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Re: The Knoxville Horror

Posted by AlM on Wed Mar 21 07:50:57 2012, in response to Re: The Knoxville Horror, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 20 21:01:15 2012.

My point is that many, many horrific crimes don't get reported nationwide.

Horrific crimes are pretty depressing news. They don't sell newspapers (or their electronic equivalent) nationally unless there's an unusual twist. Typically the twist is that the victim is really rich or the accused is middle class (Amanda Knox, the Duke case). The victims being middle class usually doesn't qualify as a sufficiently interesting twist.



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