Friday, August 24, 2012

If it bleeds it don't necessarily lead.

Drudge headline: CHICAGOLAND: 13 shot in 30-minute span...

From the Chicago Tribune article:

Nineteen people were shot in attacks across the South and West sides between about 5:20 p.m. Thursday and 1:30 a.m. Friday - including 13 people during a single 30-minute period - according to the Chicago Police Department.

The shootings peaked between about 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. Thursday when 13 people were shot, including eight in a single incident at 79th Street and Essex Avenue about 9:30 p.m.

That's interesting isn't it? I mean, eight people get shot all at the same time and it ISN'T all over the US national news, and Sarah Brady ISN'T on CNN crying for more gun control, and Barak Obama ISN'T making a speech.

Could there be something about the people who got shot that is less newsworthy than, oh, let's say some random movie watchers in Aurora Colorado, or the building manager of a certain Christian lobbying outfit in Washington DC? 

Like, that they're all Black perhaps? Or that they live in the not-so-nice part of Chicago maybe? Or that they got whacked in what "everybody knows" is an obvious drug gang drive-by hit? Or that Some Important DemocRat is mayor of the city they got shot in, and doesn't want any national press coverage of this penny-ante gang crap?

None of that is in the Tribune, but I'm not sticking my neck out very far when I prophesy that all the victims AND all the shooters are black, they all have criminal records, and most if not all will have gang tattoos all over them. I can make that prophecy because the Mainstream Media -didn't- pick it up.

Open season declared on the South Side of Chi-town and it ain't news. Now get back to work, you've got taxes to pay.

The Phantom

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