Waco biker gang killings reveals disparities in news coverage. What do you think about the language used and the time devoted to this?

Benjamin Harris was a maverick in the early days of journalism. He was not alone but he definitely stood out from the crowd.



Nine people have died after a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco on Sunday, when gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in the central Texas city.

I use the terms shootout and gunfire erupted after reading numerous eyewitness reports, local news coverage and national stories about the incident, which has been described with a whole host of phrases already. None, however, are quite as familiar as another term thats been used to describe similarly chaotic events in the news of late: Riot.http://www.salon.com/2015/05/18/coverage_of_waco_biker_gang_killings_reveals_disparities_in_news_coverage/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow



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