Not Ready To Make Nice…

The Mad (Political) Scientist

Charleston-Shooting She’s visibly angry. You’ve gotta let her stay that way for a while. .

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

While doing some interviews for a story that i’m working on about the coverage of the shootings at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, I was interviewing my friend Brian Levin, who runs the Center for Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernadino.

We got on the subject of how the victims have been viewed in the media in the case of the church shootings as opposed to how victims of police shootings are generally viewed.

So far, the victims of this crime have been allowed to be, well, victims. There have been no stories about criminal records, bad work habits, or anything else that could be used to say, to paraphrase Fox News’s Megyn…

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