Murderous monkey ends up on top of beheaded woman
(IHateTheMedia.com Exclusive) We’re professional cynics at IHateTheMedia.com. We’re trained to expect the worst from the media. With that in mind, it seemed to us that the media had paid far more attention to the trivial story of Connecticut’s murderous monkey than the lightning rod story of Buffalo’s beheaded Muslim wife.
Is it possible, we wondered, that the media would intentionally ignore the kind of shocking crime story they normallylove, simply because focusing on a murderous Muslim is politically incorrect in the land of liberal news?
So we performed a simple experiment. We searched Google News for both stories. Here, unfortunately, is what we found:
The monkey scored a whopping 2,943 articles in the two days since it occurred. But the far more important story of the Muslim TV executive who decapitated his wife in an “honor killing” racked up a meager 990 articles over six days.
It appears that most major media outlets completely ignored the latter story for several days and then neglected to mention “honor killing” aspect of the story when they finally did report it.
Is this a case of political correctness run amok or just another example of the media’s tendency to glorify the truly trivial? You be the judge.
Either way, it’s a frightening condemnation of the state of journalism in 2009.