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Critics say news media ignoring Knoxville couple slaying
AP ^ | May 18, 2007

Posted on 05/18/2007 7:03:31 AM PDT by eyedigress

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bloggers and media critics are complaining that the national media has ignored the rape and murder of a young Knoxville couple because of the racial implications of the story.

Channon Christian, a 21-year-old University of Tennessee student, and her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, were raped, tortured and killed in January. Separate trial dates were set Thursday for four people charged in the slayings.

Online critics have angrily insisted that reporters are ignoring the story because the victims are white and the defendants are black.

"I am not going to call it reverse racism," said country singer Charlie Daniels, who has written on his Web page about how little he has heard of the case in Nashville, about 150 miles west of Knoxville. "But I will say it is very selective (journalism).

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: carjack; christian; christiannewsom; gangrape; hatecrime; knoxville; newsom; racism
This story is receiveing very little press. Where are Greta, Paula, Nancy, And Jerry Rivers at on this one.

For more on the details.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1835327/posts

1 posted on 05/18/2007 7:03:34 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

The media is suppressing this story.

We live in an age of stunning double standards.


2 posted on 05/18/2007 7:11:42 AM PDT by AIM-54
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To: eyedigress

Why should the media cover this? After all, this is a real story. AKA boring

The media only wants to cover and promote sensational fake stories. That’s where the real money is.

Nation guard memos, Duke LAX, Global Warming, etc...

Fiction has a much better bottom line.


3 posted on 05/18/2007 7:13:40 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: eyedigress
"But I can't say that this one would have had any more coverage if five whites had been accused of doing these things to two blacks, absent a blatant racial motive," he said. "As bad as this crime is, the apparent absence of any interest group involvement or any other 'angle' might also explain the lack of coverage."

Next delusion, please.

4 posted on 05/18/2007 7:16:35 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: AIM-54; HEY4QDEMS

5 posted on 05/18/2007 7:17:24 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

The national media *is* purposefully ignoring this case, but it’s not reverse-racism. It’s racism.

Fletcher J


6 posted on 05/18/2007 7:17:45 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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To: AIM-54

‘Stunning’ is referenced to double standards in society is like expressing gas mileage for vehicles in micro liters per angstrom.


7 posted on 05/18/2007 7:19:14 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: freespirited
the apparent absence of any interest group

Oh..Like a LaCrosse team maybe.

8 posted on 05/18/2007 7:19:23 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

Happily Bill Hemmer just ran a segment on this on FOX news.


9 posted on 05/18/2007 7:20:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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More details:

"proceeded to sodomize Chris Newsom in front of Channon before they emasculated him and shot him in the head. He was then “bound and his body wrapped up in bedding and set afire,” prior to being “discarded like trash along nearby railroad tracks.”

According to Vanessa Coleman, after they tired of torturing and raping Channon, the men urinated on her, and poured “cleaning chemicals” into her mouth and down her throat in an effort to destroy the physical evidence they had left behind. They then inexplicably cut off her breasts, dismembered her body and threw it in a trash can at the residence.



This story merits national attention.

10 posted on 05/18/2007 7:22:18 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

I think it’s pretty obvious why.
The media want everyone to think that whites are racist, and that they murder, rape and plunder non-whites.
When an incident happens that conflicts with their agenda, they suppress it.


11 posted on 05/18/2007 7:22:33 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (free press: not anymore, now that the left is in c ontrol)
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To: eyedigress
"Ted Gest, president of the Criminal Justice Journalists group, a national organization of journalists who cover crime, court and prison beats, said interracial crime tends to get more coverage than when the criminal and victim are of the same race."

Note this brilliant journalist. Interracial crime...criminal and victim are of the same race. Hmmmm, his own statement underscores his stupidity and, of course, hypocrisy.

12 posted on 05/18/2007 7:22:38 AM PDT by magoo70804
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To: eyedigress

Just like the Charles-Rust Tierney case (ACLU president with child torture porn - what, you didn’t hear about that?), the media does not report it because it does nothing good for their agenda.


13 posted on 05/18/2007 7:25:46 AM PDT by M203M4 (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: eyedigress

The DBM with it’s “selective” journalism is driving the growth of forums such as FR. We tell the truth here.


14 posted on 05/18/2007 7:27:39 AM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: eyedigress

This is true evil. The media don’t want you to believe there is true evil in the world. These scum should be hung today.


15 posted on 05/18/2007 7:27:51 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t have access to TV right now, but thankfully at least one national outlet covered it. If only these beasts had been on a LaCrosse team.


16 posted on 05/18/2007 7:30:10 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress
This story merits national attention.

Condolences to Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian's family and friends.

Sheesh

17 posted on 05/18/2007 7:31:16 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: eyedigress

No biggie. The DBM was able to ignore a similar story in 2001 in Wichita, Kansas. The only big difference in the stories is that the Wichita incident had more than two victims.


