Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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That story is quite the stir here in Tennessee. It wasn't even covered in the front pages here in Chattanooga. The only time I saw the story covered was buried in the Metro/Region section of our paper. A lot of people are upset that a horrible crime like that was all but ignored by national and state news, and the only conclusion is that the media felt that it might stir up issues of race, only in the wrong way.
A d.j. on a morning show can make an offhand comment and the national media goes into a frenzy, but the story of the rape, torture and murder of a young couple gets submerged because it may incite some racial tension.
Fordtek, thanks for posting this story. I think the best thing to do is talk about to try and get the media involved eventually.
In fact, I think that if you happen to post on another forum or board, make a link to that story, just to make sure everyone can at least hear of the story. How about it, guys?