IT’S ALL THE FAULT OF THAT EVIL SUV! “Scott wrote here about the appalling case of a 16-year-old St. Paul girl, Clarisse Grime, who was sitting in the grass at her high school, nowhere near the street, when she was struck and killed by a vehicle that careened out of control and bounced off a fire hydrant. The vehicle was driven by an illegal immigrant who has been in Minnesota for ten years without ever having a driver’s license. He was known to local authorities, having been convicted of drunk driving in 2001 and driving without a license just a few months ago. But the immigration laws are not enforced in St. Paul. So today, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported on Miss Grime’s funeral. This was the paper’s headline: ‘St. Paul teen killed by SUV remembered at her funeral.’ Killed by SUV? That doesn’t really seem to be the salient point.”
Check it out, if you haven’t already: every accident reported by the media involving a four-wheel-drive vehicle, no matter how small, is described as involving a “SUV”. No such distinction is made for, say, muscle cars or Priuses or even Porsches because they don’t fit into the guidelines. I think this says more about the mindset of reporters than anything particularly conspiratorial, they just get an indoctrinational concept in their mind and subconsciously apply it to everything they write.