The "Rodney King" beating video was shown 35,814 times the first week 24/7.
As I watched the television coverage, it seemed that the press had a pathological desire to bring about violence. Anyone with any experience in the media surely must have known that it was criminally irresponsible. Sure, go ahead and show the whole scenario to be up front. They kept on and on until all hell broke loose. No, they wouldn't even show the mitigating circumstances that brought on police action.
As for Reginald Denny, the innocent truck driver hauled from his rig and stomped. Very little of this was shown. Rush Limbaugh used to refer to one of his attackers as "Football Williams". I believe this brutal man eventually got life for another crime.