Man gets shot dead in Washington DC. Man’s murder is labeled a random robbery by the press and by the political mainstream. The family is not satisfied with the investigation. Police refuse to release his private computer.
That is the Seth Green story in a nutshell. However, when you begin to delve deeper, it becomes a much more complex narrative.
First, there was chatter online that Seth Green did, in fact, have solid, quantifiable connections with the Democratic National Committee.
Sorry to disappoint, but that is where the story ends in the mainstream press.
Julian Assange in a veiled implication pointed to Rich as the source, and that being a source led to his murder.
Fox News, Breitbart, and the Washington Times lead the list of major organizations covering the story. Only US News and World Report has broken ranks as one of the mainstream media outlets giving this story any attention.
It is simpler than you may think. The story, however true it may be, implicates the Washington political establishment with carrying out an evil and vile act.
Cover the story: Get called a conspiracy theorist and have your access to key players revoked.
That is how the game works.
Fox News, Breitbart, the Washington Times and even the Business Insider have the freedom to cover what they want because they don’t have major broadcast operations (with the exception of Fox) to worry about.
Outlets like the New York Times, the Washington Post, or NBC are terrified of getting labeled conspiracy theorists.
And don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of stories online that are not backed up by truth or solid sources. But today with have an example of a potentially extraordinary story being covered because of the people it threatens.
If Seth Rich was in contact with Wikileaks in the lead-up to the Presidential election and then is murdered on the streets of DC without being robbed for cash or his phone, a simpleton can connect the dots that it may have been a contracted killing.
Fox News coverage:
White House Communications director: “Highly inappropriate to comment on such a story at this time…”
Full report promised tomorrow…staytuned.