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.
“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.