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Why isn’t the media covering the killing of an unarmed white youth by a black police officer?


The case of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer, continues to make headlines weeks after the incident sparked riots and outrage in Ferguson, Missouri, and prompted a national debate.

Meanwhile, the case of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed, white 20-year-old shot and killed by a black policeman outside a 7-Eleven in Utah has received virtually no media coverage beyond local news reports.

The negligible coverage of the Taylor case by the mainstream media prompted many conservative critics to address the racial double standard. The Washington Times reports: “Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh blamed the discrepancy between the two cases on ‘the liberal world view’ that portrays whites as oppressors and blacks as victims.”

The Times noted that CNN news host Jake Tapper acknowledged the discrepancy between the two cases, and noted that “the press often undercovers such topics as inner-city violence and the high rates of black-on-black crime.”

According to Tapper, though, the Brown case is more newsworthy because of the national reaction it sparked, though some question whether the excessive media coverage of the violent protests actually served to fuel them.

– – Teresa Mull

WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives, voting along sharply drawn party lines, passed a measure Friday to keep the government funded through mid-December but eliminate funding for the new federal health law, setting the stage for a series of high-stakes negotiations with the Senate over debt and spending.

By 230-189, the Republican-led House passed a plan that would temporarily avoid a partial government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. Only two Democrats voted for the measure, and one Republican voted against it.

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Meanwhile, CNN is reporting that the House voted to Defund ObamaCare…. Ok, it’s a half truth!

from American Spectator:

A number of readers have either posted in the comment section beneath my piece on The Candy Crowley Tipping Point or written to me about this exchange from the debate the other night. (The controversial part in bold.)

Romney: I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the President 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

Obama: Get the transcript.

Crowley: He did, in fact, sir. So let me call it an act of terror in the Rose Garden. He used the word–

Obama: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Applause.)

Crowley: He did call it an act of terror. It did, as well, take–it did, as well, take two weeks or so for the whole idea of there being a riot out there about this tape to come out. You are correct about that. (Applause.)

In other words, the question is being raised as to why, of all the material Crowley could possibly have had in front of her that night, Candy Crowley had the transcript from the Rose Garden Benghazi statement — and Obama seemed to know that. Did she actually have the transcript right there? Did the President know that ahead of time? Or was she recalling what she (mistakenly) thought she knew from memory?

for full article:

Despite the ongoing questioning of “who knew what and when” and ” who sent Ambassador Rice out to call the Banghazi attacks the result spontaneous riots because of the Youtube video”, in last night’s debate, president Obama cited his Rose Garden speech to say he called the attacks “terrorism” from the start.

But are the spinmasters making parsing words. In the early part of his text in the Rose Garden on September 12th, the President mentions our freedom of religion and speech, but that we do not approve of those who denigrate other religions, which was a clear reference to the YouTube video that the administration has used as their cover tool for the uprisings in the Mideast. Toward the end of his address, he then states that “no act of terror” will lessen the resolve of this great Nation.

So did Obama call the Benghazi attacks an act of terrorism? If he did, WHY did he then go on The View and Letterman, as well as address the UN, all with remarks that blamed the video, and did not use the term terrorism? Why did Ambassador Rice go on FIVE Sunday talk shows and discuss the “spontaneous riots” over a “video”, instead of saying an “act of terrorism”? To say the comments were based on the intelligence reports at hand is unconscionable, given the fact that the State Department has testified that from Day One, they knew that the consulate had been attacked.

There are so many unanswered questions, and the President will “get to the bottom of it”…… after the Election.

CNN Report: White House Chose To Leave Out Key Intelligence From Benghazi Attack

See video.

    and because its PRIVATE PROPERTY, they do not need a permit from the City.

Occupy Wall Street protesters have set up an urban campground.

Ironically, the protesters don’t need a city permit to occupy private property. And so far, while the police have maintained a strong presence in the area, they have yet to try to remove the protesters. Brookfield, the NYPD and the office of Mayor Bloomberg have all declined to comment on exactly how things at Zuccotti Park are being handled.

“The good news,” according to Christopher Dunn, the associate legal director of New York Civil Liberties Union, “is that the police are taking a pretty accommodating approach to the park itself, and that has help avoid confrontation this far.”

What Brookfield has said is that the park rules are clearly posted. They ban tents or other structures, as well as the placement of tarps, sleeping bags or other coverings on the property.

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     Last night, Ed Schultz from MSNBC commented that the “Occupy Wall Street” phenomenon is true grassroots, a true example of Democracy in action, and then went on to highlight the Tea Party movement as corporate driven, sponsored by FOXNews.

     The question is, with the unions financing the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, why is this protest newsworthy, while the Tea Party marches on DC and other places were dismissed as nothing?