Manglende kontekst

I wrote about the horrific attempted assassination of two L.A. cops in Compton on Sunday. It’s big news in the states, as it should be. I was curious to see how Danish media had covered it…. and apparently they’re almost all straight outta Compton. Here’s a search I performed on DR a little after 17:00…

En følelse af proportioner

Nine unarmed black men were killed by law enforcement in 2019. This is established fact. That’s not to say innocent men — reviewing the stories on a case by case basis, these were mostly violent criminals resisting arrest and in at least several cases attempting to take control of an officer’s weapon — but they…

En behagelig overraskelse

On August 3, The Daily Mail (UK) published police bodycam footage of the arrest and death of George Floyd. The video is just under nine minutes long. The New York Times ran an article on August 3 entitled “British Paper Publishes Police Bodycam Video of Floyd Arrest” and it dealt entirely with the fact that…

Evangeliet ifølge Dooley

I’m old enough to remember when quarterback Tim Tebow took a lot of crap for kneeling during NFL football games.  Not during the national anthem, but whenever.  He was mocked for being just a little too religious on the field for people’s liking.   It may or may not have had something to do with his…

Nå, videre…

This blog is still in its early days.  It’s still officially pre-launch.  One of my goals has been to post frequently and with a good mix of post length, depth, and seriousness.  I haven’t been good about that. I was about to go into a long-winded aside on why I haven’t, when a little alarm…

DRs rene propaganda (fortsat)

Given how long it took me to work through the headline of this piece from DR, I’m going to try to tighten things up as I turn to the content. Emphasis on try. In the opening section, on Beyoncé’s “Formation”: “Orkanen [Katrina] påvirkede især boligområder i New Orleans, Louisiana, med en overvejende sort befolkning, der…

DRs rene propaganda

An article appeared on the DR homepage on the 14th of July with the following headline: “Troede du Black Lives Matter-kampen var ny? Her er 13 numre, du skal høre for at forstå den sorte frihedskamp.” We need a simple word or phrase for things that are done carelessly and thoughtlessly on the basis of…