Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Reporter: 'Jena 6' Everyday Cowards, Not Racial Martyrs

I never could work up any sympathy for six pussies stomping a fellow student. Guess I'm not like Reginald Denny.

Craig Franklin of the Christian Science Monitor, who lives in Jena, Louisiana, explodes the mythology that has been constructed around the Jena 6 by incompetent national reporting:
There's just one problem: The media got most of the basics wrong. In fact, I have never before witnessed such a disgrace in professional journalism. Myths replaced facts, and journalists abdicated their solemn duty to investigate every claim because they were seduced by a powerfully appealing but false narrative of racial injustice.
Truthiness in action.