Reality Distortion through Media Censure
But, sometimes, it is hard not to think of it as an orchestrated conspiracy, with the local media in on the act.
Notice that today there are two articles in the Seattle Times about women. One woman was definitely involved in a crime. The other is acting very suspiciously like she was involved in a horrible crime. The Seattle Times allows readers to comment on most articles, but not on these two.
The first case involves Holly Crahay, who got into a close quarters gun battle with police. Her excuse? She was mentally ill. That's the usual excuse the local media resorts to when a woman is so outwardly violent.
Even more egregious is the case of Julia Biryukova. She says she left her young son in the car to go get gasoline because she ran out of gas, even though police found that her car had plenty of gas in it. Her son went missing about the same time.
Look deeper and you find that this case explodes every gender politically inspired stereotype of men, fathers, and mothers. It exposes the fraud of family courts and the misuse of domestic violence allegations. The father is now left in the dark during a divorce proceeding, charged with domestic violence and with a no-contact order slapped on him. Even now that the mother is a suspect, local authorities decided to put the remaining daughter of the estranged couple into foster care instead of into the care of her father. No one is allow to ask why this is. Or to point out that if the father had not been pushed out of the life of his son, his son might well be safe right now (let's hope he is still alive!).
Reverse the roles, and the Seattle Times would have no problem with the hundreds of comments that would result, with people calling for the man's head. In this case, the Seattle Times does not want to allow anyone to comment and thus publicize the degree to which people are sick and tired of local authorities treating violent women, especially mothers, with kid gloves.