The Media: Happy for Every Scrap From the Cops' Table

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  1. perlhaqr says:

    We expect journalists to be vigilant watchdogs over law enforcement abuses.

    Pah. I wouldn't expect that any more than I'd expect Saint Nick to come down my chimney late Christmas Eve or to stumble upon the Easter Bunny in my living room.

  2. Rich Rostrom says:

    It depends.

    There are times when it looks like the media are happy to report anything that makes cops look bad. And not only report it, but repeat it over and over again, and allude to it on every possible occasion.

    Mind you, I'm talking about cops, bottom-rank officers, as individuals, not the agency or its commanders.

    Also, they will quite happily join a rush to judgment against police in a controversial shooting incident, depending on the politics of the situation.

    There are plenty of "journalists" eager to make their bones by "exposing police misconduct".