Skip to comments.The Tampa Tribune has ceased reporting on fatal accidents and criminal activity. What's going on?
Posted on 08/04/2012 9:01:58 AM PDT by 4Runner
Over the past week I have noticed a startling and complete absence of reporting in The Tampa Tribune on any local automobile accidents, criminal activity, thefts, break-ins, prostitution, etc. In short, any unlawful and illegal activity which historically has been a large percentage of the reporting at The Tampa Tribune suddenly has been stricken from the paper. I know for a fact of one incident involving the Tampa shooting death of a man by his son, which occurred earlier this week, because I work with a man who lives next door to the house in which the murder took place. He couldn't get to his house there were so many Sheriff's Deputy vehicles on his street. Also there was a serious automobile accident in our immediate neighborhood where a drunk or drugged driver hit a power transformer with his vehicle, knocking out power to several subdivisions for hours last Thursday night. The driver died immediately from electrocution. But not a word of these two events or any others has appeared in the Tribune. If you read the paper the sanitizing efforts are glaringly obvious. It's gone totally vanilla. But the reason isn't clear. Has an editorial decision been made to stop publicizing the illegalities and misdeeds of minorities, since it is overwhelmingly these populations who are represented in the statistics of who commits these actions? Or does this censoring have something to do with preparation for the Republican Party convention?
I asked them if there were any feathers at the crash because some guardian angels got roughed up protecting them. Honest!
Most of my life, I was uncomfortable with the concept. As I’ve gotten older and seen all the things that do happen to people, it astonishes me that freaky bad things don’t happen more often. Yet , if some accident, like going to a Batman movie on a Friday night, doesn’t happen at that one unique moment, any one of those who became a casualty that night, statistically, lives to a ripe old age. Even on the battle field, “one is taken,” the others left to tell stories to their grandchildren. How can mayhem so random and varied be restrained ? It seems to me only by direct intervention, or as the colonials called it, the “interpolations of providence.”
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