Wednesday, November 07, 2007

What's the difference?

As this is typed, Florida officials are holding a press conference to announce the death of a Broward County deputy sheriff who was killed while transporting a prisoner. The presser is being covered live by the national cable news networks.

We don't remember such coverage when the same thing happened in Kentucky a few months back, when Clay City Police Chief Randy Lacy was shot and killed by a suspect he was transporting.

Why did the Florida event deserve so much national attention and "breaking news" coverage, while something similar in Kentucky barely rated a blip on the radar screen?

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