From: Woodpile Report
The Associated Press news service, as policy, does not specify the race of a perp(etrator) unless he’s White. When there is no description at all, we’re supposed to believe none is available, which has become something of a wink-wink in itself. Recently the AP used an inventive dodge, “police did not release a detailed description“. How precious. Now even their coverups have a coverup.
Here are the particulars.
“Boy, 3, out shopping with grandma dies in road rage shooting” says this Associated Press news report from Little Rock, Arkansas. It continues, “Police said they were looking for an older black Chevrolet Impala. Police did not release a detailed description of the man who was driving it.” The last sentence seemed devious even for the AP, so I checked a source known for being more straightforward and complete, the UK’s online Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail report was , “Arkansas boy, 3, is shot dead in sickening road-rage attack ‘because his grandma wasn’t driving fast enough‘”, by Associated Press and James Wilkinson for dailymail.com. Here are the key sentences: “The other driver honked his horn, and King-Macon honked back, the police report said. ‘A black male then exited [the Impala] and fired one shot’, the report said.“
Now we know the police report included a cursory description at the least. Notice the Daily Mail’s account was based on the AP story but was much more informative, including photos of principals and something of a description of the perp. CNN, ABC, Fox16-local and NBC also used the AP story but included, or added, a description in their on-line reports. Some used the policeese “B/M”, ABC said, “a tall black man”.
Fox News US online also used the AP story but took the coverup even further, “no description of the suspected shooter has been released,” which is a lie. Or if you prefer, fake news. Even Huffington Post included the “tall black man” description. Nor did the Fox News Report on television that night include anything specific about the shooter.
Bottom line, the AP release for the U.S. was the least honest, the U.S. online tevee news sites, except Fox, were marginally better, the AP release in the UK as augmented by Daily Mail staff was the most honest and informative. People distrust, if not despise, the mainstream media in the U.S. for many reasons. This is one of them.
Update to April, 2018