Andre Galloway Jazmine Barnes & DaTechGuy’s Third Law of Media Outrage

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Andre Galloway Jazmine Barnes & DaTechGuy's Third Law of Media Outrage

The are few things less pre­dictable than the MSM’s reac­tion to a poten­tial news story and it is that pre­dictabil­ity that is the basis of DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media Out­rage the first is this:

The level of Out­rage or inter­est of the media and their allies on the left con­cern­ing any insult or pre­var­i­ca­tion con­cern­ing a per­son or thing will rou­tinely be equal to the inverse of the degree of the polit­i­cal dis­tance between said media /​left­ists and the tar­get of said insult or pre­var­i­ca­tion at the time it is made

DaTechGuy’s 1st Law of Media Outrage

This was quickly fol­lowed by the 2nd

The level of accep­tance of the posi­tions and/​or actions of any group or orga­ni­za­tion by the left and media is directly pro­por­tional to their cur­rent or poten­tial value in elect­ing lib­eral Democrats.

DatechGuy’s 2nd Law of Media Outrage

While these laws are pretty solid while writ­ing yes­ter­days piece on the mur­ders of Andre Gal­loway, a 16 year old black youth in Bal­ti­more with no crim­i­nal his­tory, and Jazmine Barnes a black seven year old girl also with no crim­i­nal his­tory. It occured to me that while my two exist­ing laws were cor­rect they only cov­ered events involv­ing activists and pols and did not address how the media reac­tions when the peo­ple involved are not national figures.

Jazmine Barnes mur­der became a national cause célèbre repeat­edly pro­moted, dis­cussed and debated all across the msm right up until it turned out that the killers were two black men and not the white fel­low that wit­nesses had all claimed at the begin­ning. This inci­den­tally hasn’t stopped the per­son orig­i­nally fin­gered by activists from remain­ing under threat:

The fam­ily of a man whose photo went viral on social media as a pos­si­ble sus­pect in the mur­der of 7-​year-​old Jazmine Barnes is telling every­one to “back off.“
Hai­ley Cantrell says despite the arrests of two sus­pects in the mur­der case, as recent as Mon­day, there have been threat­en­ing com­ments on her Face­book page regard­ing her uncle, Robert Cantrell.
“I hear, ‘Some­one is going to rape, tor­ture and mur­der the women and chil­dren in your fam­ily,” Hai­ley read from one comment.

I sus­pect this had a lot to do with Sean “I’m black really I am” King finger­ing the man via twit­ter but King insists it has noth­ing to do with race:


Mean­while after a full year nei­ther the MSM nor King has had any­thing to say about the still unsolved mur­der of Andre Gal­loway which gained the scant promi­nence it did due to the fact that his was the 1st of Baltimore’s 300+ mur­ders of 2018.

Clearly the lack of a racial angle made Andre Galloway’s mur­der unin­ter­est­ing to the MSM but if a racial angle can be found even the most mun­dane events can, facts not with­stand­ing become a national story

The media claimed that a white woman called the police on a black woman who was merely stand­ing in the door­way of an apart­ment build­ing because she hates The Blacks.
But the woman wait­ing in the door­way wasn’t black. She was His­panic. Her name is Obre­gon. This should have been a tip-​off that she was His­panic rather than black.
The woman who called the cops wasn’t white. She, too, was His­panic. Her name is Tor­res. This should have been a tip-​off that she was also His­panic rather than white.
So we have a truly non-​racial sit­u­a­tion here — a per­son of one race call­ing the cops on a per­son of the same race.
And she called the cops because she’s autis­tic and found the pres­ence of a strange woman in her door­way out-​of-​the-​ordinary and there­fore #Trig­ger­ing in the real, non-​stupid sense of the word.
Other than that — great job, media!

and isn’t all that inter­ested in cor­rect­ing the story when they’re wrong:

