"Kelly McBride, ethics group leader at the Poynter Institute -- a school for journalists in St. Petersburg, Fla. -- told Cybercast News Service on Monday that just because a crime involves black perpetrators and white victims "doesn't mean it's a hate crime. You have to have specific evidence, such as some sort of racial epithet," which was the case in the Byrd murder.
The Knoxville double homicide "sounds like a horrible, heinous crime, but horrible, heinous crimes are not the standard for what become national stories," she said.
One reason the networks haven't run this story "is because they can't fit it into a narrative of anything other than shock and horror, and you can find that in any crime story anywhere."..."
I agree. The press has a pretty specific narrative: American sucks, especially in the way it treats blacks, gays and women. Anything that fits the narrative gets publicized. Anything that doesn't fit the narrative gets buried.
Excuses, excuses. No wonder the media is in a freefall - they deserve their eventual demise.
Poynter is as Communist as the New York Times. Think NY Slimes on Tampa Bay rather than the Old Grey Presstitute on the Hudson.