April 8, 2012
TOM MAGUIRE: Trayvon Martin and the Silence of the Times.
The NY Times maintains its eerie silence on the Trayvon Martin case. On April 1 they delivered a comprehensive review and impressive diorama of the Martin killing, which culminated a week of extensive coverage and commentary.
Since then they have had zero bylined original reporting and one column, by Charles Blow, on the story which fascinates America and especially the left. Why the shift?
From a different tack, let’s check the four bylines from the comprehensive April 1 piece and ask, ‘where are they now’? . . . Eventually the meta media watchers who report on the processes that deliver the stories will take up the question of why the Times’ coverage of Trayvon Martin is flatlining.
Read the whole thing.
UPDATE: Reader M. Simon writes:
I think the reason they are cooling it is that it has come to their attention that a race war is not in their interest. I notice Sharpton is cooling it as well.
From what I’m seeing it is too late.