture.
Some comments from first-responders …
“any type of shooting, terror attack, or other violent crime” ….Couple of problems here. One is that there are no terror attacks: there are no terrorists, according to Obama and the NLMSM. There are only radical Islam (or Islamic radicals if the “journalist” is trying to stray from the politically correct dictionary), militants, and insurgents. Contradictorily, your phrasing implies that you’ve fallen for the PC drool: terror attacks are not violent crimes; they’re acts of war. Chart’s pretty good, though, and dismayingly accurate … Eric Hines
Attacker: Anyone in Detroit or Chicago: Victim: Anyone in Detroit or Chicago: Narrative: Crickets Chirping … Barkha
If an act of violence occurs in Chicago, what do you do? Turn it over to Sports? Violence occurs in a sanctuary city by an illegal alien, is it violence? The local authorities do not recognize the legal (illegal) status of the attacker. Does the attacker even exist? … James
Your handy card is a nice, easy, and accurate substitute for actually watching the news … Tabula
Add a few text generation macros and we could automate the editorial page of the New York Times. That would be quite a cost savings … Percival
Quibble: With a white shooter and white victim(s), the narrative is gun control. With a non-white shooter (or mugger or rapist, etc.) and white victim(s), the narrative is poverty, lack of opportunity, inadequate school funding, and the all-purpose “hopelessness”. All of these stem from systemic racism, of course. Also, you forgot a significant trigger for terrorist violence: climate change. Oh, and poverty. And lack of opportunity. And hopelessness … Johnny Dubya
And they say Journalism can’t be reduced to a science. How thoughtful that you put it all on a quick reference laminated card. If the Journalist stops at Ben & Jerry’s and drools mint chip all over it he can just wash it off. If he drops it at the crime scene and it gets blood on it he can give it quick wash there too. It’s the little things that count. Regards … Jim
I need a perma-link button so this is at the ready for Facebook threads .. Kiminwi
This chart’s radness cannot be contained by the Internet … Chris
Muslim => non-muslim; Better: “nothing to do with Islam”; or “Be afraid of inevitable islamophobic backlash against innocent Muslims” – or both … Craigen
Remember that the job of the Objective Journalist™ is not to tell the audience what happened, but to expand the event into an indictment of Western culture.
Nitpick: Not entirely true – you often can read what happened if you read the last paragraph or two. It’s not that they can’t tell the truth, it’s just that their job is to affix blame first, lock down the narrative in everyone’s mind and then – if there is time and room on the page – put in the actual facts that a professional media would start with – Ta Da! … Larry
I particularly love that this graphic has been very widely shared on the interweb thingy. Quite possibly the single best Ricochet advertisement yet. Well done! … iWe
I appreciate the credit tag at the bottom, so I can share this without guilt .. Wiley Coyote
And talking about Political Incorrectness, there’s this from Taki’s Magazine on the possible interaction between Martians and Earth-beings – Hilarious if it weren’t so true!
Last week, NASA confirmed that there is water on Mars. This could be some kind of cross-promotional hullabaloo for the movie The Martian, which came out this week, or it could mean there’s life on Mars. If it’s the latter, it behooves us to provide a welcome letter for Martians to get acquainted with our planet.
Welcome to America. We are members of a cultural group called “The West” and it’s generally understood the West is the best. America is known as the best of the best. We’re the ones who sent you the signal and it’s likely we’re the ones you’d most like to deal with from here on out. We’ve been sending out signals for a long time so we’re going to assume you’re at least partly familiar with our culture up until the end of the 20th century. There have been some drastic changes since then, however, and we will try to make them clear.
Virtually every industry of note in this country is still run by white males. These are the guys who sent you the message, for example. However, this group has fallen out of favor recently and is now called the patriarchy (the messages we sent you are now considered sexist and we’ve hired a woman to make sure we don’t mess up your planet). The guys who made us the best of the best are now considered the worst, and to facilitate this message, a massive information campaign has arisen that derides truth, logic, science, and math. In today’s America, up is down and right is wrong.
Three of the most revered women in the country right now, Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, and Janet Mock, are men. Gender is no longer a thing. We reward anyone who promotes this idea with, well, awards. Any show or movie that even alludes to transanything is showered with presents and all you have to do to win any competition is grow a beard and put on a dress.
Read the whole article right here …