News Media Decides Life of Fly More Important Than Slain Latinos

Posted by – June 25, 2009

So, the Minuteman Movement has gone completely insane, and they are now crossing over into murder and theft to meet their political goals of a Southwest free of Hispanics.

ter·ror·ism

n.  The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

“terrorism.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 24 Jun. 2009. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/terrorism>.

On May 30, members of Minutemen American Defense (MAD), an extremist group with links to the neo-Nazi group Aryan Nations, the hate group FAIR and the broader Minuteman Project, broke into the Flores’ family home to rob them. Jason Eugene “Gunny” Bush, also wanted for the random murder of a Latino man in Wenatchee, Wash. 12 years ago, was the primary shooter, and, along with Albert Robert Gaxiola and MAD executive director Shawna Forde, they posed as law enforcement and busted into the Flores’ home.

Raul and Brisenia Flores

Raul and Brisenia Flores

They shot and killed the father, Raul Flores, and his 9 year-old daughter Brisenia, shooting the little girl multiple times.  The mother returned fire, and wounded Bush in the leg after being wounded herself.  Police said the murders were premeditated as part of Shawna Forde’s plot to steal money and drugs from those she suspected of working with Mexican drug cartels, and use the proceeds to fund MAD. “They did not plan to leave any survivors. The plan was to kill everyone. To kill a 9-year-old because she might be a potential witness is one of the most despicable acts I’ve heard of,” Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told the Arizona Daily Star.

But you wouldn’t know that there are racist militias targeting Hispanics in this country if you’re just watching typical news media. They didn’t cover it. I only found out about it by reading this post on Nezua’s The Unapologetic Mexican blog, and, later, the SPLC’s Hatewatch blog.

If only little Brisenia were a fly…

Because last week the media was abuzz about the death of a house fly at the president’s hand, and PETA’s objections to this “execution.”

Here’s a round up of the coverage of this, from our dying dinosaur news media, locked permanently in “silly season“:

Associated Content: PETA Obama Fly-Swatting Story Creates Buzz

Politico: PETA miffed at President Obama’s fly “execution”

Yep, this scrap of inanity was covered by the AP, MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times, Politico and more. It was so excessive and absurd, it became perfect fodder for Stewart and Colbert.

Where are our priorities? When racist vigilantes (reminiscent of the KKK) start killing children of the race they hate, I can’t find out from the MSM (MainStream Media)?? To get real news these days, you have to turn to the blogs that link to credible local papers that are actually providing coverage.

That means the MSM will soon go the way of that White House fly.

*squish*

Nick

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  • Yeah, this is utterly disgusting and it's outrageous that the MSM wasn't all over it. If it had been a Mexican gang targeting a white family because they were white? I predict it would have been all over the news, amid outcries for more immigration control from all the rich white (Republican) politicians.

    Sigh.

    Thanks for the link, btw.

  • Thank God for the SPLC tracking down and suing these scumbags.

    The last time I was in Montgomery, we parked across the street from the SPLC headquarters. They have a 24/7 security detail; one of the armed guards eyed my big van warily. Their funky postmodern building is specially designed with 6 foot thick concrete walls and blast walls curving around the entrance. Each year, they average at least one conviction from the myriad threats and actions by far-right extremists.

  • Amen to that. SPLC is my number one charity, I donate to them every year. They're on the front lines against these wastes of breath every day.

  • My comment below should have gone here. D'oh! :-p

  • CPR

    Nick, don't you find it interesting that the mainstream media did just as this article says-they quietly hid important news to cover a fly. Why does the media go so softly on the Obama administration? Shouldn't the President stand up and say the actions against the Flores family was absolutely wrong? Why did the President ignore it as well as the media? Don't you think it curious to note that if the previous President had done nothing the news media would have taken issue with the President's lack of action and the horrific act perpetrated against an innocent child? Why do you think the media is so biased and so lacking in real news coverage? If you were taught ethics at SHC then you would have learned that the job of news reporters is to give fair and balanced news free of personal subjectivity.

  • Unfortunately, politicians don't release statements about (or become aware of) these stories unless they break onto the national news. THEN they warrant comment. The media are the gatekeepers. And they mostly offer vapid “infotainment.” Reason #7012 why we'll continue our decline as a country.

  • CPR

    Nick, don't you find it interesting that the mainstream media did just as this article says-they quietly hid important news to cover a fly. Why does the media go so softly on the Obama administration? Shouldn't the President stand up and say the actions against the Flores family was absolutely wrong? Why did the President ignore it as well as the media? Don't you think it curious to note that if the previous President had done nothing the news media would have taken issue with the President's lack of action and the horrific act perpetrated against an innocent child? Why do you think the media is so biased and so lacking in real news coverage? If you were taught ethics at SHC then you would have learned that the job of news reporters is to give fair and balanced news free of personal subjectivity.

  • Unfortunately, politicians don't release statements about (or become aware of) these stories unless they break onto the national news. THEN they warrant comment. The media are the gatekeepers. And they mostly offer vapid “infotainment.” Reason #7012 why we'll continue our decline as a country.

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