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Interesting Where is the Media Coverage for the Newsome/Christian Murders.
Snopes ^ | 5/5/2007 | NA

Posted on 05/15/2007 10:49:49 AM PDT by Independentamerican

Origins: On 6 January 2007, Knoxville, Tennessee, residents Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23, and Channon Christian, 21, went out for a dinner date at a local restaurant, then headed to a friend's house to watch a movie. They never came back.

When the couple had failed to return by the following morning, their parents notified police. Christopher Newsom's body was found near some railroad tracks in East Knoxville that afternoon, but Channon Christian remained missing. A trace run on Channon's cell phone helped authorities locate her abandoned vehicle the next day, and fingerprints raised from an envelope inside the automobile led police to the residence of 25-year-old Lemaricus Devall "Slim" Davidson, where they discovered Channon's body wrapped in a blanket.

The details of the crime as they emerged in the press were horrific. Carjackers had taken Channon's vehicle at gunpoint, bound and blindfolded the couple, and transported them to Davidson's residence. At that location, Christopher was raped (in front of Channon) by multiple assailants. His private was cut off, he was shot multiple times, his body was set on fire, and, finally, his corpse was taken away and dumped alongside railroad tracks.

(Excerpt) Read more at snopes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: carjack; christian; christiannewsom; gangrape; knoxville; mutilation; newsom
Where is the Media ? I just heard about it yesterday and now today 2 other radio stations were discussing this heinous crime.
1 posted on 05/15/2007 10:49:51 AM PDT by Independentamerican
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To: Independentamerican

were the killers part of a protected class?


2 posted on 05/15/2007 10:53:15 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Independentamerican

It is disgusting isn’t it? I can barely read the details, it is that horrific.


3 posted on 05/15/2007 10:53:37 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delenda sunt publicii scholae)
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To: Independentamerican

Many have claimed this is proof of a race-based bias in our media where black-on-white, even when horrific, is not reported or considered as terrible as the reverse.

The media rushed to cover the Duke Lacrosse case, but have ignored this, for instance.

One other factor may simply be that this is so horrible it is actually sickening to talk about or listen to the deatils of.


4 posted on 05/15/2007 10:54:16 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Independentamerican

There won’t be any.


5 posted on 05/15/2007 10:55:25 AM PDT by holfen123
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To: Independentamerican
Horrific black on white crime - you will never hear about...
6 posted on 05/15/2007 10:55:40 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Independentamerican
The fabricated rape of a black woman by three white college students is simply more newsworthy than the very real rape, torture and murder of a white man and a white woman by five black criminals.
7 posted on 05/15/2007 10:56:19 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Independentamerican

So what is the problem, it is a black on white crime and that makes it ok.


8 posted on 05/15/2007 10:57:36 AM PDT by Rogle
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To: Independentamerican
Unbelievable!

And some argue there shouldn’t be a death penalty!

9 posted on 05/15/2007 10:57:53 AM PDT by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: Independentamerican

The filthy animals that commited this horror don’t deserve a trial or another breath of air.


10 posted on 05/15/2007 11:01:54 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("Somethings got to go, either me or that wallpaper.." last words, Oscar Wilde)
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To: Independentamerican; All
Click Here For Story
The Victims

Click Here
The Killers

11 posted on 05/15/2007 11:02:00 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Independentamerican

wtf


12 posted on 05/15/2007 11:05:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Rogle

I just wonder where is Nancy Grace? The show I was listening to is called the Ed Norris show and he mentioned that he heard something about this story but did not believe it due to the lack of media coverage. He stated it seems like it is a cover up because about 1/2 of the links he tried on the web to get information regarding this murder don’t work. I am just shocked that there was no media coverage regarding such a terrible crime. How in the world do you get 5 people together that would be willing to go along with any of this ?


13 posted on 05/15/2007 11:07:09 AM PDT by Independentamerican (Independent Senior at the University of MD)
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To: Independentamerican

Look for the Wichita Massacre in the archives here, and see a similar situation.


14 posted on 05/15/2007 11:11:24 AM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer Of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: Independentamerican

Black thugs “murdering” white folks versus a white idiot “dissing” black basketball players....Nothing to see here folks! Now move along...


