The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Why The MSM Decided Andre Galloway’s Murder wasn’t Newsworthy And Jazmine Barnes’ Was

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The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Why The MSM Decided Andre Galloway's Murder wasn't Newsworthy And Jazmine Barnes' Was

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One of the things that define MSM bias are the sto­ries that they con­sider “local” news and the sto­ries that they define as national news.

For exam­ple the new year in Bal­ti­more began with the con­tin­u­a­tion of what has to be the bleak­est New Year tra­di­tion of any city in the nation:

Bal­ti­more ended 2018 with 309 mur­ders in the city, down from 342 in 2017.
The lists starts with a 16-​year-​old and ends with a 17-​year-​old who was killed a cou­ple of hours before the new year.
The teen was shot around 10:03 p.m. on New Year’s Eve in the 4500 block of Green Rose Lane.
Every year, fam­i­lies and com­mu­nity activists gather on New Year’s Day to read the names of the city’s mur­der victims.

The 16 year old who began that list was a teen named Andre Gal­loway. If you do a search of Google News under his name you will find two sto­ries from the Bal­ti­more sun (Dec 31st March and May 30th) two on Jan 2 2018 one from Fox Bal­ti­more and one from CBS Bal­ti­more and one from WBAL also on May 30th. You won’t find entries from CNN, MSNBC, NBC ABC the NYT or the national CBS site listed. That there were hun­dreds of such homi­cides in Bal­ti­more last year that are a source of ter­ror to poor and black neigh­bor­hoods is a national disgrace.

But because the source of said ter­ror and mur­der are drug gangs who are also pri­mar­ily black and His­panic this national dis­grace is con­sid­ered a local story and gen­er­ally ignored by national media because to report on such crime does not advance the agenda of the left and given the debate on a boarder wall might harm said agenda.

And that brings us to Jazmine Barnes a lit­tle girl killed in a drive by shoot­ing in Houston.

Now con­sid­er­ing that Jazmine Barnes was killed by two black men in a drive by shoot­ing involv­ing gangs you might expect the results of a google news search to be sim­i­lar to that of young Mr. Gal­loway, but a search of google news pro­duces results from ABC , USA Today CBS News the Huff­in­g­ton Post , Wash­ing­ton Post, the New York times and so many results from CNN that I went to their site and searched and came up with 25 results as of 2:29 PM Jan 8th

That Jas­mine Barnes seven year old life was cut down by a drive by gang related shoot­ing in Hous­ton is rightly con­sid­ered a hor­rific dis­grace, but what made her mur­der news­wor­thy to the national media when Andre Galloway’s was not were the ini­tial reports that wit­nesses, includ­ing her mother wounded in the shoot­ing (iron­i­cally a face­book friend of the actual shooter) claimed the shooter was a white man. This allowed the media to declare this a racial crime and all of the usual sus­pect came out to point to this shoot­ing as emblem­atic of racism in Trump’s America.

Thus the story became national news, celebri­ties pon­tif­i­cated and media opined on racial divi­sions and I think it’s not inac­cu­rate to say that one of the rea­sons why the perps of this hor­ri­ble crime were appre­hended in such a timely fash­ion was because of the MSM atten­tion, which we can all agree is a fine thing.

It just so hap­pened that to the MSM’s dis­ap­point­ment said killers didn’t fit the desired meme they were advanc­ing, how­ever as the story was already so heav­ily pro­moted nation­ally the news media could not avoid fact that didn’t work with said meme. I sus­pect Stacy McCain’s pre­dic­tion and ana­lysts will prove correct

So the “white killer” angle that made this story a sub­ject of “nation­wide atten­tion” was false, and now the media that exploited the death of Jazmine Barnes to gin up a firestorm of racial fear will now drop the story entirely.
Hous­ton ranks 22nd on
the list of most dan­ger­ous cities in Amer­ica, with 269 homi­cides in 2017. The top five most dan­ger­ous cities:
1. St. Louis
2. Detroit
3. Bal­ti­more
4. Mem­phis
5. Kansas City
In 2017, those cities reported a com­bined total of 1,145 homi­cides. How many of those crimes “cap­tured national atten­tion”? You see the national media do not ran­domly pick mur­ders as news­wor­thy. They believed the shoot­ing of Jazmine Barnes might be evi­dence of a surge of right-​wing white suprema­cist hate crime that they could blame on Pres­i­dent Trump and, now that this angle has proven false … never mind.

