Mark Brown:

“Some readers, viewers and listeners, however, believe they have detected a pattern all right: that all it takes to make news on the North Side is a mugging while on the South Side it pretty much requires somebody getting killed, and even then, there has to be a sympathetic victim or other extenuating circumstances.”

FWIW, the Guardian has taken an interest (via the Windy Citzen). Anyway, Steve Rhodes:

“My God, for how many decades are we going to pose this as a question?”

That’s easy: infinity decades. But if we’re going to pose the question, might as well pose an answer, which Brown doesn’t really do. Here’s an economic one.