This is one of the easiest games to play, the object is to change the Race, Name religion or Party in a story and imagine how the MSM would deal with it.
Let’s start simple with this story out of Legal Insurrection concerning Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas
“I became deeply disturbed upon learning that Justice Thomas’s moving story and incredible contributions to the country are not even mentioned, much less discussed in detail, in the new museum. Making matters worse, the only reference to Justice Thomas is in regard to a single individual’s controversial accusation against him at his Senate confirmation hearing twenty-five years ago — an accusation that was contradicted by numerous witnesses and rejected by The Washington Post, the Democratic-controlled Senate, and the American public at the time,” wrote Cruz. “I’m simply requesting that a fair and accurate portrayal of his powerful story be included, for the great benefit of millions of future museum-goers.”
The entire letter is here:
If Clarence Thomas was a liberal the entire media would be attacking the National Museum of African History and Culture for the exclusion of the 2nd most powerful and consequential black man in the country and panel after panel would discuss what that exclusion meant, of course if Justice Thomas was a liberal he wouldn’t have been excluded.
OK now you know the rules LET’S PLAY!
Here’s one from the Daily Caller:
The world is still in shock after a rogue police officer gunned down the Russian ambassador to Turkey and shouted “Allahu akbar” Monday, but one of CNN’s priorities was apparently to claim the jihadi doesn’t “speak for Muslims,” as if people might think he were an elected official and not a murderous Islamic extremist.
At the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, off-duty police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, who was standing right behind Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, suddenly took out his pistol and opened fire, shooting Karlov in the back numerous times. Karlov collapsed on the ground immediately and was later pronounced dead on the scene.
Although CNN admitted that the rogue cop “seems to have a religious motivation,” reporter Nic Robertson added directly after that “there is no guarantee he represents Muslims of any sort.”
Now imagine if the shooter had shouted “In the name of Jesus Christ”, instead.
Christians everywhere would be called on to denounce the shooter or be portrayed as accomplices at worst or sympathizers at best to his action. The Westboro Baptist Church, despite being “A church that rarely had over 50 members and most of them part of his [Fred Phelps uber Democrat] party“would be constantly invoked and pundits galore would be talking about how Christianity went wrong, how their rules are too strict and how it needs to be reformed into a more “inclusive” mode less violent mode.
Of course the MSM hopes above all hope that they will get a chance to do this sooner or later.
Hey, white guys: we came up for some New Year's Resolutions for you. pic.twitter.com/C9EeIY6wig
— MTV News (@MTVNews) December 19, 2016
Now imagine just for a moment, if this video was titled “Hey Black or Hispanic or Asian Guys: We came up for some New Year’s Resolutions for you”?
The outrage meter on the networks would be at 11. There would be no other story nationally and every advertiser would be confronted by either angry protesters , angry celebrities and angry media to pull their advertising from MTV and the pressure wouldn’t stop until a groveling apology was elicited from every producer, every executive, every actor and crew member involved and even then many would be fired.
Instead it will be treated as no big deal.
Members of the Black Panthers of Milwaukee, some armed with guns, marched through the Sherman Park neighborhood on Sunday to protest what they called the “genocide” of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement.
Now picture if instead of the “Black Panthers” and “African-Americans” this story said “Tea Party” and “white Americans”.
You would have pundits beating their breasts over the armed assembly, media types would point to this showing the tea party to be “dangerous” or a “threat to public order” or a “threat to law enforcement”. Furthermore “experts” would be on every network debunking the claims of genocide using stats on shootings and talking about the criminal actions that tea party members were in the act of doing while shot by police.
Instead this will remain a local story, except in the conservative blogosphere.
An Ithaca man accused of killing a UPS driver from Candor said in court Monday afternoon that not only did he believe he shot and killed Donald Trump, but that no evidence could be presented to him to suggest otherwise.
Justin R. Barkley, 38, said during his arraignment and subsequent attempt to plead guilty, “I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally and very proudly.”
He told the court that he knew where president elect Donald Trump would be on Dec. 8 and waited in the Ithaca Walmart parking lot kill him.
“I went there to purposely shoot and kill him and put him down,” Barkley said.
He told the court that he understood the difference between mistaking a person for being Trump and asserting that he actually killed Trump. When asked if any evidence could be presented to him to suggest he killed a different person, he said, “I would hope not.”
Now picture for a second if we replaced the name “Donald Trump” with the name “Barack Obama”.
The entire press would be in an uproar. Mr. Barkley would be made to represent every conservative who ever lived who would be obliged to denounce him and his actions. Pundits would opine how relentless Obama hatred pushed and whipped up by the right and their media/internet sites had caused this man to break and decide he is a metaphor for every Tea Party member or person who voted for republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular who all want, deep down inside to kill Barack Obama and always have and anchors on every network would nod their heads in agreement.
Instead Mr. Barkley will be consigned to the Ithaca Times as a lone crazy whose murderous delusion is not a national story.
That ends our game for today, but let me leave you with a closing thought. I’m typing this at last sentence at 9:21 PM. I started this post at 8 PM when I woke up and all of these examples came from today’s news and were discovered without any effort in under an hour.
Think about that.
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