TRAIL OF DEATH III

Iowahawkian genius:

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(Trail of Death I, Trail of Death II)

Posted by Tim B. on 01/17/2008 at 06:26 PM
    1. One word:  brilliant.

      Best wishes to you, Tim.

      Posted by stuartfullerton on 2008 01 17 at 06:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. Worst of it is, the only way the public can learn about media vet crime is via the media, but with media culture so steeped in drunkenness and violence, many crimes are either seen as normal behavior or suppressed by commanding editors.

      Posted by arrowhead ripper on 2008 01 17 at 06:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2 is right about the suppression. If that trend lines continues up and back, we’ll find out that media violent crimes occurring now is much higher than currently reported. Kind of like a “reverse Lancet” effect.

      Posted by ErnestBludger on 2008 01 17 at 07:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. You can’t argue with a graph.

      Posted by Evil Pundit on 2008 01 17 at 07:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m so excited; my first time on TB! Now, what’s the subject? Oh, oh yeah, criminal journos; how about carlton for bad dress sense and a smug punchable face; adams for avuncularity and santa clausitism; roebuck for impersonisation of a character from “Ripping Yarns”? Damn, they’re a bit flat; I guess mum was right, losing your virginity is no big deal.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 01 17 at 07:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. That was excellent.
      Hopefully the mindless drones that wrote the original piece for the NYT get to read it.

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2008 01 17 at 07:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. Funniest thing I’ve seen today.

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 17 at 07:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hopefully the mindless drones that wrote the original piece for the NYT get to read it.

      They can read? Sure as hell can’t write.

      Posted by OldOwl on 2008 01 17 at 07:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5, cohenite:

      Welcome Aboard.

      As to the graph and it’s implications…

      If we do find that there is an organized program of under reporting of journo criminality then the trend may actually be so steep that it stalls out at the top and falls back in on itself.

      Then, with the updated, but still inaccurate reportage, it would climb again, only to repeat the stall and fall.

      This graph might actually turn into one of those decaying spiral doohickeys that folk use to mesmerize themselves.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 17 at 07:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. You can’t see it, but I’m deploying my very best compassionate head tilt.  Really.

      Posted by Achillea on 2008 01 17 at 07:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Hi, cohenite!  I know you from elsewhere—Good to see you here.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 01 17 at 07:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Bylines of Brutality” – that piece is a keeper!

      Unrelated incidents, or mounting evidence of that America’s newsrooms have become a breeding ground for murderous, drunk, gun-wielding child molesters?

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 01 17 at 07:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. I especially like the last section of the graph which is sightly to the left of vertical.

      Posted by lingus4 on 2008 01 17 at 07:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well done, Iowahawk!

      Posted by Janice on 2008 01 17 at 07:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. I just noticed something. Data depicted in graphs tends to trend toward the right.

      Coincidence?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 17 at 08:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Good god! I knew things were bad, but not that bad. These “journalists” are nothing but anti social robots that inflict unneccessary misery and suffering upon their own people.

      And they’re committing violent crimes and murders!

      Posted by Penguin on 2008 01 17 at 08:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. In the land of OZ reporters, journalists and commentators are treated with the contempt they deserve. There is nobody to blame but themselves as they continue with shoddy reporting, next to nil research and no editorial oversight. With the increased use of the internet by the average person to get the news, I suppose they resort to these splashes of stupidity to get noticed, similar to insecure children really.

      This is written tongue in cheek of course, I hope all of them implode and disappear.

      Posted by Turbine on 2008 01 17 at 08:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Actually, this is one area where folk like our Mr. Tim, Jules Crittenden and others of that sort, piss me off.

      If they’d knock it off and be like regular journos, we wouldn’t have to add in the “yeah but”s when trashing journos and the industry that employs them.

      Having decent, honorable, integrity driven journos means rants have to add all kinds of complexity to the grammar and almost always, in my case at least, leads to missing and/or misplaced commas, run on sentences and the employment of words I’m not sure I fully understand in meaning or proper usage.

      Jerks.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 17 at 08:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Beautiful. This is on a level with iowahawk’s ‘It is Finally Time to Exit the Oldsmobile’ kick to Ted Kennedy’s groin.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2008 01 17 at 08:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Just to be on the safe side, I have discontinued home delivery of the newspaper.

