The Agenda of Local News

Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn’t want to cover it. It’s a “local crime story,” they said.

Ferguson, Mo., is merely the latest proof that a “local crime story” can be elevated to national news — when it’s the liberal media’s favorite kind of “agenda-driven stuff.”

The white kid killed by a black cop in Utah is not newsworthy.

A local story about a white cop fatally shooting an unarmed young black man in one St. Louis suburb has dominated the national news, to the point that the networks interrupted primetime TV for an announcement on whether the policeman would be indicted.

These are the same networks that refused to air President Obama’s speech the week before on his immigration end-around. The entire nation couldn’t wait two hours for the local news, or turn to cable news? It seems like an attempt to create an episode for the history books — making Ferguson a destination in black history like Selma, Ala., or Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was shot.

Why is this story so much more portentous in meaning than others? It fits a narrative that America — and its justice “system” — is racist.

Well, after all, there are only 3 black cops in Ferguson and 49 White Cops so it’s not “representative” of the population. Which means 2 things (but I bet the Liberal won’t go there)- a) Quotas. b) Segregation. Only White Cops can arrest or interact with white people and only Black cops…You get the picture. True, it is absurd, but that’s the Left for you. 🙂

As with George Zimmerman, it seems not to matter what the actual evidence is. No rioter put down a rock or a Molotov cocktail to read the grand jury report. When the prosecutor’s speech aired on a split screen with a “riot cam” on the Ferguson streets, the networks were not expecting calm. They were too eager to chronicle a riot and squeeze ratings from the mayhem.

Mayhem= Money! And if it also suits The Agenda, then so much the richer for them.

For those who argue that Ferguson isn’t an “agenda” story, let’s consider some other recent stories that the media won’t touch.

In Milwaukee, Antoine Devon Pettis, a 20-year-old black male, was charged with raping a 101-year-old woman after the crime scene DNA matched a paternity test sample. Pettis smiled broadly in his mug shot, and later in the courtroom, when he told the media, “Y’all gonna make me a celebrity.”

Making this story national for even a minute would apparently be too racist, just like the Gosnell story, though the victim’s race is less than relevant considering the horror of the crime.

In Akron, Ohio, white police officer Justin Winebrenner — off-duty and unarmed — was shot by a black man, Kenan Ivery, at Papa Don’s Pub, where he was seated with other cops. Ivery had pulled a gun and the pub staff looked to Winebrenner, a regular customer, to try and calm Ivery. Winebrenner was shot in the torso and died. Four others, including another off-duty cop, were wounded.

So far in 2014, 45 police officers have been fatally shot (and 111 overall have died). None got a fraction of the attention or sympathy that America has offered to Michael Brown’s family.

The “wealth” of national publicity on local crimes is distributed with remarkable inequality. The exercise of “news judgment” is performed with extreme prejudice, and there will be no attempts at redistribution. (IBD)

The White House says the president will also meet with young civil rights leaders to discuss the challenges posed by “mistrust between law enforcement and communities of color.” He’ll then meet with government and law enforcement officials, as well as other community leaders, to discuss how to strengthen neighborhoods. (Townhall)

I wonder if he meet with the business owners who were looted and burned down by the “protestors”. Naw, this is a photo-op. Then, it’s back to Golf.

The Agenda is The Agenda. And you’re a Racist! That’s just it. Welcome to Obama’s “Post Racial” Society. 🙂

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

 

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