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Earlier this month, a man with connections to a violent gang and a history of crime allegedly stabbed multiple people one night in Manhattan. The New York Times covered the incident, barely, even though it occurred in the paper's own city.
When the Times reported on the incident, it gave little information about the man who allegedly stabbed multiple people, killing a Columbia University graduate student. The Daily Wire is not naming the suspect due to company policy. The alleged perpetrator was mentioned just once by the Times:
The police arrested [the suspect], 25, of Manhattan, in the attacks and charged him on Friday with murder, attempted murder, assault, attempted assault and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He had been found in Central Park, and the police said that he had been menacing a third man with a knife.
The suspect has been charged with stabbing and killing Columbia graduate student Davide Giri. As the Times reported:
The student, Davide Giri, was traveling home from soccer practice just before 11 p.m. when he was stabbed in the abdomen about two blocks from his apartment building, the police and friends said. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead...
Mr. Giri, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science who was expected to graduate in May, had begun working as a research assistant at Columbia around 2016, after studying at schools in Italy and Chicago, according to his personal website.
The New York Post's article on the crime included much more information about the suspect, including allegations that he stabbed someone else the night before Giri was killed and attempted to stab a couple. From the Post:
[The suspect] is charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly attacking Italian tourist Roberto Malaspina about 20 minutes later.
A police official said that a witness described the accused stabber as "jumping around - happy" after the attack...
Witnesses told cops that Malaspina's assailant ran into Central Park, where lawyer Gregory Johnson, 30, said that a man came up behind him and his girlfriend as they were walking his dog, Peanut - and swung a kitchen knife at him without saying a word...
[The suspect] has been busted 11 times since 2012 on charges including robbery and assault, and was on supervised release from prison for beating a man and slashing his face in 2013.
He is also being investigated for the stabbing of another tourist - this one from Germany - fewer than 24 hours before Thursday night's bloodshed, sources said.
Because Giri and the tourist were both from Italy, the story has been picked up in the Italian press, and at least one well-known Italian journalist is not happy with the way the Times covered the story. In an op-ed, journalist Federico Rampini accused the Times of leaving out details of the suspect's crimes for ideological reasons. The American Conservative published an English version of Rampini's op-ed:
The newspaper's interest, and the investigative vigor put into the field, would have been different if the parties had been reversed. That is, if the victim had been African-American and the murderer a white man; all the more so if that white man had been a member of some organization that preaches and practices violence, for example a right-wing militia. The tragedy would have made the front page, a team of reporters would have been mobilized to investigate the murderer's background, history, and motivations.
The New York Times has chosen a reticence that borders on self-censorship, consistent with the editorial line of recent years. The canons of American journalism have been twisted, particularly during the Donald Trump years when it became a boast in progressive media newsrooms to practice "resistance journalism." The search for balance or impartiality was considered a weakness: the end justifies the means.
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