IF IT BLEEDS, IT LEADS -- UNLESS THE BLOODSHED IS POLITICALLY AWKWARD
Today in New York tabloids, here's the cover of the Daily News. Understandably, it features both Amy Winehouse's death and the massacre in Norway:
Here's the front page of today's New York Post. Four stories get front-page treatment -- but notice what story is missing?
Hmmm ... a terrorist mass murderer who's a multiculturalism-basher, a Muslim-hater, and a Christian fundamentalist? Gee, why do you suppose a Murdoch paper want to keep that story off the front page?
UPDATE: A clarification of Anders Breivik's worldview, from The Guardian:
The Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who shot dead more than 90 young socialists at their summer camp on Friday after mounting a huge bomb attack on the centre of Oslo, has been described as a fundamentalist Christian. Yet he published enough of his thoughts on the internet to make it clear that even in his saner moments his ideology had nothing to do with Christianity but was based on an atavistic horror of Muslims and a loathing of "Marxists", by which he meant anyone to the left of Genghis Khan.
Well, the latter is reason enough for the Murdoch press to want to downplay his existence. Oh, and:
The American anti-Muslim agitator Robert Spencer was namechecked when Breivik listed his intellectual influences on Dokument.no, along with a pseudonymous Norwegian who calls himself Fjordman and the equally pseudonymous Bat Ye'or, who invented the Eurabia conspiracy. Spencer, along with his sidekick, Pamela Geller, was responsible for the campaign against the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque".
Not much I can add to that.