But lemme tell you about the move this Jackwagon on the 405 tried to pull on my way over here!
Thus, the media's description of Markoff as "normal."Whose normal?
Normal to white male editors who live in white neighborhoods and have only white friends, one assumes.
None of this, however, seems to have any impact on the media's continued belief that educated white men are nonviolent.)So, why the disconnect from reality among the media? The media has long been in the business of selling perception over truth, especially when it comes to issues of race, socioeconomic class and sex. That Markoff targeted women selling escort services only helped the media to see him as a good guy led astray by Jezebels.
If you wish to know the myths and prejudices of a time, read its newspapers. In her book, , Columbia University journalism Professor Helen Benedict beautifully illustrates the distinctions placed upon victims and perpetrators of sex crimes, depending upon the reputation, dress, race, occupation and economic class of the female victim.
said, simply, that "by all appearances, he had it all."Over and over again, coast to coast, American media outlets told us how good-looking, smart and "normal" Markoff was, or should have been.