Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What you won't hear on the news about the attack in Texas...

A couple of ISIS wannabes tried to shoot up an exhibition of cartoons in Garland, Texas, and the police put them down before the civilians could get to them: a triumph for duty and marksmanship. What didn’t happen next?

There is a mosque in Garland, Texas. It was there yesterday, it’s there today, and it will be there tomorrow. After two radical Muslims attempted to massacre some infidels down the road a bit, there was no angry mob of Texans storming the place with F-350s and rifles. If any vehicle full of armed men rushed to the Muslims’ place of worship, you can be sure that it was the local police exercising an abundance of caution and nothing more.

It’s easy to be snarky–”Oh, yay for us! No massacre, give Texas a cookie!” But only those parochial minds with the narrowest of experience could fail to appreciate how unusual that is in the world.

Exactly right! If a mob had stormed down there or even calm protesters showed up, the MSM would have had dozens of reporters and cameras right there proclaiming how bigoted "those Texans" are but that didn't happen and so that is not news. The fact that representatives of a group attempted a bloody attack and that attack was not returned "in kind" against other members of that group IS news that will not get reported. This is America and that type of thing [NOT holding groups responsible for individual actions] is not unusual - at least not on the right.