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Offline Montgomery

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« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2020, 02:32:17 pm »

Imagine being the imbecile who wrote this:

It's the inspiring story of an international hero who shot a woman four times while she pleaded for her life behind a bathroom door!

He's an extraordinary man who murdered a young woman.

You know, one reason that "suddenly found himself at the center of a murder investigation" is that he murdered someone.

I think the reason this made my blood boil is that it makes it seem like the important thing to remember about Oscar Pistorius is that he could run really fast on his flipper thingies, and posits his murdering a 29 year old woman as sort of an unfortunate footnote to the story.  It has a kind of "Well, aside from that, how did you find the play, Mrs Lincoln?" tonedeaf idiocy.

The BBC got seriously shat upon for this post, as well as for a trailer for the program which barely mentioned that he murdered a woman.

They replaced the promo with a short blurb that says:
Which is slightly better but still makes it sound like her murder was some tragic event that happened somewhere and some time during the Oscar Pistorius space-time continuum, as opposed to acknowledging that he murdered her.  Why can't they mention that he murdered her? Does that take too much shine off the inspiring international hero?


I tried to get a conversation going on Gian Ghomeshi too but it was too politically sensitive for most people.

I'm all for the feminist agenda but a step back is in order so that credibiity is recovered and maintained. I know that doesn't follow your priorities with you topic but it does relate to the title of the thread.
It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said. ~M.T.