04 June 2016

Media gives greater attention to dead gorilla than beheaded Christians

Since April of 2014 I have maintained an ongoing daily update of news articles regarding the Islamic State. I have done the same with news articles concerning the Islamic State in West Africa (formerly known as Boko Haram) since February 2015.

I have invested much of my time in this way both because reading these stories helps focus my prayers for those suffering so greatly and because most of the media does not adequately or accurately report on the Islamic State. As evidence of this, consider the media coverage given to the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians by the Islamic State on the shores of Libya and the recent killing of a gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo to keep a child safe:
Since the death of Harambe the gorilla through Thursday morning, the three networks have dedicated a total of 1 hour, 28 minutes, 17 seconds to the story during their morning and evening news shows.


In contrast, since February 2015, the networks have offered 14 minutes, 30 seconds total to the 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded by ISIS in Libya [more].
It should be clear every man and woman of good will which of these two situations deserves the greater treatment by the news media. It should also be clear why you cannot trust the news media.

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