It’s a good thing that jus­tice will be served in the Jazmine Barnes case even if the media as Stacy McCain sug­gests will hold no fur­ther national dis­cus­sion on the case which will as of this week be demoted to a local crime story of no more national inter­est than the mur­der of young Andre Gal­loway whose crime remains unsolved and whose mur­der remain unwor­thy of the atten­tion of the MSM

Unex­pect­edly of course


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One of the things that define MSM bias are the stories that they consider “local” news and the stories that they define as national news.

For example the new year in Baltimore began with the continuation of what has to be the bleakest New Year tradition of any city in the nation:


Baltimore ended 2018 with 309 murders in the city, down from 342 in 2017.
The lists starts with a 16-year-old and ends with a 17-year-old who was killed a couple of hours before the new year.
The teen was shot around 10:03 p.m. on New Year’s Eve in the 4500 block of Green Rose Lane.
Every year, families and community activists gather on New Year’s Day to read the names of the city’s murder victims.

The 16 year old who began that list was a teen named Andre Galloway. If you do a search of Google News under his name you will find two stories from the Baltimore sun (Dec 31st March and May 30th) two on Jan 2 2018 one from Fox Baltimore and one from CBS Baltimore and one from WBAL also on May 30th. You won’t find entries from CNN, MSNBC, NBC ABC the NYT or the national CBS site listed. That there were hundreds of such homicides in Baltimore last year that are a source of terror to poor and black neighborhoods is a national disgrace.

But because the source of said terror and murder are drug gangs who are also primarily black and Hispanic this national disgrace is considered a local story and generally ignored by national media because to report on such crime does not advance the agenda of the left and given the debate on a boarder wall might harm said agenda.

And that brings us to Jazmine Barnes a little girl killed in a drive by shooting in Houston.

Now considering that Jazmine Barnes was killed by two black men in a drive by shooting involving gangs you might expect the results of a google news search to be similar to that of young Mr. Galloway, but a search of google news produces results from ABC , USA Today CBS News the Huffington Post , Washington Post, the New York times and so many results from CNN that I went to their site and searched and came up with 25 results as of 2:29 PM Jan 8th

That Jasmine Barnes seven year old life was cut down by a drive by gang related shooting in Houston is rightly considered a horrific disgrace, but what made her murder newsworthy to the national media when Andre Galloway’s was not were the initial reports that witnesses, including her mother wounded in the shooting (ironically a facebook friend of the actual shooter) claimed the shooter was a white man. This allowed the media to declare this a racial crime and all of the usual suspect came out to point to this shooting as emblematic of racism in Trump’s America.

Thus the story became national news, celebrities pontificated and media opined on racial divisions and I think it’s not inaccurate to say that one of the reasons why the perps of this horrible crime were apprehended in such a timely fashion was because of the MSM attention, which we can all agree is a fine thing.

It just so happened that to the MSM’s disappointment said killers didn’t fit the desired meme they were advancing, however as the story was already so heavily promoted nationally the news media could not avoid fact that didn’t work with said meme. I suspect Stacy McCain’s prediction and analysts will prove correct


So the “white killer” angle that made this story a subject of “nationwide attention” was false, and now the media that exploited the death of Jazmine Barnes to gin up a firestorm of racial fear will now drop the story entirely.
Houston ranks 22nd on 
the list of most dangerous cities in America, with 269 homicides in 2017. The top five most dangerous cities:
1. St. Louis
2. Detroit
3. Baltimore
4. Memphis
5. Kansas City
In 2017, those cities reported a combined total of 1,145 homicides. How many of those crimes “captured national attention”? You see the national media do not randomly pick murders as newsworthy. They believed the shooting of Jazmine Barnes might be evidence of a surge of right-wing white supremacist hate crime that they could blame on President Trump and, now that this angle has proven false . . . never mind.

It’s a good thing that justice will be served in the Jazmine Barnes case even if the media as Stacy McCain suggests will hold no further national discussion on the case which will as of this week be demoted to a local crime story of no more national interest than the murder of young Andre Galloway whose crime remains unsolved and whose murder remain unworthy of the attention of the MSM

Unexpectedly of course

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