Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Why not put the blame where it belongs...on the perpetrator!!!

It's pretty much what I expected from the media; instead of putting the blame for last week's attacks in Norway squarely on Anders Behring Breivik, the majority of reports are targeting those who supposedly influenced Breivik. Many even refer to Breivik's alleged Christian extremism, even though he states in his "manifesto" that he's not all that religious nor was he affiliated with any church.

But back to the blame game! The media has singled out certain conservative bloggers critical of radical Islam like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, even going so far as to suggest that such bloggers incite people like Breivik to violence. Robert Spencer proves how ludicrous such an accusation is in this NBC news clip:

A similar situation happened six months ago when the media was falling over themselves trying to assert blame for the shooting at the Gabrielle Giffords gathering in Arizona on Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, both, I'm sure, were thousands of miles away from the shooting site when it occurred. Neither Limbaugh nor Palin pulled the trigger; JARED LOUGHNER PULLED THE TRIGGER!

And so it goes with Anders Behring Breivik; HE set off the car bomb in Oslo and HE shot those people at that camp. The perpetrator's name is NOT Robert Spencer, NOT Pamela Geller, NOT Sarah Palin, NOT even Mickey Mouse; try Anders Behring Breivik!!!

Furthermore, it does a disservice to the victims of a tragedy like this when supposed journalists try to be armchair psychologists and focus primarily on the background and influences of the perpetrator. How about directing some attention to the victims and their families; they're more than just statistics, you know...


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