Just ignore that guy with the bomb….he’s white

December 9th, 2003 – 11:05 pm
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If you’re a Muslim and you come up with a crazy plan to nuke D.C. or cut the support cables on a New York City bridge, it’s front page news across the country. If, on the other hand, you’re an anti-government white supremacist in Texas who the FBI catches with an actual chemical weapon, an arsenal of other weapons, and who is possibly part of an advanced conspiracy to use them….well, that doesn’t get reported outside of Texas.

Federal authorities this year mounted one of the most extensive investigations of domestic terrorism since the Oklahoma City bombing, CBS 11 has learned.

Three people linked to white supremacist and anti-government groups are in custody. At least one weapon of mass destruction – a sodium cyanide bomb capable of delivering a deadly gas cloud – has been seized in the Tyler area.

Investigators have seized at least 100 other bombs, bomb components, machine guns, 500,000 rounds of ammunition and chemical agents. But the government also found some chilling personal documents indicating that unknown co-conspirators may still be free to carry out what appeared to be an advanced plot. And, authorities familiar with the case say more potentially deadly cyanide bombs may be in circulation.

A quick search using Google News shows the name of the guy arrested (William J. Krar) showing up in a few Texas news sources and on the Pravda website. That’s it. Why is the story of a white guy with an actual weapon less important than that of a Muslim with just a crazy idea? I guess you’d have to ask the news directors and editors of the major news outlets.

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