Some US murders more interesting than others
The latest unfortunate events in the Amish country of Pennsylvania were all over the papers and TV here, front page news in detail in the qualities and first story on the broadcast news.
Why does the media insist on treating some crimes as news and others as nothing ? For example - as shown here, in another part of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia the murder rate is over one a day.
So why does the media cover one story with such overkill ?
I've got a clue - the killlings in Amish country involved a single madman and young females in a school. Eureka - that explains it !