Fair and accurate journalism

A friend asks:

“Are we going to see this article splattered all over the front pages of major American newspapers? I highly doubt it. That happens only if the woman was from an Arab/Muslim country, highlighting the oppression “all” Muslim women face.”

The headlines from the UK paper, The Guardian, reads: Six arrested after black woman is held captive and tortured. The Guardian included the word “black” in the article heading, whereas the San Francisco Chronicle did not even bother to state the race of the woman. Welcome to fair and accurate journalism, American style.

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