So what race is he?

So a young girl’s been molested and the story has been reported. However Australian journalism cannot claim to be really thorough when they’ve left something as important as the offender’s race out of the article.

I’m assuming (I like assuming) the molester is a white Australian? Because had it been any other race, the article would have included ‘of Middle Eastern descent’, ‘of Asian appearance’ or ‘African’.

Instead, people are now looking out for a fat, homeless and smelly bogan. Woopeedoo that’s going to be easy as there aren’t many fat Melburnians, homeless Melburnians or smelly ones to boot.

Charmed, I must say.

1 Comment so far

  1. alex (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

    Yeah, I get frustrated that there’s not a moment’s hesitation for the media to report that a ‘young, middle-eastern man’ has allegedly done whatever and yet when the subject is white it doesn’t seem to be a relevant detail.

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