Thinking Like Christians in a TV Culture: Beyond Soundbites, Slogans, Images,and Bumper-Stickers
Everyone loves justice in a crisis. The L.A. riots offered to TV viewers an opportunity to vent their fury at injustice no matter which side they took on the trial.
For some, massive looting and arson were hailed as a long-overdue response to an unjust distribution of money and political power. For their law-and-order neighbors, the justice called for was putting the rioting hoodlums in jail.
Even for those caught in the middle — who saw that the riot began as a response to a real evil, but saw in the raiding of liquor stores ...