Media Narrative Chart

 

I created a chart to ensure that budding journalists understand how to properly frame a story involving any type of shooting, terror attack, or other violent crime. Remember that the job of the Objective Journalist™ is not to tell the audience what happened, but to expand the event into an indictment of Western culture.

Media-Narrative-Chart

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  1. iWe Coolidge
    iWe
    @iWe

    Looks about right.

    • #1
  2. Barkha Herman Inactive
    Barkha Herman
    @BarkhaHerman

    This is a good one, John.  Did you tweet it yet?

    • #2
  3. Eric Hines Inactive
    Eric Hines
    @EricHines

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: …any type of shooting, terror attack, or other violent crime….

    Couple problems here.  One is that there are no terror attacks: there are no terrorists, according to Obama and the NLMSM.  There are only radical Islam (or Islamic radicals if the “journalist” is trying to stray from the politically correct), militants, and insurgents.

    Contradictorily, your phrasing implies that you’ve fallen for the PC drool: terror attacks are not violent crimes; they’re acts of war.

    Chart’s pretty good, though, and dismayingly accurate.

    Eric Hines

    • #3
  4. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

    White Hetero Male–Not White Hetero Male– Hate Crime

    • #4
  5. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    Attacker: Hippie
    Victim: Reality
    Narrative: Mondays

    • #5
  6. Severely Ltd. Inactive
    Severely Ltd.
    @SeverelyLtd

    Thanks, this will take the place of ninety percent of my comments outside of Ricochet.

    • #6
  7. Barkha Herman Inactive
    Barkha Herman
    @BarkhaHerman

    Attacker: Anyone in Detroit or Chicago

    Victim: Anyone in Detroit or Chicago

    Narrative: Crickets Chirping…

    • #7
  8. Barkha Herman Inactive
    Barkha Herman
    @BarkhaHerman

    Aaron Miller:Attacker: Liberal Victim: Reality Narrative: Mondays

    nitpick: Lefty not liberal.  Liberty has nothing to do with it.

    • #8
  9. BrentB67 Inactive
    BrentB67
    @BrentB67

    I think the Female Attacker, Fraternity Victim may need some work.

    • #9
  10. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    Barkha Herman:

    Aaron Miller:Attacker: Liberal Victim: Reality Narrative: Mondays

    nitpick: Lefty not liberal. Liberty has nothing to do with it.

    It’s a bad habit. “Hippie” is actually my preference because it underscores how unserious their thinking is.

    • #10
  11. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    I’ve been wondering why the media has so many stories about the Kardashians.

    • #11
  12. Roadrunner Inactive
    Roadrunner
    @Roadrunner

    Couldn’t you fit work place violence into the muslim- non muslim category?

    • #12
  13. James Madison Member
    James Madison
    @JamesMadison

    If an act of violence occurs in Chicago, what do you do? Turn it over to Sports?
    Violence occurs in a sanctuary city by an illegal alien, is it violence? The local authorities do not recognize the legal (illegal) status of the attacker. Does the attacker even exist?

    • #13
  14. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    Barkha Herman:This is a good one, John. Did you tweet it yet?

    Yes, ma’am.

    • #14
  15. Barkha Herman Inactive
    Barkha Herman
    @BarkhaHerman

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:

    Barkha Herman:This is a good one, John. Did you tweet it yet?

    Yes, ma’am.

    This has the possibility to take over from your “the best thing about Obama presidency ” tweet…..

    • #15
  16. Casey Inactive
    Casey
    @Casey

    Fantastic.

    • #16
  17. tabula rasa Inactive
    tabula rasa
    @tabularasa

    Your handy card is a nice, easy, and accurate substitute for actually watching the news.

    • #17
  18. Robert C. J. Parry Contributor
    Robert C. J. Parry
    @RobertCJParry

    Ivy League Grad / Any one / Lack of mental health care

    • #18
  19. John Davey Member
    John Davey
    @JohnDavey

    Comprehensive.

    • #19
  20. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Add a few text generation macros and we could automate the editorial page of the New York Times.

    That would be quite a cost savings.

    • #20
  21. Charles Mark Member
    Charles Mark
    @CharlesMark

    Occupation- justifies anything,apparently.

    • #21
  22. Johnny Dubya Inactive
    Johnny Dubya
    @JohnnyDubya

    Quibble:  With a white shooter and white victim(s), the narrative is gun control.  With a non-white shooter (or mugger or rapist, etc.) and white victim(s), the narrative is poverty, lack of opportunity, inadequate school funding, and the all-purpose “hopelessness”.  All of these stem from systemic racism, of course.

    Also, you forgot a significant trigger for terrorist violence:  climate change.  Oh, and poverty.  And lack of opportunity.  And hopelessness.

    • #22
  23. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Jon,

    And they say Journalism can’t be reduced to a science. How thoughtful that you put it all on a quick reference laminated card. If the Journalist stops at Ben & Jerry’s and drools mint chip all over it he can just wash it off. If he drops it at the crime scene and it gets blood on it he can give it quick wash there too.

    It’s the little things that count.

    Regards,

    Jim

    • #23
  24. RightAngles Member
    RightAngles
    @RightAngles

    hahaha! This is hilarious! I love it. “The Kardashians instead” hahaha!

    • #24
  25. Eric Hines Inactive
    Eric Hines
    @EricHines

    Percival:Add a few text generation macros and we could automate the editorial page of the New York Times.

    That would be quite a cost savings.

    What are you–anti-union?  For shame.

    Eric Hines

    • #25
  26. hokiecon Inactive
    hokiecon
    @hokiecon

    You hit the nail on the head, John.

    • #26
  27. Rob Long Editor
    Rob Long
    @RobLong

    Painfully brilliant.

    • #27
  28. KiminWI Member
    KiminWI
    @KiminWI

    I need a perma-link button so this is at the ready for Facebook threads.

    • #28
  29. profdlp Inactive
    profdlp
    @profdlp

    Marxist ===> ANYONE = Tea Party

    Unknown ===> ANYONE = Tea Party

    • #29
  30. Manny Member
    Manny
    @Manny

    Brilliant!  That is an excellent chart.

    • #30
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