Do you remember when the ‘Media’ used to report facts? Oh, those heady days gone by! Now it’s all ‘agenda politics’ and rushing for the scoop… even if it’s WRONG.
(Isn’t ‘Hispanic’ more of a liguistic term?)
With social media, the revolt is well underway:
A controversy began brewing Friday night when Mount Vernon police described the suspect in the Cascade Mall shooting as a Hispanic male in his late teens to mid-20s with a close-shaved haircut.
By Saturday night, when police arrested Turkish immigrant Arcan Cetin in connection with the crime, it had reached a full boil on Twitter.
Some observers were angry that police had wrongly put out the word to look for someone who was Hispanic and that many media outlets — including The Seattle Times — repeated the description.
Laura Martínez tweeted, “BREAKING: Cable networks realize ‘brown mall shooting suspect’ is not Hispanic after all.”
Others suggested that officials and the media were trying to cover up the possibility of terrorism inspired by or sympathetic to ISIS.
Read more: The Seattle Times
Here is some of the reaction on Twitter:
#CascadeMallShooting suspect is most likely?
— Jorge Herrera (@AmericanMex067) September 24, 2016
— Deplorable Rick (@realestrickyro) September 24, 2016
#CascadeMallShooting its funny how the media would throw Mexicans under the bus before muslims. They are above us in the victim ladder lol
— Edgar Santana (@Santanaquan) September 24, 2016
Arcan Cetin is not Hispanic. I expect an apology to the Hispanic community by the sick media. We all knew he's Muslim.#CascadeMallShooting
— Irma Hinojosa (@latinaafortrump) September 25, 2016
— Truth Teller (@USATruthTeller) September 24, 2016