10 People Were Shot in New Orleans. Why Doesn’t the Media Care?
The media spends a lot of time reporting on mass shootings. But there’s only one type of mass shooting it’s interested in.
It’s uninterested in the most common type of mass shootings, gang-related, and usually treats those as a local crime story. The only mass shootings it’s interested in are black swan events, a shooter with a grudge, personal or political, opening fire in a school, shopping center, house of worship, etc. It’s also preferable that the shooter be a white male. Otherwise there’s usually no story.
10 people were shot in New Orleans after a football game. The media is treating it as a local crime story.