So the media be institutionally racist, be it ?
He's not quite grasped it, has he ? To a white liberal - a fair description of our media class - crimes committed by non-natives aren't as newsworthy. Partly because 'that's what they do', and partly because honest reporting of crime in, say, South London, would raise awareness of something they'd rather ignore.
Or in two words, Ruth Okechukwu.
UPDATE - to expand a little
Non-Natives being killed, robbed or otherwise abused are in general only of interest to a 'liberal' if they can be used as a cultural weapon against their enemies. In short, if natives are doing the abusing. See for example the remarkable difference between the coverage of the racist murders of Anthony Walker and Isaiah Young-Sam. This applies in Britain and also abroad, where for natives read 'Westerners'. American Christians who condemn the practice of homosexuality, for example, will be the subject of more critical media commentary than Iranian Muslims who hang homosexuals. "It's what they do" is an attitude never spoken (only evil right-wingers stereotype like that) but always present - unwitting and unconscious. See also Darfur and (particularly) the Congo, where millions more people have been killed than were ever shot by the police of apartheid South Africa - to an almost total silence.
Here, Ian - one story that did make the papers. I bet you can't imagine why.
Riffat Pasha claims she was kept captive for five years at the house where she was assaulted and threatened with her life, Sheffield Crown Court was told.
Police became involved when she outlined her plight in a letter which she left in the ladies' toilet at Atkinson's department store. She wrote on the envelope that it should be delivered to police or a doctor she had met during hospital treatment for tuberculosis.
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