      And I encourage honest citizens to be on the lookout for this guy, last seen applying (unsuccessfully) for a job with Fat Boy’s Barbecue in Temple, Texas, as editor of their employee newsletter. Note the sloping forehead, the reptilian eyes, the shifty look. Known to suffer from BDS. Wanted on charges of aiding and abetting a forgery, libel, impersonating an anchor man, and general strangeness. Not armed, but should be considered extremely dangerous because of his ability to emit harmful weird-rays. If spotted, do not attempt to apprehend. Call your local police. That is all.

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 17 at 08:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s a quagmire.  Pull out now!

      Posted by Room 237 on 2008 01 17 at 08:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3
      Those bloody Lancet logs!

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 17 at 08:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. Now that’s science!!

      I’d like to see Iowahawk apply the IPCC’s climate models to this issue for even extra scienciness.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2008 01 17 at 08:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. # 11 Have suspicion our new arrival has become tired waiting for Bolt to come back from holiday.

      Posted by watty on 2008 01 17 at 08:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. #4

      and tables, don’t forget the hypnotic power of tables.

      Especially extrapoLancetised ones.

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 17 at 09:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Top stuff from the ‘hawk.  I had to stay focussed while reading it though – when I got to …

      a grim picture of a once-proud profession now in the grips of tragic, drunk, violent, child-raping rage.

      …I thought he was describing the NSW Labor Party.

      Posted by Stretch on 2008 01 17 at 09:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. I wonder how many journalists will have the courage to come forward and be “The Winter Reporter”?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 17 at 09:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yes, here in America the media are greatly concerned with violence.  That’s why they’re premiering a series starring a Serial Killer, “Dexter,” next month…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 01 17 at 09:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. TRJ:

      Yeah. The journo crisis does need a proper invocation of the Genghis Khan Behavioral Model.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 17 at 09:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. Really, we should be seeing that these unfortunates get the help and understanding that they need.  I especially like Treacher’s “retard-patch” idea.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 01 17 at 09:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. #24 Well I’m not minding the holiday from Reco, Barry Bones, Urqardt et. al. too much at all… Gated Communities have their charms.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 01 17 at 09:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Google searches return … millions of pages containing the terms “journalist” and “murder.”

      I love this bit – it’s the quintessence of too much media research.

      Posted by Burbank on 2008 01 17 at 09:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. #31

      #24 Well I’m not minding the holiday from Reco, Barry Bones, Urqardt et. al. too much at all…

      I think of them as roughage.

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 17 at 09:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #33
      Yes, but does that include “journalsts” who murder the English language?

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 17 at 09:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17 n the land of OZ reporters, journalists and commentators are treated with the contempt they deserve…

      Steady on—that applies to Fairfax journalists, in spades.  Murdoch journalists are OK on the whole.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2008 01 17 at 10:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Darn it, are we reading a South African Newspaper?

      Posted by gin&tonic on 2008 01 17 at 10:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Speaking of journalists, a strange headline just flashed up on my desktop from our ABC.

      Wet weather a boon for coral

      Good news about the Great Barrier Reef?  Is everything all right over there in Ultimo?

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 01 17 at 10:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, reporters are a dangerous breed; but I wonder what Iowahawk’s analytical model would reveal if it were applied to actors? Speaking of which, here is some Grade-A Tom Cruise weirdness. The salute at the end is mega-creepy.

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 17 at 10:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. He he he……Iowahawk does it again!!!!  Almost as good as the Lutherans taking British sailors hostage!!!

      BTW

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 01 17 at 07:15 PM • permalink

      Welcome!!

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2008 01 17 at 11:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. #38
      dunno about cute, but he’s one sick puppy.It’s always scary when you see someone take something so foolish and idiotic so very seriously. Like AGW-istas.

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 17 at 11:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Having seen the “impartial” ABC take close in shots to present a group of about 18 ferals protesting at a detention centre as a large crowd, worthy of placing about 2nd story on the national news. Nothing would suprise me as far as journous go.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 01 17 at 11:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Crime Head

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 01 17 at 11:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. #42: Oh, man, don’t do that!

