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Posted: 3/13/2002 2:09:08 PM EDT
On Oct. 7, 1998, two thugs killed gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. HBO recently moved up the airdate for "The Laramie Project," its Matthew Shepard movie, in order to beat NBC's soon-to-air movie about the same murder. Killers kidnapped and robbed Shepard, apparently because of Shepard's sexual orientation, tied him to a fence, beat him into a coma, then left him to die. This shocking killing made international headlines. Approximately one year after the abduction and murder of Matthew Shepard, two gay men abducted, tied up and raped Jesse Dirkhising. The Denver Post's Sue O'Brien describes the killing, "Police say the 13-year-old was drugged and blindfolded, gagged with underwear, strapped to a mattress and then brutally and repeatedly sodomized by one of his killers while the other watched. Ultimately, the seventh-grader died of suffocation because of the position he was in." http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2002/march/le_pc_murder.ht m
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 2:13:43 PM EDT
Oh, well Jesse's story is not news because it might offend someone. Matthew Shepard was such a clear cut case that it wouldn't offend anyone, hence its popularity. Both were awful murders, and both are terrible crimes, but the media wants to maintain viewership, not report the whole complete news.
Link Posted: 3/13/2002 5:39:11 PM EDT
Uh . . . [url=http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/books?id=2160733698705&isbn=0895261901]Bias[/url] by Bernard Goldstein. [:D]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 12:23:12 PM EDT
That's Bernard [u]Goldberg[/u], Achmed. Easy slip to make I know. [;)]
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