I've often wondered about this. In most cases, when a tragedy involves non-whites (often females), the coverage is normally much less intensive than when it involves a white (usually young) female. Look at the most recently cases to inspire incredibly bloated and overblown media coverage: Elizabeth Smart, the Runaway Bride and Natalee Holloway. All are young white females from upscale families. As opposed to something like this: (From today's edition of "New Hounds") Today (6/21) on FNL, David Asman anchored a segment that revealed, once again, FNL's bias as to which crime victims are worthy of coverage & which are not. Yes, it's the downside of the "missing white child" agenda. At 12:18pm (EDT) there was an ALERT for the verdict in 1964 civil rights murder trial of Edgar Ray Killen. FNL showed live video (full on & fairly close up) of the defendant while the judge polled the jurors (audio only, no pix of judge or jury). During a lull in the proceedings, Asman noted it is "41 years to the day" when the 3 (James Chaney, Andrew Goodman & Michael Schwerner) were killed. Then it was back to more video of the defendant, as the verdicts were read (guilty of 3 counts of manslaughter), followed by video of a "family member" hugging him after the verdict. Not once during the entire segment were any photos of the victims displayed. Compare & contrast this with the coverage on FNL, during the last 2 hours of today's program, of Natalee Holloway & Brennan Hawkins (the Boy Scout missing in UT) -- as well as FNL's usual coverage of every "missing white child." Nearly every time either Hawkins or Holloway is mentioned, there is sure to be a tear-jerker photo shown. And no "missing white child" story would be complete without accompanying photos. Of course the 3 civil rights workers were slightly older (21, 20 & 24, respectively) than Holloway & significantly older than most of the "missing white child" victims, but remember all the photos of Laci Peterson & Lori Hacking. Why not show these 3 victims of a heinous crime?