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Re: Mainstream media rightist bias
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:44:35 pm »

Nader Issa, a reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, tweeted, “If that’s the version where he chooses his words carefully, was the alternative just going to be ‘these are civilized white people and not uncivilized brown people.’”


“This type of commentary reflects the pervasive mentality in Western journalism of normalizing tragedy in parts of the world such as the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Latin America,” the group said. “It dehumanizes and renders their experience with war as somehow normal and expected.”

It's not even about which part of the world. As I have repeatedly pointed out in the past, when a "white" is murdered in South Africa, Western journalism often covers it, but when a "non-white" is murdered in South Africa (ie. the exact SAME part of the world), Western journalism almost always does not cover it. This is what has led to the impression (which rightists then amplify) that "whites" are disproportionately murdered in South Africa, when in reality 99% of murder victims in South Africa are "non-white".

there are crime victims of all ethnicities in South Africa, yet the international news (owned by you-know-who) almost never even reports the crimes where the victims are “non-white”. Do you ever wonder what they are trying to portray with this kind of selective reporting?

Do you honestly believe it is safer to be a “black” South African than a “white” South African? Can you honestly say that if you were going to magically wake up tomorrow as a random South African, would you – in the interest of your own security – choose to wake up as a “black” South African?

An average of 50 people are murdered in South Africa per day. That means roughly 18000 per year, or 360000 in twenty years. In the same time, the high estimate for rural “white” murder victims is roughly 3000. To find out why I say “high estimate”, go here:

Nevertheless, let’s use the 3000 figure for now.

3000/360000 = less than 1%

yet these are the stories that get all the coverage in the Daily Mail etc.. “Non-white” murder victims are 99% of murder victims in South Africa, but nowhere near 99% of stories about South African murders in any international newspaper.

I am not making a point about the % of murder victims compared to their % ethnic demographic. I am making a point about the disparity between the % of “black” (or, for that matter, “coloured”) murder victims and the % of NEWS REPORTS COVERING THEIR MURDERS. They are definitely the majority of murder victims, but definitely not the majority of news coverage concerning murders in South Africa, which only ever seems interested in reporting on “white” murder victims. This indicates news bias to portray a picture that only “white” people are on the receiving end of crime.

Back to the original article:

David Sakvarelidze, the former deputy prosecutor general of Ukraine, said in a BBC interview that “it’s very emotional for me because I see European people with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed” by Russia’s assault.

The funny thing is, Sakvarelidze himself is not even blonde (his face shape is what I expected, though):

Why does a non-blonde feel especially emotional about blondes being killed?

Anyway, as I was saying here:
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