Gay MurderersI found over at the Exodus Media Blog, a little story about a gay murderer and how silent the media has been about his horrific crime. I agree with the article that this murder is a tragedy. However, saying the media is biased because they reported all about Matthew Shepard case and they haven't reported much about this case is just ludicrous.
I'm not sure why the Shepard case got so much air time. Maybe because of the way he died, or the way he was found. Maybe because he was a young, attractive guy. Who knows. Who knows why we hear about the "runaway bride" type cases while other women go missing every day. But, I can tell you that gay people are killed all of the time, as are straight people. And, most of these killings, even hate-crime killings do not make national news, and like this case, they get very little news time at all.
So, to say that a media bias is behind "covering up" this case is plain dishonest. I can find another gay murder case that has gotten just as little coverage as this gay murderer case, and Peter LaBarbera knows that, but he doesn't seem to care. Sad really.