Why is this not a story provoking media outrage? On Sunday, a five-year-old boy in North Carolina was brutally murdered execution style in front of his family by a neighbor. Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his home when a neighbor, Darius N. Sessoms, walked up and shot the child in the head. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Yet the national media has mostly been silent.
As The Blaze noted, “The gruesome murder was reportedly witnessed by Hinnant's 7-year-old and 8-year-old sisters” and neighbors. Yet, the networks, CNN and MSNBC have boycotted the topic.
Here is what you get when you search on CNN.com:
Fox News, unlike the others, has at least acknowledged the brutal crime happened. The network covered it on Fox and Friends and again on Wednesday’s Special Report. Bret Baier explained:
A North Carolina man is accused of walking up to a five-year-old boy playing outside and then shooting him in the head. A witness said five-year-old Cannon Hinnant was sitting on his bicycle. He died a nearby hospital. Twenty five-year-old Darius Sessoms is charged with first degree murder. He lives next door to the Hinnant family.
Are journalists able to cover multiple stories or not? Clearly, there are several big stories driving the news, from Kamala Harris to the pandemic. But CBS still found time on Wednesday night and Thursday morning to the suspension of a cop for having his K-9 dog attack someone (under questionable circumstances).
Yet, nothing for this appalling act of violence. Nothing on the unimaginable grief suffered by the family of young Cannon. A GoFundMe page has been started for the family and has raised (so far) $134,000.
As The Blaze noted, a Cannon Hinnant’s name has been trending on Twitter. Maybe the mainstream media will eventually notice.