Months later, the inter­net still knows Tor­res as “Door­way Deb­bie.” She has made numer­ous attempts at sui­cide. “I felt that nobody was going to do any­thing, no one was going to face any reper­cus­sions unless I were to kill myself,” Tor­res said. “I tried to kill myself, I cut myself. I just felt so done and I felt ‘this is never going to get bet­ter,’” Emily Crane’s story
cov­er­ing Obregon’s and Tor­res’ inter­ac­tion at the Daily Mail was deleted with­out any sort of retrac­tion. Oth­ers still have not cor­rected their sto­ries (
Newsweek
,
Ebony Mag­a­zine, etc.) . Oth­ers made changes to the head­line from “white woman calls the cops on black woman” to “woman calls cops on woman” with­out explain­ing on the bot­tom of the arti­cle that the orig­i­nal post was cor­rected, as jour­nal­is­tic ethics require.

And it’s stuff like this that has encour­aged race hoax­ers such as the one in Lunen­berg years ago that cost the town it’s Thanks­giv­ing foot­ball game that year fig­ur­ing that there would be no legal reper­cus­sions if caught. As I wrote at the time:

You see the pri­mary sus­pect in this story is no longer the largely white foot­ball team in a small town but the mother of the sup­posed tar­get of the racist graf­fiti. It is no longer a story about racism, it is about yet another race hoax. If the team had still been the sus­pect and racism been the theme and the DA a repub­li­can the deci­sion to not press charges would be a source of national out­rage and cov­er­age but remem­ber the rule we stated yesterday.

I sub­mit & sug­gest it’s because all of these sto­ries involve Democ­rats and their national memes and Democ­rats under­stand that when it comes to such sto­ries MSM imme­di­ately rec­og­nizes them as unnewsworthy.

We have reached a point where it is no longer nec­es­sary to sub­mit and sug­gest this idea so it is now time to for­mal­ize DaTechGuy’s Third Law of Media Outrage:

The MSM’s ele­va­tion and con­tin­ued clas­si­fi­ca­tion of any story as Nation­ally News­wor­thy rather than only of local inter­est is in direct cor­re­la­tion to said story’s cur­rent abil­ity to affirm any cur­rent Democrat/​Liberal/​Media meme/​talking point, par­tic­u­larly on the sub­ject of race or sexuality.

It’s worth not­ing that nowhere in the law listed above does the actual sub­ject of the story men­tioned. Graf­fiti on on the side of a house? A call to the police over a per­son in an apart­ment? A per­son hav­ing prob­lems order­ing a pizza? All are sto­ries are worth national atten­tion from the moment they sup­port Democ­rats talk­ing points and remain so right up until the moment that the facts fail that test.

Mean­while drive by shoot­ings, beat­ings and mur­der, even if they are race based, are not national sto­ries if they don’t sup­port the talk­ing points and memes that the left wishes to advance.

That’s not how it should be, but that’s how it is.

The are few things less predictable than the MSM’s reaction to a potential news story and it is that predictability that is the basis of DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media Outrage the first is this:


The level of Outrage or interest of the media and their allies on the left concerning any insult or prevarication concerning a person or thing will routinely be equal to the inverse of the degree of the political distance between said media / leftists and the target of said insult or prevarication at the time it is made

DaTechGuy’s 1st Law of Media Outrage

This was quickly followed by the 2nd

The level of acceptance of the positions and/or actions of any group or organization by the left and media is directly proportional to their current or potential value in electing liberal Democrats.

DatechGuy’s 2nd Law of Media Outrage

While these laws are pretty solid while writing yesterdays piece on the murders of Andre Galloway, a 16 year old black youth in Baltimore with no criminal history, and Jazmine Barnes a black seven year old girl also with no criminal history. It occured to me that while my two existing laws were correct they only covered events involving activists and pols and did not address how the media reactions when the people involved are not national figures.

