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Reporting the News Like Black Lives Don't Matter


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Reporting the News Like Black Lives Don't Matter

Jim Naureckas

"Black lives matter" is the rallying cry of the burgeoning nationwide movement against police killings. The Associated Press (12/5/14), covering that movement, has produced a perfect example of what journalism looks like when black lives don't matter.

Tom Hays and Colleen Long began their article with a litany of victim-blaming: