Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Palin Says It's The Same.

When Sarah Palin was in the news last month, she was looking forward to going back to her 'journalistic roots'.

And this month she offers her opinion about media coverage regarding two very public killings that took place in the US. From Politico:
"The stories of two very different lives with similar fates crossed through the media's hands yesterday — both equally important but one lacked the proper attention. The death of 67-year old George Tiller was unacceptable, but equally disgusting was another death that police believe was politically and religiously motivated as well. William Long died yesterday. The 23-year old Army Recruiter was gunned down by a fanatic; another fellow soldier was wounded in the ambush. ... Whatever titles we give these murderers, both deserve our attention. Violence like that is no way to solve a political dispute nor a religious one. And the fanatics on all sides do great disservice when they confuse dissention with rage and death."
Thus both murderers (alleged murderers - Sarah?) should be treated the same, by the media and by legal authorities - right? Canadian Cynic looked into that and
here's what he found.
George Tiller, 67, who had been targeted in other attacks over the years, was killed just after 10am yesterday in the lobby of the Reformation Lutheran church in Wichita, where he was acting as an usher during a morning service ... A 51-year-old suspect in the shooting, named as Scott Roeder, was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder and two charges of aggravated assault, according to the Associated Press.

And the other one?
An Arkansas man was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting at a Little Rock military recruiting center that killed one soldier and wounded another, ... Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad ... faces a first-degree murder charge and 15 counts of engaging in a terrorist act, Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas said.

Didn't Palin say something about similarity and equal importance? Strange isn't it, particularly since the Associated Press reports this:
Police Chief Stuart Thomas said Muhammad was a convert to Islam and not part of a broader scheme to attack the American military.
Oh. A broader scheme, perhaps something like this?

1 comment:

fern hill said...

Well, gee. Let's see. Thirty-five or so years of persecution, backed up by caterwauling from the so-called mainstream -- I am not gonna say 'pro-life' -- anti-abortion factions versus, I dunno, some kind of particular serious problem?

No. Sarah. Wrong. Again.

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