15 posted on 05/15/2007 11:17:03 AM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: Corporate Law; Independentamerican; All
Look for the Wichita Massacre in the archives here, and see a similar situation.

Yep. I remember that too.

Link to: The Wichita Massacre Thread.

Link to: Archive Threads


16 posted on 05/15/2007 11:29:26 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Sundog

Ping for brutal murder


17 posted on 05/15/2007 11:30:19 AM PDT by Sundog (envision whirled peas.)
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To: Independentamerican
Here is the eariler thread. Almost four hours old, so the mods won't have a problem leaving this one up.

National Media's Refusal to Cover White Couple's Murder Suggests PC at Work

18 posted on 05/15/2007 11:32:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: Independentamerican

I wanted to add - go to that thread for more comments.


19 posted on 05/15/2007 11:33:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Guns don't kill people. None of my guns ever left the house at night and killed anyone.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thanks


20 posted on 05/15/2007 11:40:38 AM PDT by Independentamerican (Independent Senior at the University of MD)
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To: Independentamerican

Absolutely disgusting - Everyone should write a letter to their local papers...


21 posted on 05/15/2007 11:41:09 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Independentamerican

The snopes editorial comment was particularly insipid, it is one thing to say “fact” it is quiet another to then excuse the very essence of what was being “fact checked”.

Mainly that the national media did scant reporting on the story, to say “Gee, there are alot of murders” as the reason why this didn’t receive any practicable attention is nonsense and below their standards.


22 posted on 05/15/2007 12:03:23 PM PDT by padre35 (we are surrounded that simplifies things-Chesty Puller)
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To: wideawake
"The fabricated rape of a black woman by three white college students is simply more newsworthy than the very real rape, torture and murder of a white man and a white woman by five black criminals."

I wonder if anyone in the news business could look you in the eye and deny that?
23 posted on 05/15/2007 12:19:56 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: TruthConquers
It is disgusting isn’t it? I can barely read the details, it is that horrific.

it left me sickened to read the details. What they went through is very difficult to ponder. My heart truly ached at their suffering. The subhumans that did this should forfeit their lives.

24 posted on 05/15/2007 12:21:21 PM PDT by sand88 (q)
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To: Corporate Law; Independentamerican
'Wichita Horror' trial to begin
25 posted on 05/15/2007 12:21:52 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: All

Knox Blacks Celebrate Carjacking Rapists in ‘Party’

“We’re celebrating underprivileged Knoxville blacks who victimize privileged Knoxville whites,” he added.

http://www.nowpublic.com/knox_blacks_celebrate_carjacking_rapists_in_party


26 posted on 05/15/2007 12:46:01 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Lee Heggy123

I agree with you 100%. These were savages that mutilated butchered and murdered the white boy and the white girl. I read the article Snopes.com. They worked on the girl for four days before they finally killed her. O’Reilly, Lew Dobbs and Glenn Beck don’t have the intestinal fortitude to touch this story.


27 posted on 05/15/2007 12:52:00 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!!!)
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To: Independentamerican

Remember boys & girls - only white, Christian, men commit hate crimes. Everything else is just regular crime.


28 posted on 05/15/2007 12:53:28 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

OK


29 posted on 05/15/2007 2:15:12 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!!!)
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To: Independentamerican
just wonder where is Nancy Grace

programmed like a robot

30 posted on 05/15/2007 2:18:33 PM PDT by alrea
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To: TruthConquers

Amen, God rest their souls.


31 posted on 05/15/2007 4:30:53 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!!!)
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To: Baynative

Ping


32 posted on 05/15/2007 4:35:58 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Hunter/Thompson or Thompson/Hunter '08_Either way suits me just fine!)
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To: Independentamerican

Here’s a link for some of the initial news stories: http://www.volunteertv.com/special


33 posted on 05/16/2007 5:29:31 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: DevSix

I’ll send a copy to my lib paper.


34 posted on 05/16/2007 6:10:49 AM PDT by Plains Drifter (I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!!!)
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To: Independentamerican

Media sure has been silent.


35 posted on 05/16/2007 6:15:26 AM PDT by Dante3
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Michelle Malkin and Hot Air pick up this story. Thanks Michelle!

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/05/16/a-horror-story-the-msm-wont-tell/


36 posted on 05/16/2007 10:25:42 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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