(PatriotWise.com) — The media is covering up the identity of the Michigan State University shooter. While police identified the culprit as a “black male”, the mainstream press has not reported this fact. Reuters, for example, merely described him as wearing a black mask. The Guardian identified him as a “short male with a black mask.” Other outlets, including Bloomberg News, followed the same pattern.
The shooting occurred on February 13th in two Michigan State buildings. Gunman Anthony Dwayne McRae entered a classroom and opened fire, hitting seven students and fatally wounding two. These were identified as Arielle Anderson and Alexandria Verner. McRae then walked to another building on campus where he shot and killed student Brian Fraser and injured five more. He would later turn the gun on himself when confronted by police.
A native of Delaware, McRae pleaded guilty to misdemeanor unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in 2019. This was pleaded down from felony charges. A note written by McRae was found after his death that included threats to the University, as well as two New Jersey schools. He has no connection with the university but did spend his childhood in Trenton, New Jersey.
The press response to the tragedy is in line with the growing sentiment among journalists to censor the truth in favor of inclusivity and diversity. In January, two former high-ranking media figures conducted interviews with 75 of their journalistic contemporaries. Former executive editor for The Washington Post Leonard Downie Jr. and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward wanted to test the objectivity of the press and found that this was largely a thing of the past. “Reporters, editors, and media critics argue that the concept of journalistic objectivity is a distortion of reality. They point out that the standard was dictated over decades by male editors in predominantly White newsrooms,” Downie Jr. said.
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