Jazmine Barnes murder became a national cause célèbre repeatedly promoted, discussed and debated all across the msm right up until it turned out that the killers were two black men and not the white fellow that witnesses had all claimed at the beginning. This incidentally hasn’t stopped the person originally fingered by activists from remaining under threat:

The family of a man whose photo went viral on social media as a possible suspect in the murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes is telling everyone to “back off.”
Hailey Cantrell says despite the arrests of two suspects in the murder case, as recent as Monday, there have been threatening comments on her Facebook page regarding her uncle, Robert Cantrell.
“I hear, ‘Someone is going to rape, torture and murder the women and children in your family,” Hailey read from one comment.

I suspect this had a lot to do with Sean “I’m black really I am” King fingering the man via twitter but King insists it has nothing to do with race:

Meanwhile after a full year neither the MSM nor King has had anything to say about the still unsolved murder of Andre Galloway which gained the scant prominence it did due to the fact that his was the 1st of Baltimore’s 300+ murders of 2018.

Clearly the lack of a racial angle made Andre Galloway’s murder uninteresting to the MSM but if a racial angle can be found even the most mundane events can, facts not withstanding become a national story


The media claimed that a white woman called the police on a black woman who was merely standing in the doorway of an apartment building because she hates The Blacks.
But the woman waiting in the doorway wasn’t black. She was Hispanic. Her name is Obregon. This should have been a tip-off that she was Hispanic rather than black.
The woman who called the cops wasn’t white. She, too, was Hispanic. Her name is Torres. This should have been a tip-off that she was also Hispanic rather than white.
So we have a truly non-racial situation here — a person of one race calling the cops on a person of the same race.
And she called the cops because she’s autistic and found the presence of a strange woman in her doorway out-of-the-ordinary and therefore #Triggering in the real, non-stupid sense of the word.
Other than that — great job, media!

and isn’t all that interested in correcting the story when they’re wrong:


Months later, the internet still knows Torres as “Doorway Debbie.” She has made numerous attempts at suicide. “I felt that nobody was going to do anything, no one was going to face any repercussions unless I were to kill myself,” Torres said. “I tried to kill myself, I cut myself. I just felt so done and I felt ‘this is never going to get better,’” Emily Crane’s story
 covering Obregon’s and Torres’ interaction at the Daily Mail was deleted without any sort of retraction. Others still have not corrected their stories (
Newsweek 
Ebony Magazine, etc.) . Others made changes to the headline from “white woman calls the cops on black woman” to “woman calls cops on woman” without explaining on the bottom of the article that the original post was corrected, as journalistic ethics require.

And it’s stuff like this that has encouraged race hoaxers such as the one in Lunenberg years ago that cost the town it’s Thanksgiving football game that year figuring that there would be no legal repercussions if caught. As I wrote at the time:

You see the primary suspect in this story is no longer the largely white football team in a small town but the mother of the supposed target of the racist graffiti. It is no longer a story about racism, it is about yet another race hoax. If the team had still been the suspect and racism been the theme and the DA a republican the decision to not press charges would be a source of national outrage and coverage but remember the rule we stated yesterday.

I submit & suggest it’s because all of these stories involve Democrats and their national memes and Democrats understand that when it comes to such stories MSM immediately recognizes them as unnewsworthy.

We have reached a point where it is no longer necessary to submit and suggest this idea so it is now time to formalize DaTechGuy’s Third Law of Media Outrage:

The MSM’s elevation and continued classification of any story as Nationally Newsworthy rather than only of local interest is in direct correlation to said story’s current ability to affirm any current Democrat/Liberal/Media meme/talking point, particularly on the subject of race or sexuality.

It’s worth noting that nowhere in the law listed above does the actual subject of the story mentioned. Graffiti on on the side of a house? A call to the police over a person in an apartment? A person having problems ordering a pizza? All are stories are worth national attention from the moment they support Democrats talking points and remain so right up until the moment that the facts fail that test.

Meanwhile drive by shootings, beatings and murder, even if they are race based, are not national stories if they don’t support the talking points and memes that the left wishes to advance.

That’s not how it should be, but that’s how it is.