Yesterday afternoon I was listening to the live stream of Rush on WABC and was surprised to hear ABC News at the top of the hour talk about the Chris Lane Murder.
It seemed atypical. After all usually when a group of black men kill a white person that is considered a local story. Such news might have traction in the city or state where it takes place in but certainly not beyond as the MSM considers it racist to talk about such things.
Of course even that might be more coverage than the story would get if Chris Lane was Black. Such a murder wouldn’t have received local TV coverage let alone national. Lane would have been just another statistic in the plague of black on black violence that the media & the Al Sharptons therein ignore.
So why has this story broken out beyond the local press?
Well because the Mr. Lane was Australian and the Australian press for all its faults is not about to ignore the murder of an Australian Ball player on American soil, particularly when the media reports he died to relieve his killers boredom.
Times have changed. If this was 20 years ago the Australian press not withstanding the MSM might still have been able to ignore this story, but in ago of Drudge it can’t be done.
So ABC radio did their piece on the murder however there was no mention of race in their piece
Oddly enough ABC Radio just mentioned the story, somehow the race of the killers and the victim didn’t come up. @ellymarie3
— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) August 20, 2013
or in this AP story (emphasis mine):
Prosecutor Jason Hicks called the boys “thugs” as he described how Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was shot once in the back and died along a tree-lined road on Duncan’s well-to-do north side. He said the three teens, from the grittier part of town, chose Lane at random and that one of the boys “thinks it’s all a joke.”
Despite the frenzy of the George Zimmerman / Travon Martin case of just 30 days ago nowhere in the AP/CBS story will you see the words “White” or “Black” and while twitchy is asking the obvious question
“We were bored & decided to kill somebody.” 3 black teens shoot white jogger.Who will POTUS identify w/this time? http://t.co/ovs9Xw23Ye
— Allen West (@AllenWest) August 20, 2013
along with bloggers
— Donna Cahill (@DTCahill) August 21, 2013
and while PJ Media is asking relevant questions on culture, gangs:
Google “blue bandana gang” and you’ll get thousands of hits. Light blue bandanas are typically associated with the Crips gang and its offshoots. The Crips are active in Oklahoma — four Crips were indicted on drug trafficking charges in Tulsa in June of this year.
Many are already blaming the gun that the teens allegedly used to kill Chris Lane, including members of the Australian government. Guns are inanimate objects.
The “gun culture” didn’t kill Chris Lane, but the rap and gang culture may have played a prominent role.
Here is one of several photos of wads of cash on Edwards’ Facebook page. Where does a “bored” 15 year old get this kind of money?
none of these are going to be discussed, the MSM has decided on its meme
When an innocent Australian student is shot dead in Oklahoma for ‘fun’ – America’s gun crisis becomes the world’s problem.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 21, 2013
and where the MSM leads their acolytes will follow.
If the MSM media has to cover the Chris Hunt murder it’s going to be the story of guns in America…
The indiscriminate shooting of Christopher Lane, a 23-year-old Australian who was living his dream of studying in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship, has repulsed many in his home country and led to calls for Australian tourists to boycott the United States.
“It is another example of murder mayhem on Main Street,” former Australian deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer told CNN’s Piers Morgan.
“People thinking of going to the USA for business or tourists trips should think carefully about it given the statistical fact you are 15 times more likely to be shot dead in the USA than in Australia per capita per million people.”
…not race, not gangs and not anything else. If American racism can’t be blamed America itself will be.
And that’s a story the MSM will be happy to run with.
As the photo above shows, gang membership pays a lot better than conservative media.
Three of those bills from that stack would fill my weekly paycheck currently standing at $39 of the $305 needed to keep the mortgage moving.
Can this change? Well that’s up to you, Please consider hitting DaTipJar below and prove that while conservative blogging will never pay what gang activity does it can generate a paycheck to keep the mortgage paid.