Saturday, January 29, 2011

Brisenia Flores Is Still Not Quite National News: Why?

By Joe Coscarelli, Village Voice
January 28, 2011

​We've written twice this week about the trial of Shawna Forde, a troubled anti-immigration crusader, who stands charged with first degree murder for the 2009 killing of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father in Arizona. Gina Gonzalez, Flores' mother, was also shot in the botched home invasion; she testified Tuesday about witnessing her daughter's death. And yet, despite the tragic narrative -- including its cursory similarities to the death of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green at the hands of Jared Loughner, also in Arizona -- plus the inclusion of other hot-button issues like immigration and extreme political discourse from groups like the Tea Party and Minutemen, which Forde identified with, much of the mainstream media continues to avoid the story of Flores' death. In this Friday edition of our media column, Press Clips, we'll examine why. [...]

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See also:
Brisenia Flores, Another Nine-Year-Old Girl, Was Shot and Killed in Arizona
Murder suspects tied to supremacists

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