June 27, 2016
Jim Goad: What really happened in Twin Falls, Idaho?
Jim Goad writes:
So as far as I can discern as a stubborn non-ideologue, certain overeager “right wing” ideologues committed journalistic malpractice by leaping on false details such as the “Syrian refugee” and “gang-raped at knifepoint” narratives.
But worse, certain “left wing” ideologues committed even more grievous journalistic felonies by attempting to foster the impression that this was nothing more than a fraudulent fever-dream peddled by redneck Idaho bigots who hate Muslims merely because that’s what redneck Idaho bigots do.
No one bothered to explain exactly what Muslims were doing in Twin Falls, Idaho in the first place or why the white descendants of those who settled and tamed that wild and beautiful state should be held remotely responsible for alleviating the plight of people from halfway around the world.