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Media Race Baiting: A Recent Example

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posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 03:17 PM
Here is another case of the media creating a racial division where none should exist. In this news story, the topic is of a bank robber that was shot by police when they confronted him and his accomplice in the car. The driver was shot and killed, the passenger wounded. Now, written that way it would make sense that the man is likely not your lone upstanding student that the police fatally shot for no good reason. However, they decided to title the story as:

Police: Man shot and killed by officers during search for Baltimore bank robbers
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Factual, perhaps, but not entirely complete. However, the first paragraph reads:

Authorities say police have shot and killed a black man while investigating a bank robbery in suburban Baltimore, and another man was injured.

This might lead you to wonder why they were shot. At that point, if you fail to finish reading the story, you might go off and think, "Damn! Just another cop killing an innocent black man!" It is not until the end of the story that the following one-liner is explained by the county police spokeswoman, Elise Armacost:

Armacost tweeted that the men had robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, about four miles away away.

So, lead off with the bare minimum details, followup with the color of the victim's skin with no real reasoning, then, and only then, at the end explain they were the suspects in the bank robbery. The media knows full well that most folks read headlines, and MAYBE the first line or paragraph. C'mon media, stop the race baiting already. Can't we stop this intentional racial division?!?!?

edit on 9/23/2016 by Krakatoa because: spelling

posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 03:31 PM
So, ATS members, please feel free to post here any similar media stories that are obviously race baiting you might find. I'd love to know that other TS members see the disinformation and are willing to point it out for everyone.

posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 03:42 PM
I live in an extremely liberal community. We have the opposite problem. The town newspaper refuses publish race of offenders. They literally will run a story about some criminal and just say "he had a red shirt and baseball hat" and not tell you if he is black, white, asian or whatever. The main reason they do this is because vast majority of the offenders are black and they don't want to be offensive. They've literally written newspaper articles on the subject.

Typical lib media. Instead of just publishing the facts, they try to make add in the social commentary.

posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 03:45 PM
a reply to: Edumakated

Interesting. Why each end of the spectrum for crimeny sakes? Whatever happened to stating the suspect has a "dark complexion" or a "light complexion"? If it is a fact, then it is not profiling but reporting the FACTS.


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