ONE-SIDED NEWS

Zemir Begic
Zemir Begic

Zemir Begic will never be as famous as Michael Brown. Yet both men died on a Missouri street and both deaths were likely connected.

“Zemir Begic, a 32-year-old man who emigrated from war-torn Bosnia almost two decades ago in search of a better life, was bludgeoned to death Sunday, allegedly by a group of hammer-wielding teenagers, one of whom has been charged as an adult. Begic was driving with his fiancée, Arijana Mujkanovic, and a male passenger at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday in St. Louis when five teenagers began pounding his vehicle with a hammer, according to police. When Begic confronted them, he was struck in the mouth, face, head and body with hammers and died at a nearby hospital.” (Fox News website)

The five teens were black while Begic was white. The 70,000-strong Bosnian community in the St Louis area is convinced the murder was a hate crime, an indirect consequence of the racial tension in and around nearby Ferguson.

This particular news item did not make it to network news. I saw it on the Fox News website.

Sadly, it remains the case that mainstream media ignores most cases of blacks murdering whites, while, as Ferguson shows, dwelling for inordinate lengths of time on blacks being the victims of whites (Michael Brown and Eric Garner are two classic examples of this).

The media is largely to blame for the riots that engulfed Ferguson and other cities the past few days. If ABC, CBS and NBC had given as much time to the death of Michael Brown and subsequent developments as they did to Zemir Begic, we would have had no riots.

The deaths of both Michael Brown and Zemir Begic are tragic.

It’s also tragic, in a different way, to witness what has become of most television news. The bias is clear.   And nothing will be done about it, unless we all, en masse, stop watching until they clean up their act.

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3 thoughts on “ONE-SIDED NEWS”

  1. Would someone please tell me what the official cause of death of Garner was? – If he died as a result of being choked to death then someone should be held accountable. If he died as a result of an asthma attack then this would be the shortest murder trial in history,
    and no wonder the media wont report that, it would completely defuse the situation and their news sensation would disappear!
    Regarding the other deaths by police, neither CNN or BBC or Sky news said the deaths resulted during “resisting arrest” but rather they emphasized them being “unarmed”, which just inflames the situation. When will the Americans learn that attacking their police will result in a shooting —- again Americans, and especially their children are NOT taught to respect any kind of authority.
    Somehow I wonder if all this liberal media attention is designed to minimize any chance of a Republican success in the next presidential election, –
    Conspiracy theory????

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