Throughout the course of the Burge trial, the Beachwood Reporter’s Steve Rhodes wrote obsessively about it, in part because of a perceived lack of attention given to the case by major media outlets (with the clear exception of WBEZ and Vocalo, which wisely employed John Conroy to cover it). While I’m grateful that he did so and don’t entirely disagree with the broader point, I’ve tried to emphasize my belief that there’s a greater problem in American media generally with regards to writing about torture, which greatly overshadows any coverage, or lack thereof, about Jon Burge.