Thursday, April 19, 2007
Not Fit To Print: A Monstrous Crime
It's always interesting what the msm deems *news worthy*. For instance, look at the coverage the Imus affair received. You would have thought this Imus character burned down the White House, he was a headliner for a week. And the Duke lacrosse case, that's another strange one. That was on the news full-time until the case started unravelling, then when it was clear the boys were innocent, news organizations ran from it like it was typhoid fever. Even Jesse Jackson acts like he's never heard of it (he still hasn't apologized to the boys for inferring that they were rapists).What doesn't the msm deem as news? Stories like this:
These two were out on a date minding their own business when they were car jacked and this is what happened to them.The animals pictured below raped Christopher Newsom, cut off his penis, then set him on fire and fatally shot him several times while they forced his girlfriend, Channon Christian, to watch. An even more cruel fate awaited her!
Channon Christian was beaten and gang-raped in many ways for four days by all of them, while they took turns urinating on her. Then they cut off her breast and put chemicals in her mouth … and then murdered her.
Ask yourself the obvious question: If this was four white people that did this exact same thing to a young black couple, would this be front page news? Simplify it even, do you think this is newsworthy? If it is newsworthy, where is CNN with the coverage, or the NY Times, or any of the msm? Their silence speaks volumes.
The Duke gang rape story is imaginary, not real.
The damage done by the Duke gang rape story is real, not imaginary.
The double murder was real, not imaginary.
Did the Duke Hoax and the way the media covered it contribute to the double murders?
I wonder, especially after reading that "her kidnappers sprayed cleaning fluid into her mouth to cleanse it of DNA."
There's an old saying in the media: if it bleeds, it leads.
Apparently not when the victims are white and the accused are black.
Trust me when I say this story is more newsworthy than the Natalie Holloway case, the Duke lacrosse scandal and Anna Nicole Smith combined. A young couple, students from the University of Tennessee, were victims of a carjacking and were kidnapped, raped, tortured and eventually murdered by five people. Descriptions of their deaths were so brutal that I had to read them several times to fully process the implications.
I previously linked a Jack Dunphy column about this on NRO, recapitulating the satanic evil of the crime and the MSM's lack of any interest in it whatsoever.
Dunphy also notes that several tabloidy crime stories became grist for the media mill around the time of this outrage, so it's not like they were retreating from covering lurid crimes. And yet -- no coverage of this one at all.
Well, as Mitchieville notes, look at the pictures of the victims, and look at the pictures of the savages who tortured, raped, killed, and incinerated them. Wrong color on both.