Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Huffington Post's Sympathy for the Devil

You probably heard this story by now, that Mohammad Merah (the Muslim person who killed three Jewish children and three soldiers)'s family is trying to sue the French government for a "wrongful killing." Let's take a look at how the Huffington Post covered the story. Here is the outside headline as it appeared in the "World" section:

And the inside headline is where we really see it:

Let me tell you something about the way the Huffington Post works: they will publish a picture of a mass murder. They will even publish a picture of his lawyer. But they won't publish a picture of his victims, even if they are children:

Nor if they are fellow Muslims:


So you may say: well maybe the Huffington Post just doesn't publish any pictures of people who have died from terrorist attacks. But if that's the case, why publish a picture of the perpetrator? And why publish pictures like these, which are more offensive all the way around? It's a bit of a mystery, but at the end of the day the Huffington Post has no problem at all with publishing pictures of lawyers of mass murderers, but not of innocent people who were killed by them. This was true in the Norway shootings as well, for the record. And I find it difficult to believe that they aren't aware that when you publish a picture of someone you humanize them, while if you publish a picture of a bunch of cops standing around, it's just another statistic.

3 comments:

  1. Greaty tune.

    Pity that it has no connection with your blurb.

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    1. It's a metaphor, ass. Although I wouldn't put it past someone like you to not find anything wrong with an evil person who gunned down civilians, including children, in cold blood. Please return to doing whatever it is you do well in this world, on the generous assumption that such a thing actually exists.

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  2. The deficient personalities who choose the pictures are as sick as some of the posters.

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