As you’ll recall, the New York Times and the rest of the New York-based national media much more enthusiastically jumped into the Michael Brown killing in distant Ferguson than into the choking of the cigarette peddler by the NYPD, only splashing the local story after watching Ferguson turn into a fiasco … which then turned out so catastrophically for Mayor De Blasio, validating the original judgment that it’s more prudent to whip up racial resentments far away from New York City, where important people live.
From the New York Times today, a giant article about some politically profitable police blotter item in some nowheresville even more remote from New York than Ferguson or Sanford:
Killing in Washington State Offers ‘Ferguson’ Moment for Hispanics
Pasco Police’s Shooting of Rock Thrower Draws Comparisons to Michael Brown Case
By JULIE TURKEWITZ and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. FEB. 16, 2015