I was shocked to see no coverage at all of the Jena 6.
So I thought I'd do a little experiment, to see whether the newsies think people are more interested in OJ Simpson, or in a new chapter in the ongoing struggle for African American civil rights.
Google News (which is a highly balanced aggregator of diverse sources), offers me 15,599 results for OJ Simpson.
How did the Jena 6 fare? Well, Google informs me there are 3,465 pieces. Apparently OJ's antics are just that much more interesting.
This of course should lead any thinking person to question why one is considered newsworthy and the other is not.
See my first Media Face Off: China's Stock Market vs. Migrant Workers.