Slavish Repetition In News

Wed Sep 22 09:50:24 EDT 2004

Can someone more closely affiliated with newsgathering than I 
please answer the following question?

Why does every story about the kidnapping of 2 Americans & 1 Briton 
conspicously noted that they were kidnapped in a "Wealthy", 
"Upscale" or "Affluent" neighborhood in Baghdad?  

Does a higher income level of the neighborhood's residents 
somehow make this a more despicable crime?  Or a more 
improbable crime?  Why?

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