Media dedicate 6 times more coverage to gorilla death than ISIS beheadings of Christians

A new study by the indefatigable Media Research Center (MRC) has revealed that mainstream media devoted some six times as much air time to covering the recent death of Harambe the gorilla than they did to the gruesome Islamic State decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians on a Libyan beach in 2015.

On February 12, 2015, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a report in their online magazine Dabiq showing photos of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian construction workers that they had kidnapped in the city of Sirte, Libya, and whom they threatened to kill to “avenge the [alleged] kidnapping of Muslim women by the Egyptian Coptic Church”.

ABC, CBS and NBC have dedicated 1 hour, 28 minutes and 17 seconds of news coverage to Harambe since he was shot dead on May 28. In contrast, just 14 minutes and 30 seconds have been spent on the 21 Egyptian Christians murdered by ISIS in Libya since February 2015.

(Il Foglio, Christian Today)