How we should have covered the London Attacks

When the media anchor cries: “We can’t just ignore the attack in London. We had to cover it”

We reply:

“Of course you could not ignore it. But you should have covered it in the same way you covered the ‘deranged, lunatic, lone wolf’ killer of Jo Cox. You should have covered it in the same way as you covered the ‘deranged, lunatic, lone wolf’ white supremacists who walk onto university campuses and open fire. You should have covered it in the same way you covered the ‘deranged, lunatic, lone wolf’ racist who stabbed a black man in New York because he wanted to make a show of killing Black people. It’s easy. The accusations of shameless and disgraceful coverage comes from abandoning the rational rhetoric for the sensational, racist, society-damaging hyperbole simply because the perpetrator was of a different religion. Instead of creating a sense of ‘catch that criminal’, you transformed his senseless crime into a communal act against a nation!”

 

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