• Michael Siegel

    Michael Siegel is a School of Public Health professor of community health sciences; he can be reached at mbsiegel@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 6 comments on POV: Who Mourns for Brianna?

  1. I was home in Virginia when I heard about this tragic day.

    I am just going to come out with it and say that a lot of this is partly due to how America’s media works. The word TERRORIST was plastered on newspapers and on media programs. This word is a sure way of garnishing views and boosting ratings. Reporting another story about a girl who was murdered cold-blooded simply isn’t ‘news’ to the ears of some Americans anymore—being that it happens so often and is, with unease I say this, commonplace in our society. Is it wrong that we remember those who tragically lost their life in this bombing? Of course not! But this is an argument of ethicality—how do news media giants like CNN and MSNBC determine the importance and prioritize news? How did a star from Duck Dynasty making CNN national breaking news after announcing his disagreement of homosexuality yet an innocent man (who was african-american but I definitely won’t get that debate started here) in New York was strangled and killed in broad daylight by police officers after rightly explaining his rights?

    Humans are so peculiar (:

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