At the funeral of Gavin Cato, for example “banners commemorating the accident victim shared space with others that said things like ‘Hitler did not do the job’ while Al Sharpton caricatured Jews as ‘diamond dealers’.”  In general, says McGowan, the inflammatory statements of Sharpton and the Rev. Herbert Daughtry were downplayed.

One key problem, as McGowan points out, is that in Crown  Heights, “reporters analyzed events essentially as a culture clash, a long running feud between two groups equally at fault.”

via Articles: Lies Lead to Murder: The New York Times and the Crown Heights Riots.

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