Posts Tagged ‘unexpectedly’

Don’t go to parties with metal detectors
Sure, it feels safe inside…
But what about all those niggas waitin’ outside with guns?…
They know you ain’t got one!

Chris Rock: No Sex in the Champagne Room 1999

At Michigan State University someone started shooting last night

You had 8 shot three dead, this was a situation made for the left to exploit. One State rep quickly went on the attack and then came the congresswoman.

This had all the potential to be a national story with national coverage and days of beating of the breast, and then the suspect who killed himself was identified:

And here comes DaTechGuy’s third law of media outrage:

The MSM’s elevation and continued classification of any story as Nationally Newsworthy rather than only of local interest is in direct correlation to said story’s current ability to affirm any current Democrat/Liberal/Media meme/talking point, particularly on the subject of race or sexuality.

Convicted felon, known to police, in a gun free zone, carrying illegally, and black, add those together and you have a story that doesn’t advance the effort to disarm citizens.

So I predict this story won’t last beyond today or tomorrow at the latest.

Unexpectedly of course.

Closing thought: Here is an interesting story from the NYT on another shooting that didn’t manage to get a lot of national attention.

And it looks like the New York Times may have finally figured that out. After a murder took place in Times Square on Thursday night, the paper openly questioned why posted signs banning guns from the area didn’t stop the violence. “The shooting was the first since the creation of the expansive, signposted zone, the police said in a statement, and it immediately renewed questions about whether such a designation can truly protect the area,” the so-called paper of record reported.

“People feel emboldened to carry guns on the street,” said Tom Harris, a retired New York City police inspector and the president of the Times Square Alliance, told the Times. “A gun-free zone is not going to stop a criminal from carrying a gun.”

Chris Rock’s nods

Once upon a time there was a gay couple that adopted sons and the media absolutely loved them in factr the Zulocks were as Town Hall points out were

darlings of the LGBTQ media. They were part of an anti-gay hate campaign promoting “#NOH8,” and Out magazine, which holds the nation’s highest circulation among LGBTQ monthly publications, has repeatedly asked them if its website’s Pride page can feature their photos taken at the Atlanta Pride Parade.

It turns out they were apparently something else using their adopted sons as sexual playthings:

According to a copy of the 17-count indictment Townhall has obtained, the adoptive dads allegedly performed oral sex on both boys, forced the children to perform oral sex on them, and anally raped their sons. In at least one instance, the anal rape injured the older Zulock child, who just turned 11-years-old in mid-December. Court records indicate that the child sexual abuse stretches back to as early as late 2019 and intensified in January 2021, March 2021, and December 2021, as the offense dates are listed.

You would think it doesn’t get any worse than that. You’d be wrong:

An updated criminal affidavit says the child sexual abuse was filmed by William’s husband Zachary, “with whom he routinely engaged in sexually abusive acts” on the boy. Zachary, the household’s breadwinner, confessed to being the cameraman, and authorities allegedly found a folder on his cell phone—labeled “US”—that contained videos of William sexually abusing the child.

very wrong:

The indictment also charges the Zulock co-defendants with soliciting two other men, through the use of popular social media platforms, in the Greater Atlanta metropolitan region to “perform an act of prostitution” with their child that suffered physical injuries from being brutally raped. Townhall is the first to publicly identify these two alleged members of a pedophile ring in the heart of the Peach State: 27-year-old Hunter Clay Lawless and 25-year-old Luis Armando Vizcarro-Sanchez, both of Loganville.

Now you might think that a pair of gay men using their adopted sons as sexual playthings, making gay porn with them and pimping them out to others just might be newsworthy but also that would violate DaTechGuy’s 3rd law of Media Outrage which declares:

The MSM’s elevation and continued classification of any story as Nationally Newsworthy rather than only of local interest is in direct correlation to said story’s current ability to affirm any current Democrat/Liberal/Media meme/talking point, particularly on the subject of race or sexuality.

At least it would be but it seems that this is not considered all that newsworthy on the local level. If you do a search of the Atlanta Journal Constitution for the name “Zulock” you will find it comes back with no results. (As a control I did a search for “Trump” on the same page and my cup overflowith.)

If fact if you do a duck duck go search for Zulock under “news” the only result under “News” for the name “Zulock” in Duck Duck go is a story in the Walton Tribune saying they are due back in court.

Of course that’s Duck Duck Go. What about Google, the biggest search engine in the world? Well do a google search of “jacoby zulock” one of the suspects in the case and you will get a whopping 12 results, only half of them in English. The top result being the Walton Tribune story, three of them being Town Hall posts on the subject one being a short WGAU radio post from Aug 8th and the other a daily beast post from the same day linking to a WSBTV story from the same day

Now you might think a ring producing and distributing child porn and pimping out kids with enough cameras in a house to make Jeffrey Epstein proud might be a story that would gather eyeballs, but when the narrative is all, the last thing the media wants is this story to be in front of any people at all.

#unexpectedly of course

Update: Can’t believe I missed the link to the base townhall piece, Now at the top. Oh and part 2 of the four part series from Townhall is now out, and as as the Talking Heads would put it, the coverage or lack thereof is same as it ever was

Elizabeth Spiers at the New York times has written a long essay on Cuomo. She uses 917 words to answer the question that she asks in title:

How Cuomo Got Away With It for So Long

This is a real poser to Ms. Spiers who opines on the subject thus:

Perversely, his abrasiveness may have given him a sort of immunity to consequences until now, at least when it comes to his public image. Any time he exhibits terrible interpersonal behavior, it can be regarded as an intrinsic part of his personality. He’s established a reputation as a jerk who treats people badly, so people shrug when he proves, yet again, that he is a jerk who treats people badly. His behavior is normalized because it seems normal for Andrew Cuomo.

If all of this verbiage sounds familiar it might not be a surprise because you’re read something like it before about

In her experience with the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez met a justice system that rarely takes up complaints like the one she put forward in 2015 against Weinstein. Her experience in going to the police with a complaint that she was sexually assaulted and then having her case stall is more the rule than the exception.

With a title that sounds rather familar:

How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

And of course the mystery continues with Matt Lauer:

“He’s angry about what he sees as the media’s unfair treatment of him, and hasn’t been taking things well,” said the source. “He had done a lot of work to repair his relationships with his kids and they’ve been sticking by him.”

“He went from being the biggest deal and being able to do whatever he wanted to being an outcast and it’s been a bitter pill to swallow,” the source continued.

Apparently none of these writers had a clue how they got away with it for so long but the clue to the answer is in the sentence below Ms. Spiers byline:

Ms. Spiers has worked in New York media since the early 2000s.

Now while this is a mystery to these New York Liberals it’s something that the rest of us already know.

He got away with for so long for the same reason that Weinstein, and Lauer, and Clinton and Epstein did because he is a Liberal Democrat who has supported the liberal democrat cause and those who knew what was going on, and I’m sure like Weinstein et all there were plenty in politics, in media, in entertainment and in government, considered him useful a source of money or power and influence and both

At best a lot of folks on the left are in denial at the moment worst they are covering themselves with phony displays of shock and disbelief.

Now I don’t know Ms. Spiers, it’s possible that she knew all about Cuomo and Weinstein, and Lauer and others it’s possible that she heard rumors and ignored them and it’s even possible that she knew absolutely nothing Cuomo and all the there. I have no idea one way or the other, but there is one thing I do know.

I know that sooner or later another prominent Democrat pol, or operative or donor who has spent years doing exactly what Cuomo was doing will suddenly no longer be useful to the party and when that time comes we will see another opinion piece by another New York Liberal titled: How did they get away with it for so long.

Unexpectedly of course.