The Post in Black and White

Erik Wemple, in his Washington City Paper column, takes the Post to task (what else is new?) for what he sees as their race-based crime coverage. A particularly damning segment:

“On Monday, the Washington Post’s Metro section reported on two murders that had occurred the previous Saturday night in the District. The victims were about the same age–34 and 32. They were killed at around the same time–10:45 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. They were both shot to death.

“The differences: One was white; the other was black. One was killed in a long-since-gentrified neighborhood in Northwest, the other in a long-depressed section of Southeast.

“Guess which crime got more ink in the Post.”

Read on for the explanations and the counterexamples…