There’s a Very Good Reason Why Black People Despise the Mainstream Media

There is a reason why black people hate the media: they hyper-criminalize us.

According to a new study [3] by Media Matters for America, four New York City television stations consistently reported crimes by black people at a higher rate than their arrest rates. Here it is in a chart:

Between August 18 and December 31 of last year, WCBS, WNBC, WABC, and WNYW (Fox) over-reported murders, thefts and assaults at rates that were inconsistent with NYPD statistics. Over the past four years, NYPD statistics show that black people were arrested in 54 percent of murders, 55 percent of thefts, and 49 percent of assaults.

But during that same time period, 74 percent of murder, 84 percent of robbery and 73 percent of assault suspects shown on the city’s four major networks were black. WABC aired the most disproportionate number of black criminal suspects while WNYW aired the least.

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