Supporters of those who protested and/or rioted in Ferguson, Missouri were calling out the mainstream media for their coverage of the predominantly white rioters at Keene, New Hampshire’s “Pumpkinfest.” At the fall festival, drunken college students overturned cars, set fires, threw bottles and clashed with police. Riot gear and tear gas were used to disperse crowds. Dozens were arrested or injured.
Critics of the media do have a valid point. There probably are a lot of reasons for the difference in coverage, racial bias among them, but ultimately Pumpkinfest doesn’t further any of the media’s standard narratives. It’s the flip side to the media’s tendency to gloss over ever present inner-city violence while obsessing for weeks over gun control when a white suburban kid murders people.
Can someone ask Ryan “Rubber Bullets” Reilly to verify?