Cable TV’s crime shows love white female homicide victims

By Jerry A. Boggs

TAKE a look at this chart showing U.S. murder victims by sex for 2016, as reported by the FBI:

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 The victimization rate for white males was 4.0 per 100,000 persons in 2013.

The victimization rate for black females was 4.4 per 100,000 persons in 2013.

The victimization rate for black males was 32.3 per 100,000 persons in 2013.

The victimization rate for white females was 1.6 per 100,000 persons in 2013.

White women are far more vocal than any other group about the violence, particularly murder, against women. Yet clearly they are the safest group!

White women, as can be seen, are by far the least victimized by homicide. Yet cable TV’s crime-show producers must think just the opposite. Consider some of their programs over the years (most now-defunct): Court TV’s “Forensic Files,” “Body of Evidence,” “I, Detective,” Discovery Channel’s “The New Detectives,” “Justice File,” “The FBI Files,” A&E’s “American Justice,” “Cold Case Files,” “Investigative Reports,” and “NCIS.” These programs covered one crime topic almost exclusively: the murder of white women — night after night after night….

If you checked out, for example, Court TV’s program descriptions, you might think white women were America’s only homicide victims. And some people, particularly ideological feminists such as Catharine MacKinnon, may be of the mind that women are hunted down and killed nearly like the Jews were in Hitler’s Germany.

But other people, after learning of men’s over 300-percent higher murder rate, may wonder why don’t a lot more male homicides, especially black male homicides, qualify as a worthy program topic. Instead, almost every time I channel-surf into one of these programs, including network programs such as “Date Line” and “20/20,” I find an investigation into the murder of a white woman. [For the record, I am white.]

“…[T]he rape and murder of women makes for regular prime-time entertainment on prestige dramas and low-budget procedurals alike….” –, December 21, 2014

Suppose the programs’ producers somehow labor under the impression that women are murdered at a greater rate than men — which would make the producers as out of touch as flat-worlders — and that women’s murders therefore deserve near-exclusive coverage. Why, then, don’t they air the investigation of a black woman’s murder more than once in a blue moon, especially considering that black women are murdered at a rate three times higher than white women? I believe the producers are guilty of both racism and sexism.

Why this intense fixation on white females? Do the producers see them as “more worthy” victims? As profit-minded enterprisers, do they simply seek to capitalize on the gender compassion gap that generates more sympathy for female victims and hence draws more viewers and advertisers? Do they think sympathy for men is so deficient that TV viewers perceive male homicides as “Ho hum”? (There is less sympathy for men than women throughout our culture. See “The Boy Crisis,” a stunning book by Warren Farrell, to understand why.)

Or can I charge producers with the crime of operating while under the influence of ideological feminists?

The aim of these feminists, I believe, is to politicize murder as principally a crime against women. Once women’s “higher risk” is established in the collective eye, the feminists can justify demanding ever-increasing government funding to protect females, especially, it seems, white women, the safest group in America despite the notion of “a culture of violence against women,” a notion fueled largely by cable TV’s nightly parade of white female homicides.

Should I go out today?

Let’s tell the producers what we think about their biased programs!

(For more on how the media frighten American women, see the book, “Spin Sisters.”)


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One Response to Cable TV’s crime shows love white female homicide victims

  1. DonB says:

    Thank you for this article. While the feminists will likely ignore it and other similar reports and information, many people might not. The media has an agenda. It is to spread propaganda that is often false, biased, and sexist—hoping to capitalize on trumped-up pity for women while displaying hatred for males. Feminists stir up this process against males primarily because nature’ s objectivity didn’t make women dominant and men are getting blamed for it—as if males deliberately conspired to oppress women. We aren’t supposed to act bigoted, sexist, and with hatred, but feminists think they are exempt from the rules that they say are unfair. It seems it is unfair only when directed at women. However, in the name of justice, they think, whatever they do to men “equates” them with males. However, the very need for such special treatment flies in the face of women thinking they are equal. If equality is a concept not reflective of actual differences in reality in which men are supposed to “get it”, then why is it that women can’t “get” the concept of no-violence from them either when they abuse men? Apparently, only men are to grasp concepts; women get to feel and whatever they feel is just fine to them. However, as long as they portray this skewed version of equality, it will only serve for society to refrain from thinking women are equal. Would someone please tell those oblivious women to look in the mirror!


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