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Illogical and Specious Parallels
Bleacher Report ^ | May 5, 2010 | R. B. Parrish

Posted on 05/06/2010 7:23:25 AM PDT by CondorFlight

“Accused UVA Murderer Came from A Life of Privilege; George Huguely Attended Prestigious Prep School, Vacationed in Palm Beach” (ABC)

In the wake of this week’s tragic loss of a University of Virginia lacrosse star, one thing could be certain: that the media would race to discover truths that aren’t there; and manufacture its own fictional, but philosophically honed, narrative.

For example, someone reading the above could come to the conclusion that vacationing in Palm Beach somehow results in a propensity to commit crimes; or that having a nanny is a sure path to moral decay. (Comparable statistics on how many persons who did not have a life of privilege and who vacationed, say, on Coney Island, and still ended up with a felony record, are not available.)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duke; lacrosse

1 posted on 05/06/2010 7:23:25 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

Absence of information is anathema to the 24 hour news cycle. When facts are in short supply, make generalities.

The one I cared for the least was this morning’s GMA, wherein one of their guest commentators suggested that the kid’s privileged upbringing may have caused him never to learn empathy.

WTF is that supposed to mean?

Most with a privileged upbringing do not bash their (former?) g/f’s head in during violent rages.

2 posted on 05/06/2010 7:47:35 AM PDT by dmz
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