I was looking around at verious websites when it hit me that there are alot of references to GZ vs TM. It struck me that this was just one crime and it seems every couple of months a new story comes out that a crime happened somewhere and most are just fall into "thats sad but oh well" and others capture the whole of the news cycle.
Why is that?
There are according to FBI Crime Data (2011) there are 311,591,917 people in the US. Out of them there are 1,203,564 violent crimes, of which 14,612 are Murder and
nonnegligent manslaughter. What draws natuional coverage of one or two of these but not the rest?
What draws national news coverage of some criminal events and not others all depends upon the dictates of so-called "news agencies" such as UPI, Reuters, AP, etc.. Now, if all these privately owned news agencies were to come under some sort of central control, you might as well refer to them as the "Ministry of Truth
" because the people managing such a monolithic news agency are going to determine what events will (or will not) become major news, across continents, in a manner that is eerily Orwellian.
As you may have already figured out, the determining factors of what becomes "major news" have much less to do with what appeals to the public interest, so far as news that is of some practical importance or natural curiosity, than it does with manipulating public opinion with titillating stories that subliminally favor a general political agenda. This is exactly why an otherwise backwater news story about a female African American adult entertainer in Durham, NC accusing some college lacrosse players of sexual assault suddenly and mysteriously becomes "major news" while one of the most depraved true crime
events within the same year, namely, the Christian-Newsom Atrocity
, is barely whispered by news sources beyond the receptions of Knoxville metropolitan media transmissions.
And, just in case you're wondering
, this is exactly why most everyone in the world with even a faint pulse has heard of George Zimmerman, while very few people outside of Rochester, NY have ever heard of Roderick Scott, not even in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict,
which undoubtedly would have made the Scott case of very keen interest to most anyone with any interest at all in the Zimmerman case. If this does not strike you as GLARING
evidence of just how controlled our news media actually is, and how manipulated you actually are by this controlled news media, then you are absolutely brain dead.