Fox: South Carolina Attack on Faith not Race

Fox: South Carolina Attack on Faith not Race June 18, 2015

When are the major media outlets going to call Dylann Storm Roof a terrorist for killing and terrorizing nine Black people?

Fox News is appropriating this terrorist hate crime against a historic Black community church as an “attack on faith” instead.

Fox: proving Black lives matter less than spin
Fox: proving Black lives matter less than spin

“Extraordinarily, they called it a hate crime,” Fox News host Steve Doocy noted. “Some people look at it because it was a white guy apparently and a black church. But you made a great point just a moment ago about the hostility toward Christians — and it was a church — so maybe that’s what they’re talking about.”

Sure many people know that Fox isn’t actually news, but right wing propaganda.  However, this is a very popular example of media that attempts to delegitimatize real racial problems in America, and co-opt the narrative for its own persecution complex.  Basically Fox is being the bully in denial that wants to be the victim at the same time. It isn’t just Fox; it is everyone that buys their false narrative, and kids themselves that we live in a post-racial society.  Get ready for some head desk pounding because there is more to it than even that,  Ashley Miller is collecting right wing politicians’ appropriation of the murder of nine Black people to claim Christian persecution.  Worse than even that, it is people that live on a steady diet of negativity in our society and media against Black people, and act out in an entitled self righteous manner.

You can’t keep adding to the denial racism is a very real problem without contributing to racial tension that erupts into violence like this incident.

Update: If you would like to help the South Carolina Humanists have set up an IndieGoGo fund for the victims’ families.

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  • brucegee1962

    “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go,” the shooter told the group, according to the survivor’s account to Johnson.

    So apparently the “you” he was referring to was Christians? Staggering. What would self-delusion on that scale even feel like?

  • Akira MacKenzie

    Of course, playing the odds, chances are that Roof will self-identity as a Christian if some reporter actually does their job and dig into this little shites background.

    This, of course, will be followed by declaration from moderate/liberal Christians that Roof is not a “True Christian.”

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  • Mr. Dave

    I wonder, with Rupert Murdoch handing over his throne to his two sons, who reportedly “detest” Faux Nooz, if there will be some mitigation in the bullshit department. In something related to me personally, my Mom is divorcing my stepfather after 34 years and one of the factors contributing to the breakup, is his daily addiction for hours, to Faux Nooz. She says it has turned him into an unreasonable person that she cannot have a decent discussion with regarding current events, and sounds like a parrot. I concur.

  • ironchops

    This is a sad event. My thoughts go out to the community dealing with this senseless act of violence. It is deplorable.

    Scuttlebutt has it that Dylann Roof had withdrawn from family and friends after graduating High School and was hanging around with a/some white supremacist groups (like Neo-Nazis) that most likely fed his racism. If true it is sad. I know we have a right to free speech and freedom to practice religion and beliefs but I do wish that this shit could be discouraged somehow.

    • fred

      “Graduated high school”? No. He dropped out after two years in ninth grade.

  • frankgturner

    While I personally agree with the view that this was about race and not faith, I agree with this based on a certain degree of confidence. I would not say that I am “certain,” even though I am highly confident.

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    What adds a significant portion of confidence to this view is Dylan Roof’s white supremacy manifesto found online. Has Faux news commented on that?