American media sources — print, radio, television and digital — whose stock in trade is turning events into the English language for public consumption, should know all too well the powerful impact of words.
Yet it persists in misusing language. Most often the sentence construction and turn of phrase is intended to incite or sway opinion to the left.
The left-wing Arizona Republic newspaper, which makes no effort at delivering unbiased information, gets it wrong again. But this time it is indefensible regardless of one’s political vantage point.
Monday’s Page One article about the calculated ambush-style shooting that left five Dallas police officers dead and 11 wounded, is titled, “How do we talk about the tragedy?” Let’s be clear. What took place in Dallas and in other cities where police have been subjected to death threats, targeted and mowed down is not “a tragedy,” which most people regard as an unavoidable misfortune. It is terrorism. Barbarism rooted in evil. It is hate crime, personified.
Black Lives Matter is not a “movement.” It is radical thuggery condoned at the highest levels of the Obama regime, from the words spoken by the man who sits in the Oval Office to U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch as she tells those who support the shooters and deliberately clog city highways — blocking traffic, emergency vehicles and access to businesses for hours, “Do not be discouraged.”
The term ”community” has also taken on a new meaning. Rather than relating to the community in which we all live, it’s defined by the ethnicity of the person using the word. According to Breitbart, the New Black Panthers now have a plan to form their own nation within the USA.
The election of Barack Obama set the stage for the deepening racial divide. We screwed up in 2008 and again in 2012. We better get it right in 2016. America’s future is at stake.