Howard Kurtz: After Charlotte Shooting, Press Downplays Key Fact — Officer Brentley Vinson Is Black

Fox News – The riot in Charlotte, and the fatal shooting of Keith Scott that sparked the violence, was the lead story in yesterday’s New York Times. But a crucial fact was buried.

Not until the 30th paragraph were readers told that “Brentley Vinson, the officer who the police say shot Mr. Scott, is black, as is the police chief.”

The Washington Post took a similar approach with its lead story, waiting until the 31st paragraph to report that “authorities said the officer who shot Scott is black.”…

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