Numbers don't lie: The media buries the race of murderers when they are not white
· Apr 16, 2022 ·

It's been obvious for a while now that American Corporate Media buries the race of non-white murderers. Now we have numbers that make the Media's race-burying of murderers undeniable.

The Washington Free Beacon reviewed 1,100 articles about homicides between 2019 and 2021 from the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, and Minneapolis's Star-Tribune.

The data shows that these publications "downplay the race of non-white offenders, mentioning their race much later in articles than they do for white offenders," the Free Beacon reports.

Washington Free Beacon

"These papers are also three to four times more likely to mention an offender's race at all if he is white," the Free Beacon reports.

Washington Free Beacon

The Media bias got even worse after George Floyd's death in 2020.

Washington Free Beacon

"The data suggest an alarming editorial trend in which major papers routinely omit information from news reports, presenting readers with a skewed picture of who does and doesn't commit crime," the Free Beacon reports.

"These editorial choices are part and parcel with the 'racial reckoning' that swept newsrooms in the wake of Floyd's murder, which saw journalists dramatically overhauling crime coverage to emphasize the view that the criminal justice system is racist at the root—perhaps at the expense of honesty about individual offenders' crimes.

"The chart indicates that papers are far quicker to mention the race of white murderers than black."

The most recent example of this comes from the reporting of this suspected New York City subway mass shooter:

"In a nearly 2,000-word [New York Times] article on the attack, James's race is not mentioned," the Free Beacon reports. The same is true for the coverage offered up by Reuters; the Washington Post only mentioned James's race in relation to his condemnation of training programs for 'low-income Black youths.'"


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