The strange reporting of the news that characterizes liberal society

Doug H. writes (March 16):

I know you like to report on the ridiculous ways our media reports stories, so I thought you would be interested in this tragic but bizarre news report my wife and I saw this morning.

As I was preparing for work this morning, my wife and I sat on the couch watching the early news WTVY out of Dothan, Alabama. The young blond news lady reported that a home invasion had taken place. An armed intruder entered a house, shot and killed a lady, then the lady’s husband shot and killed the intruder. The news reporter then made the all time winner for ludicrous statements, “Foul play is not suspected.” My wife and I looked at one another and just started laughed in disgust. The whole blasted situation was foul. Maybe someone was trying to make a point that the husband was not suspected of committing murder. Who knows?

LA replies:

Here’s my guess of why the news reader said that. In liberal society, it cannot be assumed that a homeowner who shot and killed an armed intruder who had just murdered the homeowner’s wife was acting in self-defense. Instead, the assumption is that the homeowner did something wrong—committed foul play. This assumption can only be rebutted by an explicit statement from the authorities that foul play is not suspected.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 17, 2011 10:31 AM | Send

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