An article of mine on how the news media is whitewashing the Air Marshals shooting last week of Rigoberto Alpizar was posted today by Editor and Publisher
The final paragraph: Perhaps if Alpizar had regularly attended Georgetown dinner parties, the media would show more curiosity about his fate. In the old days, Americans were taught that the media would serve as a check and a balance on government powers. The same media docility that helped the Bush administration sell the war in Iraq is still there, now serving Leviathan on the homefront.
Reason Online also posted a slightly shorter version of the piece (which includes links to many of the newspaper editorials quoted).
Media coverups of government abuses is a key theme of Attention Deficit Democracy.