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July 5, 2014

We are headed to a place where basic parts of reality are now off limits.

News accounts avoid mentioning the race of criminals, for example.
A new genre of commenting has arisen in response to this habit. The commenters make sport of the weird absence of basic information in crime stories involving non-whites. In most cases, the comments are the best part. Its like a weird game of charades, where everyone looks for clues to fill in the important bits of the news story.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 5, 2014 7:14 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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We just call them 'democrats'

Posted by: p kerit [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2014 7:39 AM

Soon they'll avoid labeling these altercations a crime and call them controversies, to wit: Mr Smith was shot in the right arm, received a fractured skull and may lose sight in the left eye in a minor controversy with someone downtown Thursday.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2014 8:13 AM

"Exuberant youth". I like that one.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2014 9:50 AM

Yeah, I've noticed that. News stories describing criminal suspects wanted by the police will often go into detail, but not mention the suspect's race.

Posted by: John Farrier [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 5, 2014 12:00 PM

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