Power of Story Send a Tweet        
General News

Watching White Supremacists React to the Sikh Temple Shooting

Quicklink Submitted By       Message Amanda Lang     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  

View Ratings | Rate It


Author 5
Become a Fan
  (9 fans)
Replace Insecure http://cdn.theatlanticwire.com/img/upload/2012/08/06/AP060422019053/thumb.jpg
Copyrighted Image? DMCA
Even as details emerged that the shooter who terrorized a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin played in a white supremacist band and sported racist tattoos, members of the white supremacist forum Stormfront have bent over backwards to avoid any association with the shooting. We don't often hear white supremacists' take on the news--and usually, that's a good thing. But this time, we have a rare chance to examine how white supremacists process news that implicates their symbols and slogans with a horrific massacre. Since coverage of the shooting began on Sunday afternoon, participants in one main thread have hatched all sorts of strategies -- denial, conspiracy theories, silence, blind rage-- to evade responsibility for the kind of violence their ideology promotes. The rhetorical gymnastics and logical flights of fancy to deny any connection with this event have been staggering.
Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.theatlanticwire.com


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It


OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -