You may not know that a bomb went off outside the Colorado Springs NAACP building on Tuesday morning, unless, that is, you’re on Twitter. By Tuesday night #NAACPBombing was the number 1 trending topic on Twitter. But as far as mainstream media coverage, there was very little:
In a time when racial tensions in our country appear to be growing, the troubling nature of this act of domestic terrorism should be blatantly obvious, but the lack of mainstream media coverage of the bombing for most of Tuesday morning, afternoon, and night was downright disturbing. CNN released its first piece about the bombing a full 16 hours after it happened, and the incident wasn’t mentioned on national nightly news broadcasts.
Not surprisingly, there has been lots of frustration that our news cycle is more willing to cover international events over what is happening in our own racially divided backyard.
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