NPR Downplays Rioters Burning Down African-American Barbershop


NPR downplayed the culprits behind the fire that gutted an African-American barbershop by stating “a fire destroyed it” in a headline covering the story.

For those simply reading NPR headlines on a RSS newsfeed, it could have been an electrical fire for all they know.

It’s as if the outlet didn’t want to admit that rioters were behind the fire because it’s not until the fourth paragraph that NPR links the fire to the unrest in Minneapolis, albeit doing so somewhat indirectly.


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