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When Does Mainstream Media Ignore Murderers?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on January 24, 2011

When does the mainstream media ignore a really lurid murder case involving home invasion and the cold-blooded killings of a nine-year-old girl and her father?

Easy: It’s when the killers are white conservatives and the victims aren’t white:

We’ve been following the [Shawna] Forde case closely from the day it was first reported, in large part because it tells us so much about the mindset and behind-the-scenes operations of would-be border vigilantes.

Indeed, one of the things we look forward most to learning from this trial is the extent to which Minutemen cofounder Jim Gilchrist was involved: there is a considerable likelihood it will turn out he tipped off Forde that federal authorities were looking for her in connection with the murders.

We’re also looking forward to perhaps finally seeing some coverage of the case in the mainstream media — perhaps even Fox News, which has been assiduous in refusing to do so. I have to admit I’m baffled that, in a cable-TV business that prizes riveting audio snippets, it’s gotten so little attention elsewhere.

But then, this case always cut against everyone’s favorite “neighborhood watch” narrative. It’s about time we laid that one to rest for good.

Of course, this was enough to roust Jim Gilchrist from under his metaphorical rock to make a bogosity-laced statement, which David Neiwert promptly shot down.

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