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National Media's Refusal to Cover White Couple's Murder (snopes confirms)
Snopes ^ | May 2007 | Plus Matthew Sheffield

Posted on 12/15/2007 12:46:58 PM PST by restornu

OK, so let's create a level playing field here. I have not even heard of this on CBS, ABC, NBC or any of the cable news services, even FOX NEWS. OR in any of the Newsrags or other publications. Read this and weep.

Bet you $20 you did not hear this on the national news.

The animals pictured below car-jacked, then raped Christopher Newsom, cut off his penis, then set him on fire and fatally shot him several times while they forced his girlfriend, Channon Christian, to watch. An even more cruel fate awaited her!

Channon Christian, was beaten and gang-raped in many ways for four days by all of them, while they took turns urinating on her. Then they cut off her breast and put chemicals in her mouth ... and then murdered her.

Where be the Revs Al and Jesse? Are they providing counsel and help to the families of the victims?

Of course not - the victims were white

Why hasn't this received National coverage by the news media like the Duke "rape" case?

Oh, that's right - the victims were white

Why hasn't the NAACP, ACLU, New York Times etc, called for an investigation?

Must be cause the victims were white

Why hasn't the FBI been called in to investigate this as a hate crime?
Oh, that's right - the victims were white.


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christophernewsom; knoxvillehorror; knoxvillemurders; mediasrefusal; newsblackout; pressembargo; publicsrightoknow; selfcensorship; snops
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National Media's Refusal to Cover White Couple's Murder Suggests PC at Work

By Matthew Sheffield | May 15, 2007 - 08:16 ET The sudden force that the liberal press brought to bear on the falsely accused Duke lacrosse team has been curiously absent on a much more grisly crime committed against a white couple by a group of black youths.

I saw this first on newsbusters.org and verified it on Snops

1 posted on 12/15/2007 12:47:01 PM PST by restornu
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To: restornu

Is Snops like Snopes?


2 posted on 12/15/2007 12:48:56 PM PST by BipolarBob (I've been stung by honey bees and bumblebees. I don't want no huckle bee.)
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To: BipolarBob

I spell it Schnapps


3 posted on 12/15/2007 12:49:21 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: restornu

What is this “Snops” you’re taking about”


4 posted on 12/15/2007 12:51:21 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: al baby; Auntbee; BJClinton; Dashing Dasher; dfwddr; exile; feinswinesuksass; Finger Monkey; ...
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"Tard" refers to the ping list members and not to the subject of the thread!


5 posted on 12/15/2007 12:52:42 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: restornu

Is there any good reason why this was not on national news? I can’t think of one.


6 posted on 12/15/2007 12:53:31 PM PST by Martins kid
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To: restornu

Horrible!! Sounds like these scumbags must’ve studied terrorists’ torture techniques. Too bad they can’t be brought to the woods and just plain shot! Uh—Jesse, Al??? Anyone, anyone? Oh, that’s right, Frick and Frack are too busy going to places like Jena, La. and defending black kids with criminal records. Trashing up a small town with water bottles and food wrappers provided by the Red Cross, no less.


7 posted on 12/15/2007 12:55:10 PM PST by fishergirl (My warrior, my soldier, my hero - my son. God bless our troops!)
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To: restornu

Like I’ve been saying... The only justice is vigilante justice.


8 posted on 12/15/2007 12:56:02 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: restornu

WHERE IS THE SUCK UP LIBERAL MEDIA? WHERE IS AL SHARPTON OR JESSE JACKSON? COWARDS ALL OF THEM! HYPOCRITES ALL OF THEM! I SAY WE BOYCOTT EVERY STATION AND THIER SPONSORS FOR THIS ACT OF COWARDESS! This shows you who’s side they are on. and we, the suckers continue to watch thier despicable programing and patronize thier sponsors. We are the fools!


9 posted on 12/15/2007 12:56:08 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: restornu

If I’m not mistaken the prosecutor in this case is not going to charge the defendants with a hate crime charge because they were friends with some white people.


