Tuesday, May 08, 2007

SFist's rita joins jon in the Rape/Murder Cheap Laughs Parade

Let's just say I don't think it's cool make light of someone else's extreme suffering. And SFist has a running policy, it seems, of doing just that. The latest installment comes from 'rita', who had this to say:

And in other clusters of crime news -- not only did Berkeley chalk up its first murder of 2007 this weekend, there was two other incidents early Monday morning in the middle of the city, where a man first stabbed a woman in the arm (on Milvia and Dwight) and then stabbed two firefighters at the firehouse on Shattuck and Derby 15 minutes later. He had gotten into the fire house because the door had been left open by crews going out to treat the first victim. The man was later found, by search dogs, hiding under someone's patio on Milvia and Parker.

Granted - upon first reading, without prior knowledge of SFist's "watch how cool I can be by acting crudely in the face of some person i don't know getting raped and/or murdered" ways - this particular 'chalk' statement is not so bad, but read a few days and you'll see a trend. And it is not as if all moral conscience has left the authors of SFist - on the contrary, it seems they go out of their way to lampoon the suffering of others.

Anyone can say whatever they want, of course, but we all have to decide what type of society we want to live in. If you think white supremecy is a good thing, by all means say it loud and proud. If you are into getting over on the victims of rape and murder, go for yours and congratulate the authors of SFist.com for their good work. And if you don't approve of these things - do you part and publicly condemn them.

I submitted a comment and am quite certain it will not survive. I think the appropriate characterization is 'bent':

the way you fuckin losers talk about rape and murder, one could easily be led to believe that you are celebrating. what fuckin assholes you all are. are even Republicans that fucking sadistic?

chalk that up, bitches.

[2] Posted by: Peter | May 8, 2007 2:27 PM

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