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Old 10-25-2015, 08:19 AM
 
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Anyone ever notice the way crime news is presented on Orlando news 13? If there is a crime with a Black or Hispanic person involved, you will see their mugshots up on the screen for a full 5-7 seconds. When the news story is about crimes committed by white persons, you see pictures of their house, the places where the crime took place , everything else except their mugshots.

Anybody watching news 13 would think that crimes in Orlando are committed mainly or solely by Black or Hispanic people. C'mon now! I have watched this time after time on News 13. Occasionally to break things up a bit they may.. and I say may show some picture of a white toothless vagrant who committed some crime but that happens every couple of months.

I wish some university professor would start analyzing the way minority groups are represented in the news on Orlando news 13. It is obvious to me and I am sure a lot of Black and Hispanic people have noticed it. Completely symptomatic of the poorly hidden racism that is part and parcel of Orlando.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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The majority of violent crime in Orlando is committed by Blacks and Hispanics though.
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Anyone ever notice the way crime news is presented on Orlando news 13? If there is a crime with a Black or Hispanic person involved, you will see their mugshots up on the screen for a full 5-7 seconds. When the news story is about crimes committed by white persons, you see pictures of their house, the places where the crime took place , everything else except their mugshots.

Anybody watching news 13 would think that crimes in Orlando are committed mainly or solely by Black or Hispanic people. C'mon now! I have watched this time after time on News 13. Occasionally to break things up a bit they may.. and I say may show some picture of a white toothless vagrant who committed some crime but that happens every couple of months.

I wish some university professor would start analyzing the way minority groups are represented in the news on Orlando news 13. It is obvious to me and I am sure a lot of Black and Hispanic people have noticed it. Completely symptomatic of the poorly hidden racism that is part and parcel of Orlando.
Instead of attempting to portray the area as something it is not, educate yourself and look up the crime stats behind many of the most headline-grabbing incidents.
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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because there are no white criminals in Orlando actually...
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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because there are no white criminals in Orlando actually...
This has to be a joke.

OP, look up some stats. This may give you some insight on why you see the things "portrayed" on the news. I'll leave it at that before someone screams "racism."

BTW, I've never noticed that they dont show white criminals faces.
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:15 PM
 
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Well first, majority of the crimes committed (especially news worthy ones) are committed by non-white people. Second, I watch both News 13 and WESH 2 and I have never noticed they don't show white criminal's mugshots.
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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Don't kid yourselves, it's prejudicial reporting, if reporting is the right word. Propaganda is more like it. I see the same thing in the Daytona paper, and have been seeing it for the four years we have been here. We had a black mayor elected years ago, and the newspaper basically has pretended that we don't have a mayor. Seriously, I think they may have mentioned his name twice in those years, and no picture, ever, even when he won the mayor's race! It is simply astounding what media outlets get away with in Florida. But judging by the comments on the forum here, they know how to work down to their audience. This forum has a ton of veiled racists (and I don't mean just the Florida forum, they are embedded in all the state forums), so don't expect much agreement on your post.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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Don't kid yourselves, it's prejudicial reporting, if reporting is the right word. Propaganda is more like it. I see the same thing in the Daytona paper, and have been seeing it for the four years we have been here. We had a black mayor elected years ago, and the newspaper basically has pretended that we don't have a mayor. Seriously, I think they may have mentioned his name twice in those years, and no picture, ever, even when he won the mayor's race! It is simply astounding what media outlets get away with in Florida. But judging by the comments on the forum here, they know how to work down to their audience. This forum has a ton of veiled racists (and I don't mean just the Florida forum, they are embedded in all the state forums), so don't expect much agreement on your post.
Because I dont think what the OP is suggesting is accurate.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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The majority of violent crime in Orlando is committed by Blacks and Hispanics though.
Yeah..... why am I not surprised by this comment?

Last edited by transplant6340; 10-25-2015 at 07:42 PM..
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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because there are no white criminals in Orlando actually...
I am sure that is what many Caucasian people in Orlando would like to believe.
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