19 posted on 05/18/2007 7:36:28 AM PDT by Free State Four
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Eric DeWayne E Boyd
Lamaricus "Slim" Davidson
George "Detroit" Thomas
Letalvis "Rome" Cobbins
Vanessa Lynn Coleman
20 posted on 05/18/2007 7:39:34 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: arbooz

My keyword says “Racism”. Those are Charlie’s words.


21 posted on 05/18/2007 7:40:37 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: magoo70804

Read it again...

” ...said interracial crime tends to get more coverage THAN when the criminal and victim are of the same race.” (emphasis mine).

The journalist and Ted Gest may or may not be stupid and hypocritical, but his phrasing here is correct.

The original Mr Magoo sometimes misread things too. :)


22 posted on 05/18/2007 7:41:36 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (Conservatives want to destroy terrorism. Liberals want to destroy conservatives.)
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To: eyedigress
Online critics have angrily insisted that reporters are ignoring the story because the victims are white and the defendants are black.

Is all very simple. Black on White crime = Dog bites Man. White on Black crime = Man bites Dog.

That is why the "Duke Rape Case" made such headlines.

23 posted on 05/18/2007 7:45:15 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Withhold Taxes - Starve a Liberal)
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To: AIM-54

>We live in an age of stunning double standards.<

We live in an age where Evil presides, and there are no standards.


24 posted on 05/18/2007 7:49:25 AM PDT by Paperdoll (GO DUNCAN HUNTER!)
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To: eyedigress
Ted Gest . . . said . . . "But I can't say that this one would have had any more coverage if five whites had been accused of doing these things to two blacks, absent a blatant racial motive," he said. "As bad as this crime is, the apparent absence of any interest group involvement or any other 'angle' might also explain the lack of coverage."

Liar.

25 posted on 05/18/2007 7:58:40 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: eyedigress

Unbelievably sad.


26 posted on 05/18/2007 8:08:07 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: SengirV

The lack of coverage makes me angry. My prayers are with the families.


27 posted on 05/18/2007 8:14:31 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

I emailed O’Reilly about this many weeks ago since he is so sensitive to “hate” crimes and atrocities against blacks. Oh, and Court TV must be encouraged/forced to carry this trial.


28 posted on 05/18/2007 9:19:49 AM PDT by Bronzy ( Vote Republican for smaller government and lower taxes...ah haaaa)
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To: Free State Four

More than two victims...and a survivor.


29 posted on 05/18/2007 9:23:54 AM PDT by Bronzy ( Vote Republican for smaller government and lower taxes...ah haaaa)
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To: Bronzy

Are you a part of his premium members audience? Sometimes I think that is all he listens to.


30 posted on 05/18/2007 9:36:00 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress

This was all over FoxNews this morning. They had the pictures of the suspects and a discussion about whether or not this should be a “hate” crime.


31 posted on 05/18/2007 9:37:56 AM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: AUsome Joy

Good. I don’t have TV access during the day and did not see it at their web site.


32 posted on 05/18/2007 9:43:43 AM PDT by eyedigress
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and a survivor.

Yeah. I can't imagine the hell she experiences in her head after surviving that nightmare.

33 posted on 05/18/2007 10:05:54 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: eyedigress

No. Just used the FOX link.


34 posted on 05/18/2007 10:08:06 AM PDT by Bronzy ( Vote Republican for smaller government and lower taxes...ah haaaa)
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To: eyedigress

On their show this morning, Quinn and Rose said that a source inside law enforcement told them one of the accusers is Muslim.


35 posted on 05/18/2007 10:15:08 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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That’s a new one. Thanks


36 posted on 05/18/2007 10:25:18 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress
Here is an interesting website with good facts & figures about several cases that demonstrates the issue with the MSM.

http://www.sullivan-county.com/wcva/liberal_racism.htm

37 posted on 05/18/2007 10:30:25 AM PDT by LM_Guy
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To: magoo70804

LOL

Good catch. That idiocy blew right past me.


38 posted on 05/18/2007 11:00:05 AM PDT by gcruse
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These folks are representatives of lot of the blacks in this country - they hate whites and feel whites are the source of their problems — make no mistake these are savages and deserve the worst possible death penalty possible. Look at those eyes!!!!


39 posted on 05/19/2007 1:56:56 PM PDT by jayadams
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To: jayadams

A lot of people don’t realize killers like that are all over the place. This is not a safe country.


40 posted on 05/19/2007 2:16:03 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: eyedigress

Theey are and will continue to do so.


41 posted on 05/19/2007 2:20:20 PM PDT by sport
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To: Bronzy

Michelle Malkin was sitting in for Bill tonight and did a segment on this story.


42 posted on 05/22/2007 5:54:09 PM PDT by oldvike
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To: eyedigress

If a Black couple had been tortured butchered this way by five whites the outrage would have been massive and worldwide. It would definitely be called a hate crime.

It would be on the front page of the NYTimes for days. It would have gotten a five page treatment in Time Magazine with an abundance of soul searching


43 posted on 05/22/2007 6:01:36 PM PDT by dennisw ("Libertarianism is applied autism" - Steve Sailer)
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