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Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:22 PM

Media Slammed As 'Racist' For Using Innocent Photo Of Suspected Michigan School Shooter Praying



Media outlets are under fire for being “racist” after using a seemingly innocent photo of Ethan Crumbley praying when reporting on the Oxford High School shooting.

Crumbley, a 15-year-old sophomore at the Michigan school, is accused of shooting and killing four people and wounding seven in the 28th school shooting this year.

Crumbley was charged as an adult with two dozen, including murder, attempted murder, and terrorism causing death.

Yet, it seems like most people are still trying to paint Crumbley in a more sympathetic manner.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/media-slammed-as-racist-for-using-innocent-photo-of-suspected-michigan-school-shooter-praying/ar-AARrvI2]

When Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, the media released photos of him smoking, as if to try and justify the fact that he was a “thug” instead of the innocent Black teenager who was shot and killed.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:25 PM

1. How in the world can anyone call that racist, unless it's a desperate attempt to deflect, of course

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:28 PM

3. racist as in trying to portray the white killer as a good xian lad, and thus invoke sympathy for him

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Response to Celerity (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:29 PM

4. My head hurts

I wonder if that Chardonnay is chilled, yet. And, again,

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:31 PM

5. like

two pictures of trevon martin i guess?

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Response to catsudon (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:44 PM

7. The widely-distributed one where his photo was doctored to make his skin darker?

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Response to Torchlight (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:14 PM

11. yes

you remember

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:25 PM

2. the media was using that photo yesterday because that was all they had

since the mug shot was released they have switched to using that.

this is a nothing burger.

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Response to Takket (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:13 PM

10. Good to know.. but that is what

they did to Trayvon

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:39 PM

6. Maybe we're reading this wrong. Maybe they're saying we should be wary of every Church loving kid

which a choir boy face?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:41 PM

15. Adolf was a choir boy. Nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 04:56 PM

8. The power of prayer. Christians swear by it, say it's as real as the sun rising in the East.

So I’m going to assume this kid’s prayers were answered when he killed those students.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:12 PM

9. Fucking US "media".. .. NO "sympathy"

for fucking murderous asshole.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:24 PM

12. So angelic....

Why he wouldn’t hurt a fly……the little cherub.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:38 PM

13. He's posing, not "praying"

I think, taken as a whole, that it's a fine example of modern white mainstream American Christianity.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:40 PM

14. Was he praying that God would help him to be a good marksman? Nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:49 PM

16. I see it as a sly attack on Christianity.

I guess the "it's racist" point is that it's a double standard. It's just happenstance.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 05:57 PM

17. Good god these people suck.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 06:07 PM

18. Has the meaning of "racist" changed while I wasn't looking?

I thought it meant judging someone solely on the basis of appearance or ancestry.

It's a creepy picture, IMHO, and the kid looks like he's about 10. Why a news organization should choose to run it I don't know. The only one they had rights to? The only one in which the accused looks like a normal child? Trying to sway public opinion?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 06:47 PM

19. Exactly

They quickly could find the worst picture of the African American victim but only could find the sweet innocent baby picture of the Caucasian killer. Yeah right. Miss me with that bs. I have my blinders off.

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