Taking the web site even further down the path of useless, pretentious collection of hackery than it already is — and that’s quite far — Vox.com has tweeted (HT Twitchy) that “Our obsession with the Ottawa shooter’s religion reveals more about us than about him.” It must be a shock to their system to learn that a lot of “us” would rather not be cut down by a member of the alleged “Religion of Peace.”
The site’s underlying writeup by Amanda Taub accuses “us” of jumping to conclusions, when there was plenty of evidence from the get-go that the attack was jihadist in nature:
Our obsession with the Ottawa shooter’s religion reveals more about us than about him
Yesterday, the media reported that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man allegedly responsible for a horrifying shooting spree in and around the Canadian parliament, was a convert to Islam. News reports on the shooting then spent much of the day fixated on that unconfirmed fact — even though there is as yet no evidence that his religion was a motivation for his actions. More sensational coverage discussed dubious social-media connections to ISIS.
… On some level, of course, this feels like an obvious connection to make.
I know all about the newspapers that are leftist (I always check The Guardian), but I am still figuring out these online-only sites like Vox. It has appeared several times as a source of moon battery.