The Headline of the Washington Post story is “In Alexandria shooter’s hometown, rage-filled radio host channels middle America’s inner frustration.” The Headline for Jay Caruso’s story is “The Washington Post Offers Up A Textbook Case Of Garbage, Biased Journalism.”
Jay Caruso read this story and here was his takeaway.
The Washington Post story is a textbook example of garbage journalism. Peter Holley should be ashamed of himself for writing it and whoever his editor is, should be ashamed for allowing it to get published. Strip all the information about Hodgkinson, and it’s an interesting story.
As it stands, it’s a story that attempts to link James Hodgkinson to Bob Romanik as the source of Hodgkinson’s influence for shooting Steve Scalise and three other people in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14, 2017.
But, look what he has done here. Caruso says, “Strip all the information about Hodgkinson, and it’s an interesting story.” Yet, Caruso is unable to “strip” all the information about Hodgkinson. From Caruso’s perspective any mention of Hodgkinson infects the entire post. Caruso, apparently, choses not to pay attention to anything, that even he admits “is interesting” because the author made a connection that Caruso would not have made.
Why would Caruso do this. The answer is easy, it supports his narrative that anything a liberal says is biased.
My response to Mr. Jay Caruso is first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
It is an example of focusing on what divides us, rather then focusing on what unites us.
It also is a great example of Selective Perception.