The kids and parents of Burlington Township can sleep better knowing that school Superintendent Chris Manno worked alongside the Burlington Township Police Department to prepare for an impending attack against "right-wing fundamentalist groups".
This is the root of liberal bias. It starts in the schools and spreads throughout from the children to the town councils and eventually to local newspapers such as the Burlington County Times where staff writer David Levinsky blends the fantasy of the mock scenario with the reality of school shootings through America. (hat tip, Girl on the Right)
"The scenario has played out in real life across America: Gunfire echoes through a school and students are held hostage".[emphasis mine throughout]
The scenario that Levinsky nonchalantly describes in his report involves two men seeking justice for the daughter of one who had been expelled for praying before class. Of course Levinsky, the investigative genius that he appears to be, failed to mention that such prayer is protected under the Constitution. Thus the "real life" scenario he reports would likely never happen.
But that isn’t the real story here. The real story is that it has become acceptable to discriminate against Christians with bigoted characterizations that portray them as gun wielding psycho killers. Such bigotry is a common occurrence in film, on TV and the internet, in schools and in city halls across America. Newspapers cover such stories with zest and a certain sense of shoulder shrugging normalcy.
Read the following outtake from the Burlington County Times report and imagine how they would cover the story if the hostage takers were portrayed as any of the many "protected" groups that liberals have glommed onto for their supremely exploitable victim status.
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP " The scenario has played out in real life across America: Gunfire echoes through a school and students are held hostage.
But police, faculty and staff lived out their own make-believe version yesterday of just such a tragedy at Burlington Township High School, complete with Kevlar-clad officers, armed suspects and students portraying the wounded and dead.
The purpose of the drill was to test the reactions of police, faculty and administration.
"You perform as you practice," Superintendent Chris Manno said prior to the exercise. "We need to practice under conditions as real as possible in order to evaluate our procedures and plans so that they're as effective as possible."
The mock terror attack involved two irate men armed with handguns who invaded the high school through the front door. They pretended to shoot several students in the hallway and then barricaded themselves in the media center with 10 student hostages.
Two Burlington Township police detectives portrayed the gunmen. Investigators described them as members of a right-wing fundamentalist group called the "New Crusaders" who don't believe in separation of church and state. The mock gunmen went to the school seeking justice because the daughter of one had been expelled for praying before class.
To make the drill more realistic, about 10 students volunteered to act as hostages or wounded victims. Several faculty members helped simulate a complete school lockdown, followed by an evacuation.
If the police had portrayed the real life scenario of gay terrorists or abortion rights activists upset for any contrived reason you would read about it in every major paper across the United States; and rightfully so because IT WOULD BE RIDICULOUSLY STUPID.
The coverage in this case leaves no doubt in my mind that the line has been drawn and that line does not include outrage for discrimination against certain religious faiths that just happen to be practiced by a majority of Americans.
The mainstream media is at fault here. They have furthered the notion that this is OK by selectively covering certain events with left wing journalistic outrage and others with the venomous silence that legitimizes such discrimination. Chalk another one up for liberalism in the mainstream media; it is one agenda that rarely shies away from a story when a false pretense is waiting in the wings.
Terry Trippany is the editor at Webloggin