When a horrible rape does not fit the media narrative...
The major television networks dedicated significant coverage to an alleged rape at the University of Virginia that turned out to be a hoax, but have paid little attention to the brutal gang rape of a 14-year-old at a Maryland high school allegedly committed by at least one illegal immigrant.When a story does not fit their favored narrative they ignore it. If it does they give it wide coverage. They would rather cover an unsubstantiated story of a frat house rape than an actually re[ort criminal assault by a possible illegal alien. That would contradict their narrative of illegals just coming to America to look for a better life. I suspect they also are ignoring the girl's school house rape because it fits with the Trump administration's claims about criminal aliens who need to be deported.
According to the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters, ABC, CBS and NBC have hardly covered the horrific crime since Fox News’ Bret Baier became the first reporter to tell the story to a nationwide audience Monday night.
The major networks failed to follow up the Fox News story with reports of their own, even after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the rape during his press briefing on Tuesday.
“Despite the room being packed with reporters from every national news network, ABC, NBC and CBS refused to report the story yet again Tuesday night or Wednesday morning,” wrote MRC’s Kristine Marsh.
“In fact, the only mention NewsBusters could find of this story on any of these networks were brief reports on the 4 am CNN and CBS early morning shows,” she continued.
Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, and Jose O. Montano, 17, are accused of raping a 14-year-old classmate at Rockville High School last week.
The blackout of the brutal rape stands in stark contrast to the way the major networks covered an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. They gave that claim more than 11 minutes of coverage over a two-day span in 2014.