Sunday, December 28, 2014

Is a human life worth as much as this car?

Is a human life worth as much as this car?

You would think. But if a visitor from outer space might conclude the opposite after seeing how much coverage the murder of eight Philadelphians got a couple of weekends ago -- compared to the breathless coverage of the theft (and recovery) of a Lamborghini and a Bentley in East Falls this morning.

Unless he bought yesterday's Daily News and read this great package, anchored by this Stephanie Farr on the killing of a Philadelphia 17-year-old, Tremaine Rogers,

Philly's murder problem also inspired not one but two must-read columns by the Daily News' Helen Ubinas.

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Will Bunch, a senior writer at the Philadelphia Daily News, blogs about his obsessions, including national and local politics and world affairs, the media, pop music, the Philadelphia Phillies, soccer and other sports, not necessarily in that order.

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