I still marvel at the lack of attention to this case when our Gateway Media went wall-to-wall in November over the Portland ‘bomber’ at our city’s Xmas tree lighting. I suppose we need to wait for a suspect to be in custody before the current case in Spokane — where there was a real bomb with real, or even historic, lethality — deserves that kind of attention.
|By: Teddy Partridge Friday January 21, 2011 3:50 pm|
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 20, 2011 7:10 am|
I actually don’t think the non-coverage of the Spokane incident is a response to the Giffords assassination attempt and the ensuing media frenzy. Rather, it’s a reversion to the status quo, less than two weeks after that assassination attempt.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday January 18, 2011 3:02 pm|
Yesterday, in Spokane, Washington, a ‘potentially lethal destructive device’ concealed in a backpack on the route of the Martin Luther King parade was disarmed and destroyed before anyone in or viewing the parade was hurt.