Is this guy a terrorists?

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    There's been a pattern in the USA where you get sensationalized media coverage for days on end whenever there's an act of violence against the gov't, local cops or Americans in general by folk declaring to be converted jihadist, but yet you only get brief coverage when the same acts are done by declared anti-gov't "militias" or "seperatists" groups. Makes you wonder why.

    Here's an example.....



    Montana Manhunt for David Burgert, Survivalist Militia Leader


    http://abcnews.go.com/US/montana-manhunt-david-burgert-survivalist-militia-leader/story?id=13841307
     
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    Are you comparing this to 911?
     
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    What.

    The.

    Fuck?


    Fanny Pack-Wearing Terrorist Ignites Montana Shoot Out

    Idiot
     
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    Go back and read what I wrote, then read the article. I'm pointing out the FACT that since 9/11, cases like Burgert are NOT given the same sensationalistic treatment as if the perp was a self professed fanatical muslim declaring jihad. Why?
     
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    From the Windbag's blogger:


    "...Sounds like Burgert has chosen the "suicide by cop" way out. Now, replace "David Burgert" in any of the articles on the manhunt with, say, a non-white dude sounding name and... shazam! You've got an international terrorism media feeding frenzy."
    Interesting, because you have a guy who led a group advocating OVERTHROW of the gov't, with a RAP sheet that includes violence against authorities, has been quoted talking about a plan to kill cops, troopers, etc.

    Yeah, if he was a non-white dude mouthing off similar BS, and you replaced militia with jihadists, you'd have a media feeding frenzy.

    But you don't, do you?

    Thanks for helping to point out a apt conclusion, Windbag....and yeah, Burgert is an idiot. But WTF is with Rep. Peter King's silence on this?
     
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    Just how common are these cases?
     
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    You claimed there was no coverage, that is just one of the many pieces I read on this stupidity over the last few days.
     
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    What jihadist story are you comparing this too?
     
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    Only people who haven't a clue how the media works would question this. I'll give you a hint, home grown, non-jihadist radicals aren't what the news consumer (the average TV viewer) is buying these days so while they still get mention they generally don't get the same coverage as the Islamic jihadists.
     
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    Media is no different from McDonalds. They give the consumer what he wants not what he might need.
     
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