So, I JUST posted about the news coverage online of the Oscar Grant case and right before I published the post, news broke about Lebron James going to Miami. By 9:35-ish EST, here are three of the five sites from my previous post, all essentially erasing or severely minimizing the Grant story (MSNBC was exactly the same except with a different picture of James and CBS had moved Grant to the third story that popped up in its main window):
Wow. Okay. The answer is that Fox completely erased it, ABC took away it’s picture but you can see it there right at the bottom in the center. Reminder: Mel Gibson’s big fat face is HUGE right next to it. Get it? Gibson the racist misogynist = more important than Gates. And, without a doubt, LEBRON JAMES IS KING!!! CNN also GREATLY reduced their coverage. You will see it in the lower left of the CNN image at the top. Ouch.
So, if you’re a black man in America, you’re important if you play really, really good basketball. Lesson learned. The end.