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 17 at 11:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #42 Crime Head

      Rough Head.

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 17 at 11:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. paco:

      That was a bit of a nasty ambush, eh? Gotta be careful with the clicky links. Never know when a tubgirl is hiding.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 17 at 11:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Paco,

      More mega-creepiness from Tom.mega-creepiness

      Posted by AisA on 2008 01 17 at 11:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. So, I wonder if these journos that commit a crime insist on getting the byline to the story.

      Posted by rinardman on 2008 01 17 at 11:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. #46
      that gawker connection was posted in an earlier thread
      a) he’s definitely batshit crazy
      or
      b) on drugsI’ll vote for c)
      both a) and b).

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 18 at 12:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #46 & #48: That dude’s not just drinkin’ the Kool Aid, he’s bathing in it.

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 18 at 12:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. #49: And then selling the bathwater for a tidy sum, no doubt.

      Posted by ErnestBludger on 2008 01 18 at 12:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #42: Ok, Infidel Tiger: take that!

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 18 at 12:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. If you add the number of murders instigated by people who had the support of journalists, Iowahawk’s graph suddenly looks conservative.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 01 18 at 01:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #51 Must… find… safe warm place. Must… find… safe warm place!

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 18 at 01:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Man I just love that graph, particularily the right side showing the “trend”.  Statistics:  The biggest category of “lies”.

      Posted by rabidfox on 2008 01 18 at 02:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. What’s the frequency, Paco?

      I said, WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY, PACO??

      Posted by CraigC on 2008 01 18 at 02:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. #36. ‘Darn it, are we reading a South African Newspaper?’

      South Africa huh…?  Why can’t these people just integrate!?

      A South African teenager suspected of killing four people in a shooting spree at a black settlement has appeared in court as angry protesters said the killings were racially motivated.

      Johan Nel, 18, is suspected of killing a 3-month-old child, a 10-year-old boy, a man in his 30s and a woman who died 24 hours after the shooting. Seven people were also wounded in the shooting at the Skielik squatter camp on Monday.

      Posted by Vincennes on 2008 01 18 at 02:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. I totally endorse Iowahawk’s confronting exposé.
      Many years experience has made me cautious of journalists, especially on a Friday night when they break out the booze.
      The walk to the far end of the car park is not unlike that trip to Coney Island.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 01 18 at 05:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. My god, I never knew the potential time bomb that these 4th-estaters represent. I can’t believe that I exposed my family to someone like… our host Tim, whom the crack Iowahawk research team describes as “a big incompetent powder keg ready to go off”. Oh the shame!

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2008 01 18 at 10:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #28 –

      Hey, Dexter‘s a great show.

      #42 –

      Jeez, IT, warn a body, willya?

      Posted by Achillea on 2008 01 18 at 10:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Writings by Iowahawk (curls fingers in wriggly motion) and Tim Blair are the type of thing I look for in newspapers.  Witty, funny, insightful, yet making a point.

      It’s the fact that newspapers are NOT offering such fare (except for Lileks) is the reason I’ve allowed many newspapers and magazine subscriptions to lapse.  Yes, even the venerable Wall Street Journal.  I can only get it at rightwing blogs.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 01 18 at 11:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. That’s the inverse of the NYT stock price.  Lies aren’t selling, they’ve tried more lies, now what?

      Posted by MarkD on 2008 01 18 at 11:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #60, you and me both, wronwright.

      Now I have to go bleach my eyeballs after seeing that Billary picture from the 70s.  Thanks a heap, Paco.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 01 18 at 12:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. The media will start reporting on this phenomenon when it becomes a trend and not a moment before. If at all.

      Oh, and thanks for including the graph. I didn’t really get it until the graph smartened me up.

      Posted by spongeworthy on 2008 01 18 at 01:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. MarkD:

      Sale! Sale! Sale!
      Buy any two lies at regular subscription price and get one lie absolutely free!

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 18 at 02:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. I smell Pulitzer.

      Posted by SoberHT on 2008 01 18 at 04:53 PM • permalink

 

  1. Even more “Tom Cruise” creepee!

    Posted by AisA on 2008 01 19 at 01:07 AM • permalink