August 26th, 2014 14:33 EST
Media Goes Bonkers Over Killing Of Michael Brown, Ignores Similar Killing of White Man by Black Cop!
"On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart.
But while the world knows of the highly publicized situation involving 18-year-old Mr. Brown, whose Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri touched off violence, protests and an angry national debate, most people outside Utah have never heard of 20-year-old Mr. Taylor."
The Washington Times
There`s a reason for the discrepancy in media coverage, and you don`t have to be a rocket scientist, media critic, a sociologist to figure it out.
It all boils down to race: Michael Brown was black and the police officer who shot him was white. Taylor was white and Hispanic and the cop who shot him was black.
Taylor`s killing doesn`t fit the media`s narrative that cops have declared war on the black underclass, and therefore his unfortunate fate merits only a footnote.
You won`t hear the race pimp Al Sharpton demanding a civil rights investigation into the death of Taylor, and I doubt Obama will send a delegation to his funeral.
Dog bites man isn`t news, man bites dog will be featured as an odd news story. The endemic violence in the inner city and the incredibly high rates of black-on-black crime rarely make the news, but a white officer killing a black man (almost always a justifiable homicide) is so rare that it`s given saturation coverage.
The media needs to end the double standard, and stop inciting racial hatred.
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