Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Media Agenda in only 1000 words:

NBC's life-like computer graphics exact reconstruction of yesterday's events:


Note how the evil Red state shooter is using the entirely imaginary didn't happen AR15 with underslung grenade launcher to mow down hapless Blue state peaceful Democrat victims.

What media bias?

(H/T to Andrew Stiles and Mad Saint Jack who caught the sly use of the approved media color palette.)

19 comments:

Boat Guy said...

Simply consistent with the orginal intent of "Blue State/Red State".
Given that some of the victims likely lived in Virginia ('cause who can afford or wants to live in the Disctrict?) at least some of the folks down below oughta be portrayed in red as well.
I'm SO happy to work on Federal Property where these kinds of things don't happen ... except when they do...

Tam said...

Boat Guy,

"Given that some of the victims likely lived in Virginia ('cause who can afford or wants to live in the Disctrict?) at least some of the folks down below oughta be portrayed in red as well."

Hush, now! Narrative! ;)

Geodkyt said...

I figured it for the standard US/NATO depiction of:

BLUE = friendlies

RED = enemy

(Both THIS image, and the selction of those colors by the media for the election in 2000)

Yrro said...

Yeah, blue = friendly is pretty ingrained in a lot of scenarios. Might be reaching a bit there.

Although the underslung grenade launcher is, agreed, completely ridiculous. Why not just equip him with a BFG if you're going to go all video game.

Tam said...

Geodkyt,

"(Both THIS image, and the selction of those colors by the media for the election in 2000)"

This, exactly. (Although five gets you ten that the artist here would say "NATO? Wasn't that the Cold War thing that President Reagan started?")

Fred said...

Mhmm, "Blue Force" is a long time standard for "good guys" and red for hostile is kind of a given.

I heard this morning that he had a shotgun, not an AR-47 or whatever. Wonder how sad-panda they'll be when they find out it was a Mossberg pump or the equivalent, and not even a semi-auto street-sweeper death machine?

Tam said...

Fred,

Rem 870.

Woodman said...

Wow, and he's hitting those shots one handed off hand.

That's freaking amazing. Didn't know he was wearing body armor either.

Do we get to hear how Buddhism is a religion of peace all the time now?

Paul said...

Well, if he really had grabbed a rifle from a guard, it would have been either a M16 or a M4. No AR-15s in the government arsenal.

Ad as I recall from cowboys and Indians, we did that with einy meany miney mo.

Bram said...

I thought it was a black guy, are they saying it was a redskin?

Paul said...

Bram,

Old version of red on blue skirmishes. Big with kids in the late 50's to middle late 60's in the last century.

armedlaughing said...

Now I know what to (continue to)wear on RED SHIRT Friday!

gfa

Fred said...

I guess he didn't like tang safeties so he shelled out the extra for the Remington.

Either way, I'm sure there's a few media types crying into their pillows since it doesn't fit the narrative.

Kristophr said...

They had to use red and blue ... an animation of a black man mowing down innocent people with a 12 gauge would have made their libtard heads explode.

Mind you, nutters aren't a race issue, but the networks would still have been afraid to do it.

Karl said...

I'm transitioning from sarcasm about the shooter and DC gun laws to heartless sarcasm about the targets in yesterday's shooting.

My experience tells me: the blue victims in your picture here are moving FAR TOO FAST to be civilian government workers. Can you post an image where they are moving slower?

Steve Skubinna said...

Karl, they're probably on the way to coffee break.

Comrade Misfit said...

Since the shooter used a shotgun, can we snark about how he took Joe Biden's advice?

Or is it too soon?

Joe in PNG said...

Maybe they should have covered the "Lean Forward" on the graphic?

Robert Fowler said...

One of the talking heads on the Today show this morning was talking about the "police style" shotgun he used. Including a graphic of a shotgun with a pistol grip. Oh the humanity.