Is there a link between the color of your skin and your relative media coverage?
There are a lot of possible explanations for the lack of coverage, not the least of which have to do with personnel and funding constraints. News organizations spread thin, attempting to cover two wars and international uprisings. But more cynical critics point to questions of race — white alleged killers and brown victims — or the media narrative of the Minutemen as merely a well-intentioned “neighborhood watch” group.
- Brisenia Flores Is Still Not Quite National News: Why? – Migrant child, 9, killed in cold blood by white anti-immigration activists. Oh yeah, in Arizona. Not even a single mention in the New York Times. Justice might be blind, but our fourth estate shouldn’t be.
- The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape – Just in case you were wondering why off-year Congressional elections matter…
- The Unloved – There are more children than adults being provided housing in Loudoun’s homeless shelters. This in the richest county in America.
- Five Complaints About Modern Life That Are Statistically B.S. – Great takedown of the “it was better in the old days” meme. Progress happens, folks.