Calling a spade a cupcake — media spinning the terrorist murder of a woman into thin air

So. The man who murdered Jo Cox was not a terrorist but a ‘crazed lone wolf’, was he?

This is the line that the mainstream media is spinning with some energy. The man followed two fascist organisations, read their literature, learned about guns from them, shouted the name of one of these groups during the attack, and murdered a woman whose politics were diametrically opposed to his right in the middle of the most fractious political confrontation since the 1930s.

Not enough politics?

The mainstream press, i.e., the conservative media, is going out of its way to paint this as a random act of lunacy and they are doing that because this guy’s politics are ultimately aligned with theirs. Objectively, his history of mental issues amounts to depression, not homicidal psychopathy.

Let’s call this act what it really is: terrorism.

Peace and rationality to everyone.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s