Gangs: Television Coverage, Violence, and the new RICO law

Isn’t the definition of insanity repeating the same actions and expecting different results?  If so, then the Chicago media sure is insane. Check my reasoning: Every year, following a spike in violence, the media goes crazy with coverage demanding action to stop these crimes from happening again. They also demonize, rightly and wrongly, street gangs Read more about Gangs: Television Coverage, Violence, and the new RICO law[…]

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Reporting as the “carnage and mayhem”

On Wednesday May 5th Chuck Goudie from ABC 7 News did his absolute best to use hyperbolic reporting and an extremely poor use of statistics to lend support to a recent call for the National Guard.  (You can view the report below.)  I will take the time Goudie didn’t to show you how the numbers Read more about Reporting as the “carnage and mayhem”[…]