by Saturday at 10:18 am•
Yesterday afternoon, two people were stabbed to death by a man who, according to witnesses, was hurling anti-Muslim slurs at a woman wearing a hijab on a Portland light rail train. (One other person was stabbed but the injuries will not kill them.) The suspect in the stabbing is Jeremy Christians, "a known local white supremacist." Despite the fact that the information we have about this deadly incident is pointing to terrorism, it is barely mentioned on major news websites. At this moment (9:30 am—over 15 hours after the incident), the GOP's website Fox News has nothing at all, and the same goes for the "liberal" MSNBC and center-right ABC News, which has a story about Trump calling his first formal international trip a "home run" and a picture of the Irish rock star Bono hanging out with George W. Bush.
NBC News has a small thing about a "ranting man" killing some people in Portland. The New York Times mentions the incident and its nature (the anti-Muslim threats), but it's not at the top of the page, and it's below a post about the Manchester bombing. CNN's website has the little story of a "man shouting 'anti-everything slurs'" (yes, "anti-everything"—meaning, the white suspect was just angry at the whole damn world and not telling Muslims to get out of America, as witnesses reported) tucked in the corner. CBS News buried the story beneath a post about the Wonder Woman movie, a video about the comedian Bill Burr, and huge pictures, one of which is of a buffoon trying to look presidential.Continue reading »