10 posted on 12/15/2007 12:56:37 PM PST by hodaka (')
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I’ll have Snops brand Schnapps, please. :)


11 posted on 12/15/2007 12:57:27 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Martins kid

I’ve been following this for months. Je$$e Jack$on has been busy with more important items. He can’t pad his pocket with this terrible crime - it’s real.


12 posted on 12/15/2007 12:57:51 PM PST by Loud Mime (Hell on Earth: Clinton here, Putin there)
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To: restornu

Words fail.....


13 posted on 12/15/2007 12:58:14 PM PST by Gator113
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To: restornu

There were about 4 or 5 copies of this post back in May

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1833876/posts


14 posted on 12/15/2007 12:59:14 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: restornu

It won’t get reported, because there weren’t any tapes to destroy and by the way just look at those white kids! ! Do they or don’t they look suspicious.... just who wears a baseball cap that way and look at her hair it ain’t got no weave, she must be an odd ball.(/s). In all seriousness, if these ‘’people’’ are found guilty, they should be water boarded for an hour at least each day till they get to meet the devil


15 posted on 12/15/2007 12:59:33 PM PST by shadeaud
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To: restornu
More media blackout. Doesn’t fit the socialist agenda.
16 posted on 12/15/2007 1:00:01 PM PST by Earthdweller (The elite media, buddies of Romney F Kerry and the socialist march to China.)
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To: BipolarBob; EveningStar; All

Don’t focus on the article, shoot the dyslexic messenger!

After all these earys I thought you know by now, I am crushed you still don’t recognized em!

You are welcome!:)


17 posted on 12/15/2007 1:00:27 PM PST by restornu (Harry Reid is going to get Daschled! You're on your own, Harry!)
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To: restornu

I recall that this murder was covered by the media. I have seen these photos before.

Here is one article:

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/05/22/horror-in-knoxville-update-victims-families-speak/

From:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom

George Geovonni “Detroit” Thomas, 27, faces a total of 46 charges. Thomas was indicted on 16 counts of felony murder growing out of the rape, robbery, kidnapping, and theft of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts of premeditated murder, 2 counts of especially aggravated robbery, 4 counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, 20 counts of aggravated rape, and 2 counts of theft.

Lemaricus Devall “Slim” Davidson, 25, (b. June 13, 1981) faces the same 46 charges as Thomas. Davidson had also completed serving a five-year sentence in Tennessee on a previous felony conviction for carjacking and aggravated robbery on August 5, 2006.

Letalvis “Rome” Cobbins, 24, (b. December 20, 1982) also faces the same 46 charges as Thomas. In 2003, Cobbins was convicted of third-degree attempted robbery in New York state. He and Davidson are brothers.

Vanessa Coleman, 18, was arrested by police in Lebanon, Kentucky. She faces 40 Tennessee state charges. Coleman was indicted on 12 counts of felony murder growing out of the rape, robbery, kidnapping, and theft of Christian and Newsom, 1 count of premeditated murder (of Christian only), 1 count of especially aggravated robbery (of Newsom only), 4 counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, 20 counts of aggravated rape, and 2 counts of theft.

Further, Eric DeWayne “E” Boyd, 34, was arrested in connection with the fatal carjacking, though not indicted by the Knox County grand jury. Still, Boyd is charged in federal court as an accessory after the fact for helping the suspects evade the police. Later, Boyd was accused by Thomas and Cobbins of rape and murder, and a search warrant was obtained for his DNA. The accusations have not resulted in charges.

The four suspects indicted in Knox County will be tried separately, at trials scheduled between May and August of 2008. Davidson has also been indicted for a second robbery which was committed after the murders. District Attorney Randy Nichols announced in December of 2007 that the state would be seeking the death penalty for Cobbins if convicted.


