Why America Is Failing – ‘Cable News Gave Deadly Middle School Shooting Less Attention Than The New iPad’


… and here’s the sad news!!

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‘According to a ThinkProgress analysis of the media
monitoring site TVEyes between 10 am EST on October
21 and midnight, Fox News and MSNBC barely
discussed the Sparks Middle School shooting on
Monday’.

  • ‘Fox News had 9 mentions of the shooting’,
  • ‘while MSNBC talked about the shooting just 5 times’.
  • ‘CNN’s coverage was more regular, mentioning the keyword “Sparks” 19 times’.

‘By contrast, another breaking news event on
Tuesday attracted a flurry of media attention. The
hype surrounding Apple’s press conference releasing
the new iPad and iPad mini started growing hours
before the event’.

‘All in all, the Apple event got more coverage than
the Sparks shooting on all three channels’:

  • ‘CNN mentioned the Apple event 23 times on Tuesday’,
  • ‘while Fox News mentioned it 12 times’
  • ‘and MSNBC mentioned it 9 times’.

From :
http://thinkprogress.org/media/2013/10/23/2814271/s
parks-middle-school-shooting-coverage/

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “Why America Is Failing – ‘Cable News Gave Deadly Middle School Shooting Less Attention Than The New iPad’

  1. Thanks for the reblog.
    I think the height of being ‘desensitized’ happened right after the Republican filibuster of just expanding the back ground checks.
    Except fore the filibuster, the bill would have passed. But it didn’t get the 60 votes needed and outside of a 10 minute Rose Garden speech, President Obama did nothing else.
    Yes he did talk a lot about it going up to the vote but after……nothing.
    And america said well if he isn’t mad….why should we be?

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