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Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Mainstream Media Ignores City Storm Damage

No mention of any storm damage in the city of St. Louis in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The most recent story on KMOV Channel 4 also does not mention any damage in the city. While any storm damage is sad, their aerial shots only show damage to suburban locations -- and personal motorboats -- in the region. In addition to St. Louis, Granite City and East St. Louis received damage on Sunday. On the 6:00 p.m. news program, KMOV did show a shot of one of the flag poles at Kiel Opera House that was blown over.

KSDK Channel 5 and KTVI Fox 2 also omit the city from their coverage.

All outlets are reporting the tragic death of Delancy Moore, an East St. Louis civic leader who was inside of the K & G store in Fairview Heights when a tornado struck. Moore was purchasing Easter suits for poor boys that attend the church where he was pastor.


Antonio D. French said...

"If it bleeds, it leads." The focus of the storm coverage has been almost exclusively on those unfortunate deaths (4 on Missouri, 23 in Tennessee) that resulted from the weather. As that story -- and today's Election and tomorrow's results -- fades, some attention may be placed on the effects to our architectural heritage.

I've been taking some photos around town. Later in the week, I'm planning to post them. If you or your readers have any you'd like to share, email them to editor@pubdef.net

Michael R. Allen said...

So true, so true!