If you get your news primarily from the two most prominent newspapers in the country, chances are you haven't heard doodly-squat about the horrifying, deadly car massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin earlier this month:
Look, I don't want to get my info from explicitly right-leaning publications but apparently if you want to know anything about that guy who mass murdered people at a parade last week, that's where you have to go.
The NYT stopped reporting on this story 5 days ago. Their last piece was an article that treated him as a hiccup in the efforts toward bail reform.
The Washington Post reported on this story for 2 days before they abandoned it.
That's, um...really weird, isn't it?
It's true, though: the two papers of record in the United States have more or less ignored this story, opting instead for sparse reportage on secondary aspects of the tragedy itself.
Does that make sense to you? This was an incident, remember, in which the alleged mass murderer openly expressed a desire to harm white people and who previously rapped about murder and violence in front of the car he allegedly used to do the mass murdering.
This is a certifiably insane story that should be at the top of every media outlet and news network's coverage.
Not so at the New York Times and the Washington Post! As a matter of fact, even CNN has dropped the ball on this one: Its three most recent stories are ancillary reports about the tragedy, with no deep dives or explosive exposes on the suspect himself:
Don't you think it's odd that we're seeing basically no intensive, longform reports into the suspect's history? This man has a long criminal rap sheet and an absolutely incendiary history of demented social media activity.