I haven't read a large part of this thread, but bighead originally said 'Like many, I'm wondering if this is the work of radical muslims.' That seems to have been blown way out of proportion, he wasn't demonizing brown people, shit talking foreigners, or hate mongering. He simply said 'I'm wondering if this is the work of radical muslims', which all things considered, was a pretty reasonable question. I'm not a fan of speculation, but he wasn't even doing that.
Speaking of speculation, I was watching the CNN coverage of the situation with the second suspect in the boat and it was just straight speculation, it was crazy obnoxious. At one point one of the reporters even quoted a man basically saying 'journalists shouldn't speculate' and then went right back to speculating. I also got a vibe from them that some body on tumblr was able to put into words better than me, it was something like 'the media is confused, they don't know whether to humanize the bombers as misguided white kids, or demonize them as Muslim terrorists', because they didn't know what was going on they were awkwardly laying the groundwork for both, it was unnerving.
Last edited by WebDudette; 04-26-2013 at 08:01 PM.
I wrote a four word letter.