Why were the Oakland police shootings front-page nationwide news and the Pittsburgh police shootings not? I don't think it's just the difference between 3 versus 4 officers killed.
Somehow an angry violent black killer makes for better headlines than an angry violent white killer. Am I supposed to believe that white killers just flip out and lose it while black killers are somehow symbolic of deeper problems of race and the community? If the media were really so liberally biased, wouldn't it be the other way around?
(On the other hand, I don't hear of anybody in Pittsburgh heckling officers or setting up a shrine to the killer.)
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a lot of good coverage on the latest tragedy:
Deadly ambush claims the lives of 3 city police officers
Devotion to badge was slain officers' common thread
Hundreds of bullets fired in shootout with suspected cop killer
Police risked their lives to rescue downed officers
Suspect in officers' shooting was into conspiracy theories