October 29, 2013

The news from Madison, Wisconsin — as told in 3 headlines.

The Times of Israel: "Wisconsin man accused of beating Hebrew-speakers."

The Huffington Post: "Dumb American Accidentally Assaults Wrong Ethnic Group: Police Report."

Global Grind: "So This Happened: American Assaults 2 Hebrew-Speaking Men He Believed Were Speaking Spanish."

23 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Come on -- the alleged beater is from Janesville. I think he should be cut a break just for that reason alone.

Matthew Sablan said...

So, from that, I take it that Janesville is the Florida of Wisconsin?

Bob Boyd said...

"Sorry, but I thought you said chinga su madre."

madAsHell said...

If you look at the faces in Mexican hieroglyphics, then you pretty much know my Mexican brother-in-law.

He's a banker, and he is frequently greeted with "shalom". To which he responds "shalom".

pst314 said...

Vile as the attack was, it's worth noting a few things:

The story has been picked up by mainstream news outlets all across Wisconsin.

If it had been a black guy punching out somebody for being white, there would be no coverage outside the city where it occurred--and probably not even there.

If it had been a leftist assaulting a Tea Party grandfather it would have been either ignored or spun in such a way as to cover up the ideology of the attacker.

Mick Havoc said...

Dios mio! lo que es un schlemiel!

Illuninati said...

Until we know what really happened we can only speculate. My first thought is "is it really possible that people from Wisconsin see so few Hispanics that they would mistake Hebrew for Spanish or take offense at the sound of Spanish?"
Something sounds fishy here.





Terry said...

The Huffpo headline is terribly biased.
Going by the police report, There is no reason to believe the assaulter was an American (let alone dumb), or that his victims were 'ethnic'.

traditionalguy said...

Hebrew gets your attention since it is so foreign from Romance Languages often overheard. He could have just ask nicely.

Ralph Hyatt said...

I find the comments on the Huffington Post to be interesting. For no apparent reason at all, other than her own prejudices, a commenter states that she "bets he never misses a Sunday service."

My church does regular mission trips to Mexico where we help build houses, and guess what, Spanish language classes are conducted before the volunteers go.

Also, around here it is pretty common to see Evangelical and Charismatic churches advertise Spanish language services.

Carnifex said...

If you gotta hate on somebodies ethnicity, it would behoove you to know something about that ethnicity. Like what language they speak.

That's why in the south we hate everyone who doesn't talk like us...

Or look like us...

Or act like us...

You get the picture.





(j/k)

elkh1 said...

An accidental assault? New to me. I always believe the targets may be mistaken, but assaults are deliberate.

Titus said...

The weirdest part of this story is there were actually 2 Hebrew speaking men in Janesville Wisconsin.

Why would anyone, let alone Hebrew speaking men, be in Janesville, Wisconsin. I guess it could of been worse and they could of been in Beloit.

Were they lost or something?

tim maguire said...

It sounds like he hit them because they were not speaking English. The fact that he couldn't tell the difference between Spanish and Hebrew is an irrelevant curiosity. Funny, but not related to the attack.

Ralph, while I don't blame you for singling out that comment as it was hurtful to you personally, in terms of hate-filled stupidity, it does not stand out from most of the others. The Huffington Post is reliable cure for the mistaken belief (should you have one) that the political left isn't full of the vicious, the stupid, the ignorant, and the small minded, often rolled up into one ugly, irrational, unreasonable package.

Seeing Red said...

There aren't any Jews in Wisconsin?

Stupid Texans know the difference.

Ralph Hyatt said...

I generally don't read the Huffington Post because I know that it will raise my blood pressure.

It's the smugness that gets to me, what in a religious context would be described as self-righteousness.

The utter certitude that they are among the elect and anyone who disagrees with them is damned.

MadisonMan said...

Titus, the assault -- by the Janesville man -- took place in Madison.

They left out the important and vital piece of info -- a grad of Parker or Craig? I'll guess Parker.

FullMoon said...

"...come on now boys, we don't want any trouble, not in any language"

Econophile said...

It amazes me how liberals--unlike some "Dumb Americans"--consider themselves so worldly yet miss the fact that incidents such as these are far more common outside America. It's a combination of their ignorance and America-is-uniquely-guilty reflex.

Most of the world is astonishingly tribal. The efforts of the left would make the US increasingly so, leading to more of the types of events HuffPo Superusers decry. Remarkable.

Sorun said...

Jeez, we just went over this at our Tuesday night white American oppressors meeting. When you beat someone up for speaking a foreign language, DON'T tell the cops why.

Clyde said...

I would say that the pendejo should be sentenced to learn Spanish so that he'll know what it sounds like.

Titus said...

"Titus, the assault -- by the Janesville man -- took place in Madison."

Oh, ok, he must of been vacationing in Madison.

Ken Mitchell said...

Old news, old news....

re: Moses Ri Toora Li Ai.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5-4nWhg5kw