Two recent massacres—one in Boston, the other in Colorado—shine a light on how the press operates, and how they're designed to present a very particular version of events for news consumers.
April 22, 2013

Whowhatwhy.com with some controversial takes on recent events. Are we even allowed to question the official version?
The Marathon Bombing: What The Media Didn't Warn You About
With the media’s constant “coverage” of the Boston tragedy, it’s easy to think you are well- informed. But are you? Here is some perspective you probably didn’t get from your favorite mainstream outlet.

Just Asking: Media Outfoxed On Spate Of Bizarre Shootings?
Should the media line up behind a Fox News reporter facing jail time for her refusal to name sources? Of course. But they might also look into where reporters get those “scoops”—and how they shape public perceptions. Particularly in the cases of these “lone nut” shooters that have become increasingly common, leaks from law enforcement should not be taken at face value.

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