18 posted on 12/15/2007 1:01:20 PM PST by i_dont_chat (Your choice if you take offense.)
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To: i_dont_chat

Boycott the lying MSM. They are nothing but a propaganda outlet for the DNC and ACLU.


19 posted on 12/15/2007 1:02:54 PM PST by kjo
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To: restornu

I make typos all the time. :)


20 posted on 12/15/2007 1:03:09 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: restornu

I’m pretty darn sure that I saw this story on FoxNews since that is the only TV news that I watch and I have seen coverage of the story. Granted, there was not wall-to-wall-Natalee-Holloway-type coverage, but the story was reported. There is not a great wail of outrage because every time something happens to white folks, we are not out in the street marching and shouting ‘no justice no peace’. If we did, it would probably get some coverage.


21 posted on 12/15/2007 1:04:14 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: restornu

The libs have made it a hate crime to dislike a black.....if for some reason and more often than not per media info you choose too your a racist Me I hate(sorry sister Eleanor Marie),these black bastards....


22 posted on 12/15/2007 1:04:26 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Earthdweller

Good term”black out”


23 posted on 12/15/2007 1:05:30 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: i_dont_chat

You mean our media but not the nation media that most of America sees.


24 posted on 12/15/2007 1:06:50 PM PST by restornu (Harry Reid is going to get Daschled! You're on your own, Harry!)
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To: restornu

wasn’t this the Knoxville murders? I did read about it in several media venues


25 posted on 12/15/2007 1:07:17 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: EveningStar
I make typos all the time. :)

 

Do you use a sourdough starter?

26 posted on 12/15/2007 1:08:54 PM PST by Fintan
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To: restornu

http://www.metropulse.com/articles/2007/17_14/editorial.shtml

People who think this needs to be trumpeted far and wide.

I made a point of making fun of them personally, and enjoyed it immensely. There are few lolcows more worthy of milking than overweight, out of work Klan wannabes from New Jersey.

They left after an hour or two of looking like retards and being ignored by everyone except the hecklers.


27 posted on 12/15/2007 1:10:19 PM PST by Constantine XIII (Anonymous doesn't forget)
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To: t1b8zs

dur hur hur, clever.


28 posted on 12/15/2007 1:11:10 PM PST by Constantine XIII (Anonymous doesn't forget)
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To: restornu

Burn them alive!


29 posted on 12/15/2007 1:12:09 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Martins kid

I think there is a good reason this story is not on national news-it would exacerbate already existing racial tensions and allow nuts on the lunatic white racist fringe to come out of the closet and blast blacks as a group.
Same reason why I am not in favor of all the hype about the Jena Six and related cases that give the Left and agitators like Sharpton and Jackson fuel to stir up discontent among blacks.
The suspects in this case in Tennesseee deserve a quick trip to the electic chair if convicted.NOT because their victims were white,however.They should get the same sentence if their victims had been two shady crack fiends or two illegal aliens.


30 posted on 12/15/2007 1:13:15 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: restornu

BTTT


31 posted on 12/15/2007 1:14:53 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: t1b8zs
The blacks I know think this is disgusting. It’s our own white liberal media who are prejudice against whites. There..I said it. And if the media could say that I'm a racist against the media...they would say that as well.
32 posted on 12/15/2007 1:15:16 PM PST by Earthdweller (The elite media, buddies of Romney F Kerry and the socialist march to China.)
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To: RDTF
It did get some coverage, largely in response to criticism that the media went crazy with massive coverage of the Duke rape allegations, but ignored crimes such as the Knoxville murders. To "prove" that they really, really do cover black-on-white crimes, some media outlets ran a few stories on the Knoxville murders.

But it really only got about as much coverage as the discovery of a noose would get, or an anti-black racial slur found on the inside of a bathroom stall would get. Once they ran a couple of stories on the Knoxville horror, it was back to PC business as usual.

