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Five epidemics ignored by the mainstream media

Some epidemics are rarely discussed in the so-called “mainstream media,” but it certainly does not mean that they do not exist. An epidemic can be defined as a “sudden, widespread occurrence of a particular undesirable phenomenon.” Wayne Dupree recently called for a “civil war” within the media because the “old guard has been getting it wrong for a long time.”

Here are only five of the reasons why:

1.) Teachers having sex with children

Every single day across America, local media outlets report on instances of teachers being sexually inappropriate with children and/or being sentenced for their criminal behavior. This epidemic is not limited to the United States and can be found in places like Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, as well. These stories are rarely reported nationally, and when they are, they usually involve an attractive female teacher. A rare Associated Press report from 2007 “found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions from bizarre to sadistic.” But the report scratches the surface, as “most of the abuse never gets reported.” Teachers who indulge in such horrific, innocence-robbing behavior are oftentimes protected by the schools in which they teach, undoubtedly empowering this criminal behavior. When teachers are caught, they oftentimes manage to dodge jail time, or receive light sentences. The mainstream media ignores this epidemic, and teacher’s unions work hard to silence anyone who dares to address it.

2.) Attacks on Police Officers 

Police officers across America are tasked with protecting law-abiding citizens. They run to the danger as others run away. They are the first to be called when citizens are attacked by criminals. Their loved ones deal with the fear of knowing that their husband, wife, father or mother may be injured or killed in the line of duty. Yet although stories of police officers being injured or killed appear in the local news on any given day across America, they rarely find their way into the mainstream media.

3.) Black on black crime

There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved. – Jesse Jackson, 1993

It is a sad truth that black Americans are disproportionately the victims – and the offenders – of violent crime in America. Michael Roberts laid out the stark statistics at OpEd News:

Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered; 94 percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. The 94 percent figure suggests that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks.

Though blacks are 13 percent of the national U.S. population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, the black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities it is 32 times that of whites. Blacks are also disproportionately victimized by violent personal crimes, such as assault and robbery.

As reported at the Brenner Brief, an epidemic of sexual attacks on non-muslim school girls in the United Kingdom went vastly ignored due to political correctness. In the case of black on black crime, also likely due to political correctness, this epidemic goes unreported.

4.) Worldwide Christian Persecution

The epidemic of Christians and other religious minorities being forcibly “converted,” raped, assaulted and displaced around the world – almost exclusively at the hands of radical Islamists – is typically minimized by the mainstream media.

After years of persecution, for just one of many examples, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign finally brought attention to Boko Haram, all the while minimizing their true motives – an Islamic Caliphate (which they declared in northern Nigeria a little over a week ago). Boko Haram has been attacking Christians and churches for years (as well as those who they deem to be “insufficiently Islamic“). They finally won international outrage for the kidnapping of Christian schoolgirls, whose “conversion” was filmed in a propaganda video. The outcry finally came (and evidently faded away, as the girls are still missing) after years of violent Christian persecution by Boko Haram.

As reported at the Brenner Brief, however, politicians have made a Herculean effort to downplay religion in the role of Boko Haram’s terror campaign. Religious minorities are under attack not just in Nigeria, but around the world. But the mainstream media largely ignores this epidemic.

5.) Illegal immigrants and crime

Undeniably, American taxpayers bear the financial and social costs of illegal immigration. While President Obama and his ilk turn the other way when it comes to enforcing immigration laws, securing the border and furthermore seek to downplay the danger, Americans are left bearing the burden. One of the many unreported consequences of the porous southern border is crime. While statistics on this issue are notoriously hard to find, coupled with the fact that the mainstream media ignores or diminishes the hazard, several reports still give an indication of the extent of criminal activity being conducted within America’s borders by illegal aliens.

  • Way back in 2005, the United States Government Accountability Office reported that “At the federal level, the number of criminal aliens incarcerated increased from about 42,000 at the end of calendar year 2001 to about 49,000 at the end of calendar year 2004—a 15 percent increase. The percentage of all federal prisoners who are criminal aliens has remained the same over the last 3 years – about 27 percent. The majority of criminal aliens incarcerated at the end of calendar year 2004 were identified as citizens of Mexico.”
  • Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are allocated to care for criminal aliens in America’s prisons.
  • According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in 2013, of the 133,551 aliens deported, “82 percent…had been previously convicted of a crime.” Importantly, the convictions were in the United States alone – it is presumably unknown whether illegal immigrants have a criminal history in their countries of origin.
  • As reported at Judicial Watch, “the Obama administration freed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants convicted of violent and serious crimes last year, according to the government’s own records.” Among them, the 36,007 had nearly 88,000 convictions. Judicial Watch reported that “more than 16,000 were convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Over 9,000 had dangerous drug convictions, 1,075 were convicted of aggravated assault, 426 of sexual assault and 193 of homicide. Additionally, the records show that 1,160 of the freed illegal immigrants had stolen vehicle convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions and 303 flight escape convictions.” The Center for Immigration Studies broke down the crimes of those released by the federal government.
  • Texas state Senator Dan Patrick said that “from 2008 to 2012, 143,000 illegal immigrant criminals were arrested and jailed in Texas.”

This article has been cross-posted.

About Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a creative political junkie and driven prolific writer. Renee’s main objectives are to expose media and academic bias and to contribute to a positive shift in culture.

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