So what? What does that have to do with anything?
I’m not surprised that Michael Savage, perhaps the most vile and hateful voice in the media I’ve ever heard, would try to make the connection between our recent tragedy and terrorism. Savage has relished religious warmongering and hate-baiting over the past few years. But I am rather disappointed to hear people within our community and faith giving vent to such ignorance.
Anytime the media reports on an LDS person involved in some crime, I hear fellow Mormons grumbling about the media making note of the criminal’s faith. After all, their religion has nothing to do with their crimes.
But some of these same people are complaining that the media hasn’t been loud enough in broadcasting the faith of Talovic.
So much for the Golden Rule.
Other thoughts on elements of the public response to the shootings:
- “Trolley Square: terrorists targeting our TV viewing?” from The Voice of Utah
- “When bigots react” by 3rd Avenue