Sunday, October 02, 2005

Red Star hits the trifecta yet again

Rambix does not want readers to feel that certain postings in this blog in any way denigrate homosexual people. The various postings concerning the homosexual lifestyle as reported in the news are meant to highlight the agenda of the MSM to promote and condone said lifestyle, and exposing those institutions for their hypocrisy.

That said, the Red Star is at it again. In fact, this time they hit the liberal trifecta: homosexuals, minorities, and victims of the hurricane caused by George Bush. The story is titled: "Montevideo family opens home to Katrina victims".

The article in the Metro section of the 10/2/05 Sunday edition chronicals the story of a lesbian couple who opened their home to a family who were victims of the George Bush Hurricane. The family happens to be black.

...a household of five in rural Minnesota headed by a lesbian couple readied itself to become home to a black family that includes eight people spanning three generations.
The interview with the families takes place after the hurricane family arrived in Montevideo, MN. In facts, they had only been there approximately 3 weeks. The hurricane family was showered with a lot of donated goods, including the use of an RV for their transport to Minnesota.

In the days after they first talked, a steady stream of generosity paved the Singletons' way to their new home. A New York woman who heard about the Singletons' plight paid for Nicole, 33, to fly to Minnesota to check things out.

A Twin Cities couple donated a spacious RV for Tracey Thornbury to use as she picked up Dot and five of the kids and drove them to Montevideo. The oldest child, a 16-year-old girl, stayed in Louisiana with friends, but is joining her family in Montevideo later this week.

Another woman from New York sent money for gas, food and lodging for the trip to Minnesota. In Montevideo, donated furniture, clothes and toys filled the Thornburys' olive two-story house.
The Red Star reporter is Jill Burcum, and it's clear where her sympathies lie with regard to the "alternative lifestyle" issues. She quotes a daughter from the hurricane family telling her mother that they were moving in with a "same-sex" couple.

Nicole also pulled her mother aside and told her that they'd be sharing a home with a same-sex couple. "I said, 'What's that got to do it?' They were offering us their home. I was just glad they were saying we were welcome," Dot Singleton said.
In past posts Rambix has talked about the use of language modification by people and media and other social institutions to bring about change in pursuit of an agenda. In this case, the reporter implies the young girl used the words "same-sex couple". What are the odds are the young girl used that phrase? Rambix says slim to none, and Slim just left town. The reporter in this instance is subjectively reporting, using a "progressive" label for homosexuals to deflect the stigma attached to the word "homosexual", or "lesbian", etc.

The written story is an interesting contrast to the newspaper photos. If you can get a copy of the paper version, look at the photos as you read the story. Here's some of the text:

From a kid's perspective, the blended household is "awesome," said Ryan Thornbury, 12. He and Esaw Singleton, 11, share a room.

"It's like having your best friend spending the night with you all the time," Ryan Thornbury said.

Helen so loves Montevideo that she constantly asks Tracey and Tanya if she and her family will ever have to leave. The Thornburys do their best to reassure her that they consider her part of their family.

"The kids are really lovable. Dot and Nicole are really lovable people," Tracey Thornbury said . "When you see destruction like this on such a massive scale, you feel like it's your duty as a human being and to your faith in God to do something."
Now review the photos, of which there are several. None of the kids are smiling. In fact, the picture at the bus stop speaks volumes. The lesbian couple's children are distanced from the hurricane children. All of the children have looks of contempt; at the very least they have no smiles. It's quite striking, and in contrast to the story being told.

Although it is truly heroic for the lesbian couple to bring needy strangers into their home, Rambix believes the Red Star is trying to manufacture a heartwarming story using their favorite props. At the time of the writing, however, it is clear there is substantial friction among the families only several weeks into the stay.

If the Red Star has any integrity, they'll follow up with the families 6 months down the road. Rambix predicts they won't.