Report Is this really racism in Provincial Politics Posted June 12, 2018 On 6/8/2018 at 4:12 PM, taxme said: The other night I was listening to Tucker on FOX news and he was questioning and was very wondering as to why the liberal media never reports on the many white people shot and wounded or killed by the police in America. He quoted the figure of 457 white people that have already been shot in the past couple of years in America by the police but yet we never see the American liberal media make a big deal out of it. The only time the American MSM goes crazy on killings is when some white cop shoots and kills some black person. Why do you think this is so? Just asking. In my opinion, the situation you point to illustrates the degree to which many on both sides of the ideological divide fall into the trap of what's called "bias confirmation," whereby they seek examples to justify their own pre-existing perceptions and views. Interestingly, this has become a particular specialty of the left in recent years. I suspect that in the U.S. proportionately more blacks than whites are shot by police. Part of the reason is, no doubt, racial bias. But another aspect, often ignored on one side of the debate, is that blacks are more likely to come into conflict with law enforcement officers. There are many reasons, including economic circumstances, to explain this, but activists tend to cherry-pick incidents to justify the validity of their chosen beliefs. This approach can backfire, however, as was the case in the hysterically reported attack on a young school girl's hijab in Toronto several months ago. It turned out, as the police later confirmed, that no such attack had occurred even though it garnered national and international attention and inspired calls at the highest levels for a further crackdown on the largely supposed menace of "Islamophobia," an effort that mainly seems to focus on placing increasing restrictions on free speech. Agendas too often overtake facts in much of this.