August 31, 2015
Jim Goad on ‘The Hidden Dangers of Strategically Placed Watermelons’
Jim Goad writes:
…it’s a wonder he only killed two people. I’m part Irish, and if office coworkers had strategically placed boxes of Lucky Charms cereal where I could see them, I would have had no choice but to go on a killing spree and then post selfies about it.
Because most major news outlets are either ignoring this story or at least paying no attention to its obvious racial angles, there’s something grimly symbolic in the fact that Flanagan’s victims were a reporter and her cameraman. The major media’s tendency over the last couple generations has been to sculpt a racial narrative where whites are always to blame and blacks always have an excuse. According to The Script, Dylann Roof is fully responsible for his crimes, whereas in Flanagan’s case, society is to blame.