August 16, 2016

THE MILWAUKEE RIOTS ARE A LOCAL NEWS STORY TO THE MEDIA, Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air:

Have you been following all of the breathless media coverage of the riots, arson and looting in Milwaukee this week? Me neither. It’s not that I wouldn’t find the subject interesting and pertinent to the national discussion on police shootings and racial unrest. It’s simply a matter of there being almost no coverage on the cable news networks I watch during the day while working. You’d think this would be fairly major story with people being shot, officers being injured and properties burning to the ground.

So why the dearth of coverage? Jim Geraghty has a few ideas on the subject over at National Review and one of them is that the media is simply growing tired of getting repeatedly punched in the face if the desired narrative falls apart.

Literally so – and not in the Joe Biden definition of the L-word – “Racial Violence Forces Reporters To Leave Milwaukee After Police Shooting,” BuzzFeed(!) reports.

Related: Sister of Armed Man Killed By Milwaukee Cops Tells Rioters to Burn ‘Sh*t Down’ in the Suburbs.

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