DC Government Makes No Effort To Hide Its Butthurt About Murder Rate Media Coverage
The number of murders in the nation’s capital is up nearly 45 percent over the same time last year, and the city’s leaders are getting increasingly miffed with the way local media covers the topic.
Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier chided the media during a Thursday radio interview for a perceived imbalance of coverage between the murders of white people and black people in the city. According to Lanier, the lack of coverage given to murders of black people in the city gives the impression that these murders aren’t as important as when a white person gets murdered.
“I have complained repeatedly, like the members of the community have complained, that not all homicides get equal coverage by the press,” Lanier said. “And when they don’t get equal coverage by the press it gives the impression that people don’t care as much.”