Media reporters are heroic truth-tellers. Following are 10 steps showing how to be U.S. media. The examples come from the active shooter in Philadelphia on 8/14/2019.
Step 1: Report on all the white cops braving danger to secure a building as an active shooter fires on them;
Step 2: Ask your white, liberal editor, “Shouldn’t we report all these cops under gunfire as a good situation — since white people, especially white cops are all racist and evil?”
Step 3: Receive the answer: “Not yet. This story might have more value to our government handlers as a story about how our dear, sweet white cops must be protected from bad citizens by disarming good citizens.”
Step 4: It’s a shooter in Philadelphia, so it’s probably a black guy; but report about the shooter neutrally as a “gunman,” knowing that if it were a “gunwoman” — she would likely have just killed herself by now;
Step 5: Resist your desire to declare that the shooter is one of those racist, homophobic, Empire-aware “Maga Country” white terrorists we all hear so much about;
Step 6: After hearing the word that your government handlers want to leverage the story to restrict gun privileges for law-abiding citizens — repeatedly feature close-ups of all the heroic white cops shepherding poor black women in Muslim hijab away from the building;
Step 7: Receive word from your government handlers, through your editor, to tone it back a bit: “We still need the option to hide the identity of the shooter for a while and play it as a ‘crazy white racist shooter endangers black Muslim women’ story, so we “don’t need a bunch of footage of white people saving black people, which would just muddy up our anti-white message”;
Step 8: Receive word from your government handlers, through your editor, that some evil racist busybody leaked that the shooter is “Maurice Hill” and that his lawyer is “Shaka Johnson” — so you’re definitely not going to be able to play the “crazy white terrorist” angle without looking stupid, so you are to “STOP ALL REPLAYS of the evil racist white cops bullying the black Muslims out of the building — it might look too much like the evil racist white cops were somehow helping the frumpy ninjas”;
Step 9: Receive word from your government handlers, through your editor, that you are to “(1) report endlessly on the status of the injured cops; (2) DO NOT SHOW THAT THEY ARE WHITE; and (3) endlessly echo demands from Jim Kenney — the white, democrat, gun-protected mayor of Philadelphia — that the government obviously needs to use its guns to remove guns from law-abiding citizens — since a black man endangered a bunch of black Muslim women while shooting at a bunch of white cops;
Step 10: Resist the urge to point out that you knew all along it was a black shooter — since he was a terrible shot.