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Baltimore back in the cable news wheelhouse with tabloid-style Freddie Gray coverage

Baltimore back in the cable news wheelhouse with tabloid-style Freddie Gray coverage

Baltimore is back in the cable news wheelhouse this week with Fox and CNN hitting Freddie-Gray-related stories hard last night and today. And the dramatic ways in which the stories have been presented help make Baltimore look not just like a leadership-challenged city to millions of viewers globally, but also as the site of a fundamental struggle between police and elected officials - with citizens the odd persons out. That kind of conflict makes for good television. But that kind of black-and-white storytelling often misses all the complications, contradictions  and complexities that are essential to the kind of informed civic conversation about police-community relations that...

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