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Dallas Shooting - reporting observation: 7/8/2016 11:56:07

[REGL] Pooh 
Level 60
More awful violence last night in Dallas. But I noticed one very distinct difference in the reporting of this story than other reports of violence involving police.

Every time an officer shoots a civilian it is reported as: "(Race) Officer shoots (race) Civilian"

However, in this story when the roles are reversed, the races of the shooters and victims are not reported.

I've heard one reason to report race in my first example is that the statistics of white officers shooting black men makes it a story in and of itself. However, this seems like it is baiting a race war to report the race when officers shoot civilians.

So, some ideas on why race is not mentioned yet:

-too soon? But that doesn't matter when the story matches the narrative of a war on blacks.

-shooters were white? That would be interesting.

-police haven't released identities? But there were a lot of other witnesses.

Closing Note: please don't let this devolve into a race bashing post. I'm simply wondering why the media reports violence the way it does. Any violence is wrong, regardless of the races involved.

Edited 7/8/2016 11:59:57
Dallas Shooting - reporting observation: 7/8/2016 11:59:47

Level 35
Because the Democrat loving madia wants blacks to feel "unpriviliged" so that they are more likely to go and vote for Democratic candidates.
Dallas Shooting - reporting observation: 7/8/2016 12:06:28

[REGL] Pooh 
Level 60
But according to Fox "News", the races are not discussed in the Dallas violence, and they partially break script when giving background:

"The protesters had gathered after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. That, too, was captured on a cellphone video."

The first example describing violence between officers and name, and the second between name and two race officers.
Dallas Shooting - reporting observation: 7/8/2016 12:13:06

Major General Smedley Butler
Level 51
Dallas is a good borough, sad to see this happen there.
Dallas Shooting - reporting observation: 7/8/2016 12:14:51

Level 35
Is Alton Sterling black?

Also, I don't think that Fox News is really any more dependable that MSNBC ABC CBS NBC or any other trashy left (for America) news station.

RT. Russian Today. There's where ya wanna get the really important news.
Dallas Shooting - reporting observation: 7/8/2016 12:45:19

Level 57
I live near Dallas and have family about 2 blocks from the shooting. As from what they could see and hear, it was very intense and went on a long time, the whole ordeal. Really a shame that this happened.

Edited 7/8/2016 12:45:45
Dallas Shooting - reporting observation: 7/8/2016 14:15:42

Level 56
Alright, first off, this is a shame for Dallas and Dallas Police. However, i cannot stand the fact that 5 people died(which is sad) and gets top headlines on news yet in Chicago, over 60 people are shot each weekend...June had the highest its ever had, in deaths and injuries. Most of which are kids. Which makes it worst. Again Im not hating on Dallas or Orlando or anything. I just wanted to point this out.
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