33 posted on 12/15/2007 1:17:05 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: restornu
christophernewsom victim name keyword search
34 posted on 12/15/2007 1:18:30 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Riverman94610

BS...it’s a dicusting story and it would have made excellant bloody news for the media vultures. The media is a political arm. Why do people not get this yet?


35 posted on 12/15/2007 1:18:52 PM PST by Earthdweller (The elite media, buddies of Romney F Kerry and the socialist march to China.)
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To: Earthdweller

goot point


36 posted on 12/15/2007 1:19:43 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: miliantnutcase

Then Hang them


37 posted on 12/15/2007 1:20:38 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: i_dont_chat
you claim this WAS covered b y the MEDIA - and then can only come up with Michelle Malkins blog and wikipedia, which is 'written' by individuals contributers???

You call that MEDIA COVERAGE???

good grief


38 posted on 12/15/2007 1:22:17 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Earthdweller

True,and personally I try to exclude many of these gruesome stories from my viewing and reading.It injects an element of ugliness into my life I plain don’t need right now.
Related to that is the story about the pro-life protestors showing pictures of aborted fetuses.I am VERY anti-abortion but why subject people to such horrid photos?You should be opposed to abortion on an INTELLECTUAL level,not forced to see nightmarish pictures like the ones being displayed on the signs.
I have way too many nightmares as it is.


39 posted on 12/15/2007 1:22:53 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: miliantnutcase

Troll!


40 posted on 12/15/2007 1:23:04 PM PST by Earthdweller (The elite media, buddies of Romney F Kerry and the socialist march to China.)
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To: EveningStar

41 posted on 12/15/2007 1:23:23 PM PST by restornu (Harry Reid is going to get Daschled! You're on your own, Harry!)
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To: Riverman94610

If the press refuses to cover black-on-white crimes because they fear it would encourage white extremists, then why do they report white-on-black crimes (even dubious ones) with such gusto?

If the press is merely trying to maintain racial calm, then they should downplay all cross-racial crimes. Instead, they generally ignore black-on-white crimes. But white-on-black crimes are hyped at hysterical levels. Even fake ones (Duke LaCrosse) get huge coverage. Even insignificant ones (noose found hanging in a warehouse) are milked for all they’re worth.


42 posted on 12/15/2007 1:24:54 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Granted, there was not wall-to-wall-Natalee-Holloway-type coverage, but the story was reported

Good grief, we're still getting coverage of the Natalee story = and no one even knows who did what to her...

Here we know = all the horrific details and the who's - and there is a deafening silence

43 posted on 12/15/2007 1:25:41 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: puroresu

What do you want? A made for TV movie? A video game? A musical? What?


44 posted on 12/15/2007 1:25:52 PM PST by Constantine XIII (Anonymous doesn't forget)
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To: Riverman94610
"You should be opposed to abortion on an INTELLECTUAL level,not forced to see nightmarish pictures like the ones being displayed on the signs. I have way too many nightmares as it is."

Well..I'm a strong American girl, of the stock that forged the nation. Maybe I can view them for you and give you a report if you think you can't take it. (You bet...I'm sick of this)

45 posted on 12/15/2007 1:26:17 PM PST by Earthdweller (The elite media, buddies of Romney F Kerry and the socialist march to China.)
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To: restornu

I know this story pretty well. Savages. The MSM are dogs.


46 posted on 12/15/2007 1:26:55 PM PST by commonguymd (Move it to the right -Vote for Fred!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I just bumped your search on gretawire.com

47 posted on 12/15/2007 1:27:09 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: RDTF
wasn’t this the Knoxville murders? I did read about it in several media venues

And you remember every day of the trials of these animals that was televised for weeks on end, also, right?

What's that?

No?

48 posted on 12/15/2007 1:27:46 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Travis McGee; Larry Lucido; sit-rep; wardaddy; hiredhand; Eaker; Lurker

Remember this one folks......?


49 posted on 12/15/2007 1:28:05 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: maine-iac7

yes. I have family in Knoxville.


50 posted on 12/15/2007 1:29:49 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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