NPR: About 100 Trayvon stories vs 3 Gosnell stories

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    Yep, there's no media bias at NPR. They are the beacon of objectivity.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/john-w...coverage-death-one-black-teen-non-black-death

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    In the 15 months between Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin and the start of jury selection, NPR aired about 100 pieces dedicated to the issue. Contrast that with the number of pieces NPR aired about Kermit Gosnell in the 36 months between a federal raid on his clinic and the start of jury selection: just 3 pieces. That works out to one piece about every five days for Zimmerman and one piece about every 12 months for Gosnell.

    The massive disparity in coverage doesn’t end there. From just the start of jury selection to the finalizing of the jury pool, NPR has already dedicated 3 pieces to the Zimmerman trial. Contrast that with their coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial from the start of jury selection until the verdict: 0.
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    Sounds like CNN/HLN with the Jodi Arias trial.
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    Duke lacrosse case redux. Libs hyperventilate over white on black crime stories & ignore the much more serious & numerous black on white crimes.
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    NPR needs more so they can diversify their coverage. I'm sure it's a matter finances that keep them from being unbiased.
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    I imagine numbers are similar everywhere, including Fox.
    Anyone remember Fox covering Gosnell jury selection like it did Zimmerman's? Anyone remember a thread on Too Hot when the Gosnell jury was seated?
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    Fox doesn't ask for money from the public, river.
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    OK, but so what? Are all murder trials covered equally?
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    um, the point is that the Martin case has been covered more by the media (all media) than Gosnell because there has been much more interest. It's not a matter of bias, unless you're going to claim that Fox shares the same bias as NPR.
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    So who generated this un proportional interest?
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    probably not NPR
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    No but they are part of the machine that did, and they get public money. That is my point, you can be biased as long as you don't get public money. NPR is biased and report on biased stories. Last I heard FOX is doing pretty good, I doubt they are receiving public money. Of course, the paid cable news network is your next argument.
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    You have to realize this makes no sense. If you're going to accuse NPR of bias because it covered Martin a lot more than Gosnell, you have to realize that Fox shares the same bias.
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    I said both are bias but FOX does not receive public money. What doesn't make sense?
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    NPR seems to want riots and violence after GZ acquittal.
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    you haven't addressed the idea that they share the same bias. do you think they do?
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    You mean is justice rigged by the media? Yes it is.
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    do you didn't answer the obvious and simple question: Should all murder trials receive the exact same amount of media attention?
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    I think the media does more harm than good in any murder trial.
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    can't even try to answer? it's really not a difficult question.

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