Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:38:25 PM
Codejockey no we're not saying that. if every crime a homosexual committed stated that fact along with the crime, people`s minds would associate the two together. Like "catholic priest" and molestation. do you know how much molestation occurs every year? What % are by catholic priests? Very tiny. What if they cherry pick the 18 that were done by homosexuals and say "a homosexual man molested a young boy" for all of those cases in 18 separate stories? (I`m not saying the number 18 is true, I don`t know what it is, but I hope you where this is going). The point is what is NOT reported is as important as what is reported. Media has the ability to associate any group with any trait. They can also not make that association by leaving out the fact of which they belong to. It shapes minds - not that one causes another.
Sunday, February 2, 2014 11:58:01 AM
5cats I realize that, it's to condition the population to associate one thing with another. If you say " a Christian fundamentalist" murdered 3 people every time it`s a Christian but leave out what the the person believes (or lacks belief) when it`s not a Christian, there is the illusion that Christian fundamentalist are dangerous, which is the goal. Imagine if headlines read "an atheist did x" or "a homosexual did y" or even "a person who never went to church" every time someone of that persuasion committed a crime (and yes, they do happen, they`re not faultless people), there would be mental association of that group and the crime. The media is careful with what they correlate/ignore.