‘Weird News,’ ‘Dumb Criminals’ And The Media’s Monetization Of Human Misery • Discoverology

‘Weird News,’ ‘Dumb Criminals’ And The Media’s Monetization Of Human Misery

There’s a cynical local-to-national news pipeline designed to mock the powerless under the guise of “odd” news stories. The public’s perception of crime is often significantly out of alignment with the reality. This is caused, in part, by frequently sensationalist, decontextualized media coverage.

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