Tag: reporting

IN BOSTON, MEDIA AGAIN TRASH A POLICE SHOOTING VICTIM BY UNCRITICALLY “REPORTING” POLICE ACCUSATIONS

In the Boston area yesterday, the FBI and Boston Police Department (BPD) shot and killed a 26-year-oldFeatured photo - In Boston, Media Again Trash a Police Shooting Victim by Uncritically “Reporting” Police Accusations black Muslim man, Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, after they stopped him at a bus stop at 7:00 a.m. in front of a CVS drug store in order to question him. Media reportsoriginally claimed that Rahim wielded a “machete” after he was approached by the agents. But after photos emerged showing how laughable that description was, the weapon was changed in subsequent reports to a “military-style black knife”…more: firstlook.org/theintercept

McCain responds: ‘Reporting for duty’ to protect the White House

Senator John McCain responded in kind on Sunday to President Barack Obama’s joke at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner that his 2008 presidential rival that could be the White House’s best line of defense against recent security breaches.

“I’m reporting for duty on Monday morning in my usual laid back, casual style,” McCain, a former Navy pilot, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” ‘”I’m telling you: I’ll get that Secret Service squared away.”..more: CNN.COM|BY THEODORE SCHLEIFER

A Media Microscope on Islam-Linked Violence, Selective Reporting Misrepresents Muslims

Adapted from juancole.comBy Steve Rendall and Sara McCloskey
The murder of British soldier Sgt. Lee Rigby on a London street in May received massive U.S. media attention. The brazenness of the attackers—who allegedly struck Rigby with a car in broad daylight before hacking him to death with bladed weapons—guaranteed coverage. That the crime was captured on videotape from multiple sources didn’t hurt either. All told, Lee Rigby’s London murder has been mentioned in nearly 500 U.S. newspaper and wire stories, according to a search of the Nexis news database.
But the story also fit a comfortable media narrative: The attackers were Muslims who declared religious motivations. One of the assailants called the crime revenge for the killing of Muslims by Western military forces (Reuters, 5/22/13). more: http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/a-media-microscope-on-islam-linked-violence/