Monday, March 12, 2007

MEDIA BIAS

Is there such a thing as media bias? You damn right there is! Are there stories that the "mainstream media" covers or deem more important than others? Absolutely! Take the two following stories for example:

From todays Tribune a story about inequities in how justice is handed out in Paris, TX. The storyline reads "In Texas, a white teenager burns down her family's home and receives probation. A black one shoves a hall monitor and gets 7 years in prison. The state NAACP calls it `a signal to black folks.' On the face of it this appears to be a genuine problem possibly rooted in racism. Of course we have seen plenty of examples of the press ginning up a story in order to grab the reader and inflame their passions. Is this the case here? Maybe, maybe not. The story may in fact have merit and if it does this is a real problem in the Lone Star state. Does the story deserve national attention? State wide coverage is probably most appropriate at this time. The story does have the juice that the liberal media loves, redneck justice targeted at poor innocent blacks.

Why doesn't the story of a young white couple carjacked, raped, and murdered by four black men merit national attention? WVLT-Knoxville,Tn

Saturday night Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom have dinner at a local restaurant. They have plans to go to a friend's house to watch a movie. They never arrive.

Channon's mother becomes worried and calls the Newsom's to say she is filing a missing person's report and that they should, as well.

But it's too late.

Sunday morning: A railroad worker finds Chris Newsom's body between Ninth and Cherry Streets along the tracks.

But still no sign of Channon.

Monday: Christian's family, helping police search, locate her car along Glider Avenue, just down the tracks off Chipman Street.

Tuesday: 2316 Chipman street is swarming with investigators as they uncover Channon's body in a rental home, two blocks away from her abandoned car. Court records show the home is rented by Lemaricus Davidson and his brother, Letalvis Cobbins.

Police call them "persons of interest."

Thursday morning: Knox County, Kentucky state and federal authorities find Letalvis Cobbins and his friend, George Thomas at a home in Lebanon, Kentucky.

Thursday afternoon: Knoxville Police find Lemaricus Davidson at a home on Reynolds Street in the Mechanicsville area.

Friday Authorities serve a fourth person, Eric Boyd, with a federal warrant. Boyd and Davidson make an appearance in federal court in Knoxville. Cobbins and Thomas make an initial appearance in a federal courtroom in Louisville, Kentucky.

US Marshals in Western Kentucky call them all suspects in connection with at least some aspect of the double murder case. All four are being held by the Marshals Service's custody.


Lemaricus Davidson, 25, faces a total of 46 charges. Davidson was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom, and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

Letalvis Cobbins, 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Cobbins was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom, and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

George Thomas, 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Thomas was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, 2 counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts especially aggravated robberies from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom, and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.


Christopher Newsome's body was found wrapped in a blanket, shot three times and burnt along a set of railroad tracks. Channon Christian's body was found in the home of two of the offenders dumped inside of a garbage can. Both victims had been raped, mutilated and murdered. This is a heinous crime against a young white couple perpetrated by a group of black males. Does the race of either victims or offenders matter? It shouldn't but apparently when a group of white lacrosse players are accused (hoax)by a black women of rape it touches off a media frenzy that lasted months. However, this heinous crime is only covered by the local Knoxville, TN press and not the national media. You have to ask yourself why.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe I missed it but I don't see any evidence of guilt presented here other than the body of one of the victims was found in the arrestees home. Other than that, I saw no direct or indirect evidence of guilt. You even say that one or both of the brothers was out of town.

Maybe the story here is not the hienous murders but the rush to judgment. . .

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that. Its been on the NYPD rant for weeks. Just pitiful what happened to those kids. Another reason to never get caught w/o your gun, and to never, ever trust the scumbag, liberal ,whore media anywhere in this country. They're as disgusting as those savages who killed that couple!!!!

SECOND CITY SARGE said...

Anonymous said...
Maybe I missed it but I don't see any evidence of guilt presented here other than the body of one of the victims was found in the arrestees home. Other than that, I saw no direct or indirect evidence of guilt. You even say that one or both of the brothers was out of town.

Maybe the story here is not the hienous murders but the rush to judgment. . .

Mon Mar 12, 06:41:00 PM

So you think the the real story may be a rush to judgement?

The search warrants detail evidence police collected here on Chipman Street at the rented home of suspect Lemaricus Davidson.

One search warrant states victim Christopher Newsom was found behind 1701 Whittle Springs Road by the railroad tracks, within sight of Davidson's home.

Newsom was wrapped in a sheet and/or comforter and shot at least 3 times.

He was bound with some type of rope or bootlace, his shoes, socks, iPod and identification were all missing and his body burned.

The search warrant also states Davidson's fingerprint was found in Channon Christian's vehicle on a bank envelope on the back seat.

Oh and you may want to read the affadavit. That is if you are open to reading "evidence" or as we like to say "probable cause" of the heinous crime that was committed. It was Goerge Thomas that implicates himself and Letaluis Cobbins of fleeing Knoxville as a result of their crime and it was the recovery of a latent print, belonging to Cobbins, from Channon Christian's 4Runner. I'm sure in your mind these are just mere bits of circumstantial evidence that implicate these presumed innocent convicted felons. Keep in mind that it is not just circumstantial evidence that will convict but the totality of that evidence.
I bet you you thought O.J. was innocent!

Anonymous said...

The press is afraid to criticize any persons of color because if they do, their LIBERAL CARDS will be taken away.

Without their LIBERAL CARDS, all they will be able to do is drink their milk and eat their cookies while sitting on the corner crying like the little bitches that they are.

the rock said...

To mister 1st anonymous, there was a f/1 involved at the same time she was there when the gang rape was going on also she admitted certain cleansing products were being forced down her throat! Also a high police official knows the young man that was BRUTALLY MURDERED BY THESE SAVAGES!!! So its a little personal too, Im sure all the tees are crossed and I dotted. So take your rush to judgement remark and shove it up your ass!!!

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that maybe O.J. did do it?????

Anonymous said...

Knoxville and the surrounding area HATE blacks and next on the list, anyone from up north...

Anonymous said...

sscre our liberal media! someone needs to put the TRUE STORIES OUT THERE!

Anonymous said...

if you do a google search on the wichita massacre, you'll find another example of a horrendous crime that received almost no media attention, outside of the local media....

Anonymous said...

To Mar 13 11:55 pm, Its obvious that you and "the rock" should open your closets and dust off your pointy hats with matching sheets. You insult those of us who are not "savages" but will get lumped into the same category as some flaming asshole(s).

Anonymous said...

Good Lord. I am sick to my stomach from this story.

Where’s Jessie condemning the actions of these future doctors? That's right, I saw him strong arming the city to get the beer distribution rights for the Olympics.

the rock said...

"savages" the offenders on hand. I did not mention the "race card" though you appear to be impling. Where do you see anywhere in my comment about blacks. theres bad in every race. If your so insulted by this tragedy call the rev jackson, or sharpton who ever you prefer and tell them to got to bat for these 5 "savages". and if you want to "lump" yourself in this category thats your problem. All the evidence speaks for itslf. Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

Al Gore will blame Bush and Global Warming for this savage crime which occurred in his own backyard. he will say it is the victim's fault.

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