We covered this a few days ago in the post titled "More Shots Fired at Police." But here's someone in the comment section who really did some homework on this concerted effort by the media to slant their coverage in a certain direction - most of the time, that direction is anti-police or anti-responsibility-for-a-crime:
- anyone else notice that on chicagobreakingnews.com that when there is a story about the police the comments section is always enabled but when there is a story about a criminal and the terrible crimes they had committed all comments are disabled? This is the case almost everytime. This story about the sos thing has commenting allowed. The story about the officer shooting and killing the burglar to his house has comments enabled. The story about the cop who saved the man from the burning car had comments disabled. The story about the parolee charged with agg batt and csa downtown has comments disabled. The story about the feds who are getting sued for wrongful arrest has comments enabled but the story of the teen that got kilt for retaliation of a murder he had committed over the summer but was released without charges has comments disabled. coincidence?? I think not. The media loves to get people talking and bashing the police on stories that involve police. if it involves the poor criminal who was just confused then they dont want any comments that might be negative.
This is exactly why we canceled all our newspaper subscriptions and only read them free online. These people can't go out of business fast enough to suit us.