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On Sunday, August 28, 2022, Channels 2, 5, 7, 9, and 32 reported a 5-year-old boy was shot in the head.  All 5 TV news channels included the "basics of journalism" except for one.

What = Shooting
Who = Boy and his Father
When = Sunday, Aug. 28th
Where =7600 Block North Paulina
How = Drive-by with firearms
Why = Not Included

The video below is an example of how all five Chicago news channels excluded the "WHY" factor from their reports.

On September 2nd, Channels 2, 5, 7, 9, and 32 sadly reported the 5-year-old boy had died from his wounds. Only Channels 9 and 5 included the "WHY" factor, which was "The Father Was The Intended Target" and his son happened to be in his presence.

6 days after their Aug. 28th reports Channels 2, 7, and 32 were given a second chance to include the "WHY" factor in their September 2nd reports and still failed to do so.


The "WHY" factor is of the utmost importance when reporting the shooting and killing of children and innocent people. Because it explains the motive and reasons behind these senseless crimes. The video below shows how Channel 5 included the "WHY" factor in its Sept. 2, 2022 report.

Comparative Reporting - 1

Comparative Reporting - 1

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