[SIZE=4]Indeed, why do the NYT’s rules only apply to African tragedies and victims?[/SIZE][SIZE=6] [/SIZE]
Truth be told, African lives are not at par with American or Caucasian lives. They would never for example, show the dead bodies of the American or Briton who were killed. In fact, the pic of the American published was of him mountain climbing. What, they couldn’t find the dead body?
When emailed about the issue by Citizen Digital, Zach Montague, a senior NYT editor said: “We take the same approach wherever in the world something like this happens — whether it’s a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., or a terror attack in Toronto or London — balancing the need for sensitivity and respect with our mission of showing the reality of these events.”
But a quick check of how they have covered stories of killings in other parts of the world tells a different story.
Take the Las Vegas story where Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds of others at a music festival, for example.
There is not a single image of a dead person from the attack that happened on the night of October 1, 2017.
Next, I checked their coverage of the London terrorist attack where a total of 52 people lost their lives when four suicide bombers attacked central London.
Here, the New York Times did publish a photo of a dead person but it was one of the terrorists with a cop standing over him.
Unless you read the caption, it is hard to tell if he has been pinned to the ground alive or dead and it was taken at night so that still does not hold water.
Let’s move over to the Toronto terrorist attack which they carried with the header “Toronto Van Driver Kills at Least 10 People in ‘Pure Carnage’.
Also here, as is expected, not a single photo of a body was published on their website or social media platforms yet this despicable act happened on the streets of Toronto.
Even going back to September 11, 2001, not a single image of a dead person from the attack that shook the world and killed thousands.
The issue of the “The Falling Man”, a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center to his death after the terrorist attack drew so much ire from the media and the public.
America, on average, has a mass shooting every single day and while the media does cover the stories, they never at any point show images of the dead and I will quote them here: “to give our readers a clear picture of the horror of an attack like this.”
Are you guys knowing today that black lives do not matter. What more do you expect from western media.
Truth according to who?
Who’s side are u on?