Gutfeld rips media’s convenient ‘boredom’ motive in Chris Lane murder


Greg Gutfeld hit it out of the park on Thursday’s “The Five” as he ripped into the media for conveniently running with the “bored teenagers” angle in the murder of Australian ball player Chris Lane rather than addressing it as a race issue or hate crime.

Gutfeld referred to the tweets and social media content of one of the accused killers, James Edwards, 15:

The media has a motive: boredom.  Yeah, when you’re bored, you kill people. But by blaming boredom, you can ignore recent tweets by one suspect who boasted hating white people. The suspected shooter reveled in gang signs and gang colors and bragged about knocking out five white people since the Zimmerman verdict.

The media is staying away from this even though it’s a hate crime. It’s not their kind of hate crime. Given the tweets and this gang stuff, will the Justice Department see this as a hate crime? I don’t think so. It fits no storyline on HBO’s “Newsroom” or “Law & Order.”

Even if the crime isn’t about race, and maybe it isn’t, it is an evil act rooted in destructive lifestyles and broken communities. In the media’s eyes, a black teen is invisible until he’s a body. And a dead Australian is just the price you pay to be politically correct.

Fox News contributor and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow delved deeper into the “killed out of boredom” statement one of Lane’s suspected killers told police.

Writing for, Ablow said, in part:

The statement is so devoid of humanity and so headline-ready that the media seized upon it as a literal and complete explanation for why these three accused killers acted so inhumanely.

When normal people are bored, they go to the movies, go shopping or skateboarding or take a drive to the beach.  Only when people are severely psychologically disordered do they think up murder as an antidote to boredom.  Only when extraordinarily disordered patterns of thought, feeling or perception fill one’s mind does the vacuum of boredom draw someone to the idea of using a gun to shoot a stranger in the head.

Chancey Luna, Michael Jones and James Edwards, if guilty, are not normal.  So we should not be surprised, nor take at face value, the self-report that they killed out of boredom, because that excuse emerges from a person who is psychologically shattered and unaware enough to pump a bullet into another man’s skull.

I would venture that on August 16, 2013, more than one of Chris Lane’s assailants was, for all intents and purposes, psychologically dead.

Lane was reportedly shot in the back and killed while out jogging in Duncan, Okla. where he was visiting his girlfriend.

Edwards and Luna, 16, were charged with first-degree murder and Jones, 17, the alleged driver was “charged with the use of a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and accessory to murder after the fact,” Fox News reported.

Watch Gutfeld on “The Five” via The Daily Caller:


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