Sunday, February 1, 2015

Nothing like an "Islamic" atrocity to spice up the news

Japan and the United States have condemned Islamic State extremists for the apparent beheading of a Japanese journalist, hours after a grisly Internet video showed the execution.

from Japan, US Decry Latest Beheading by Islamic State

The news was getting rather humdrum in the days leading up to this atrocity, an obvious case of advanced SRA (along with all of the other forms of SRA "justified" on the basis of some deliberate distortion of the Koran) if not the work of something that enjoys butchering people, and I predicted that some horrorshow would soon give TV news ratings a boost.