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Re: Globe shrinks in size and now in Stature.
I'm interested by the difference in coverage nationally of the Wakefiled
shooting and the shooting of 10 people, with 7 deaths, in Philadelphia. The
Wakefield incident rightly got big coverage, but the Philadelphia incident
has got little. I guess the media has made the judgment that the killing of
7 people in a crack house is not a tragedy. Maybe they assume the victims
had it coming. The difference in coverage, of two incidents coming only days
apart, is striking. It says a lot about how our society put different values
on human life.
-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine