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11 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    A 3-year-old shot in the face:

  2. In the face!!

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  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    So, why doesn't this generate more of a response here, and/or wall-to-wall cable coverage?

    Not enough fatalities?
    A shooting in Chicago is a "dog bites man" story?
    Potential embarrassment for the President?
    An unwillingness to delve into the societal problems in the community where this happened?
    Non-white victims?
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    As of 10:43 a.m. Eastern, it is the top story on Google News.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yes, but The Media isn't covering it. You don't know where that came from. You only know it wasn't from The Media.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Can't find it on the Times front page.

    And, a local Reverend is worried that the incident is being minimized because the victims are urban African-Americans.

  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    You think Lupica will get a front page story in the Daily News tomorrow about this shooting?
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Washington Post's site has a small link to an AP article, half way down the page, among a list of "More Headlines".
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    This is definitely what I think it is. Before Obama's presidency, shootings in the inner-city of Chicago and other big cities typically led the national newscasts.
  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

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  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

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  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    One overlooked, huge reason that I believe these stories don't get covered as much as the events would seem to merit: The people affected are not usually big newspaper buyers or news consumers in general. I probably know 1,000 or more people who live in Chicago. Back of the Yards might as well be the Third World for them. Covering it extensively would be as sound of a business decision as covering, as part of the daily news report, the goings on of a village in tribal Africa.
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