1. Are We Getting The Real Story?Source:Getty
With the situation dire and tensions escalating, it’s no doubt that Baltimore is a city of unrest right now. From violent clashes with police to the rage of the city’s youth increasing as the week progresses, the issues plaguing Baltimore are deeply nuanced and complicated. So what did the news do? Offer you one side of course! Check out the top moments the news failed America in its coverage of the tension.
2. When The Media Was Saturated With Stories Of Destroyed Property; Zero About Destroyed LivesSource:Getty
It’s quite unfortunate that public property has been destroyed. Don’t get us wrong. But let’s have some priorities in our coverage here. Because the overwhelming majority of news outlets have failed to report that the Baltimore police department — just one department alone — has had to pay out more than $5 million in damages for use of excessive force. And those are just the stories we KNOW about.
3. When They Blamed This Massive Development Fire On RiotersSource:Getty
And then said they weren’t ACTUALLY sure if there was any connection to the riots. Doh!
4. When They Kept Proclaiming How Residents Were Only Interested In Destroying The CitySource:Getty
But then all of these images of residents volunteering to clean it up emerged. Because that is EXACTLY what you do when you don’t care about your home. (Side-eye)