tj85016 saidhttp://www.wnd.com/2015/10/muslim-refugee-riots-ignored-in-u-s-media-blackout/Sounds like Detroit and Newark in 1967 the only difference is the rioters back than were black and the rioters in Stockholm are Arabs.
go ahead, Google the bombings and riots in Malmo, Gothenburg and Stockholm - you won't find much - - but
"Hundreds of cars were torched, shops had their windows smashed, a police station was set ablaze and fire departments kept from a major blaze by rock-throwing mobs in May 2013. Violent protests erupted again in 2014 and then in late September 2015. The latest violence has included grenade attacks in clashes between Turkish and Kurdish immigrants, who have carried over their ancient rivalry inside their new adopted country of Sweden.
Those times are almost 50 years apart, much in the US has changed, including with the media itself. Back then there were classic old-school journalists like Walter Cronkite who thought it was important to report the story, regardless of political considerations.
I would note it was the national media that reported the Black civil rights protestors of the 1950s & 60s, and were as responsible for making it a national issue as were the demonstrators themselves.
Without the intense media coverage I wonder if the average White American would have cared, and support developed for passage of the Civil Rights Act? Things like lunch counter sit-ins and bus boycotts would have been mere regional stories, if then.
And these stories, including the violent riots of the mid and late 1960s, were frighteningly new at the time. Live TV news itself was also relatively new, barely 10 years and not always available. A lot of news was still done on newsreel film, and had to be quickly developed in time for the evening news broadcasts. There were few live feeds, and video tape almost exclusively required ponderous TV studio equipment, not a portable field device.
But today live cameras are everywhere, and the riots they show depressingly common, no longer the big news they once were. The public becomes desensitized to hearing what appears to be the same story over and over again. And US TV news has turned more into an entertainment medium, no longer the purer form of true journalism it once was.
So all those things are factors in what news we see on TV these days. Not so much that US viewers don't care about immigrants to Sweden (actually that's the backstory of a Muslim friend of ours here, now a successful business owner hoping to gain US citizenship), it's more that TV producers judge the public is numb to any riot stories that don't hit a lot closer to home.