This week I read an article from the Wall Street Journal titled “Police Push Back Scrutiny of Fatal Shootings” and the literal subheading is “New Pew survey finds six in 10 Americans see a broader problem in police killing of black men”.
First of all, is the subheading a dead give away into who is going to profit from this article?
Secondly, out of the representative number “six out of ten” what kind of demographics were those people living in? Were they rich, poor, educated, non-educated, live in a more conservative or more liberal state? This post is so vague that I am disappointed. Apparently more ‘whites’ (42%) have ‘a lot’ of faith in their local police compared to a whopping 14% of blacks. Are the blacks who were part of the survey media literate? Or did they just assume that ‘all cops are bad’?
It is interesting to see how the media can take something and attempt to put a giant blanket of obliviousness over it like nobody will ever question the motives, the data, the information. This was week 3 of learning to be more media literate.