Tuesday, August 30, 2005

When Did AP Go Pharisee On Us?

Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong. Associated Press published this photo of this poor woman from New Orleans today, with the following caption:

A woman walks through chest-deep water as she heads to loot a grocery store in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, as floodwaters continue to rise after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Monday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Oh, she's going to "loot a grocery store?" Yeah, right.

Why not say she is going to get groceries? If the grocery store isn't open, because it has been abandoned, and there is no other way to get food, then it isn't looting.

This is an excellent example of Pharasaic thinking. Following the letter of the Law, and not understanding the Spirit.

For Associated Press to have published a phtograph of this woman, with a caption accusing her of "looting", is slander. They would have never done this to a person who looked like they had money. They only did it because she looks like a poor person. And, sorry to say, because she is a poor, black person.

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