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MEDIA WATCH: Channel 2 News is repeating Rahm's lies as 'news' in trying to claim that crime is 'down'... While murders are reaching an all-time high for the 21st Century!...

Murders in Chicago are at a level not seen since 2002, and may in 2015 be the highest in the 21st Century, but according to City Hall -- and the corporate media that simply repeats Rahm Emanuel's talking points -- crime is "down" in Chicago.It must be opposite day in Chicago. In what has become a tradition in Chicago's corporate media, CBS 2 News is reporting that crime is "down" in Chicago. Only when, as in Alice in Wonderland, down is up, and up down...

At the end of August, murders were down 7 percent compared to the first eight months of 2014, Channel 2 reported on October 1, 2015.

On Second City Cop Blog, they are quick to point out that the news media just repeat the talking points from Mayor Rahm Emmanuels Administration. This is of little surprise, since every day Chicago's corporate media receive several press releases from the "Mayor's Press Office", sometimes giving the media a complete "news" story with pictures. All they have to do to report that as "news" is cut and paste the official version of reality.

Here is something more accurate, from the front lines facing Chicago crime -- SECOND CITY COP...

[From: http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2015/10/more-lies-from-mccompstat.html]

We had to laugh when we read this crap from Channel 2:

While overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade.

Compared to the first nine months of last year, murders were up 21 percent through the end of September. Shooting incidents were up 19 percent, and the number of shooting victims was up 14 percent. Overall crime including robberies, burglaries, and thefts was down 7 percent.

The rise in murders so far this year is due in large part to an especially violent September. At the end of August, murders were down 7 percent compared to the first eight months of 2014.

Really? Let's just look at those numbers that Channel 2 swallowed without doing any fact checking -

Here's a monthly running total of homicides from 2014 and 2015:

01/2014 - 20 01/2015 - 29 (+9)

02/2014 - 41 02/2015 - 49 (+8)

03/2014 - 64 03/2015 - 81 (+17)

04/2014 - 101 04/2015 - 115 (+14)

05/2014 - 142 05/2015 - 162 (+20)

06/2014 - 178 06/2015 - 210 (+32)

07/2014 - 216 07/2015 - 262 (+46)

08/2014 - 264 08/2015 - 312 (+48)

09/2014 - 310 09/2015 - 372 (+62)

That August 2015 number sure doesn't look 7% smaller than the August 2014 number. Just more bullshit coming out of CompStat and the media just prints it without even running it through a calculator.



Comments:

October 5, 2015 at 3:40 PM

By: Lee Alexander

Students walkout protesting cuts.... Go Kids!

Check out WGN and CLTV. Lets see if mainstream media hooks it up... Or ignores HS kids since they don't vote.

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