Eritrean Murders Child – An Unusual Media Cycle

Yesterday, in the city of Frankfurt, a man pushed a woman and her child in front of a train. The eight-year old died. It was not the only murder of its kind and it is a case the media would normally wish to hide: The murderer was from Africa! Why does this case defy the usual media propaganda approach? The reason lies in the propaganda logic itself. We are used to narratives being enhanced with children involvement. When a child is involved in a story at this point, the industry cannot revert cause and sideline it anymore. They fear the “exploitation” by the political right.

Source Frankfurt case:
https://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2019-07/hauptbahnhof-frankfurt-kind-getoetet-ice-faq

Source Duisburg case:
https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/panorama/kriminalitaet/id_86129470/voerde-in-nrw-mann-schubst-frau-vor-einfahrenden-zug-haftbefehl-.html

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