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Media Bias in Charlie Thrash’s guardianship case: headline example

Before delving into the quality, scope and accuracy of the journalism contained in the article now-retired Bexar County Courthouse beat reporter John MacCormack, chose to employ in this one of several articles he wrote for the Express-News in Charlie’s guardianship case, let’s just look at the different headlines that the average reader is probably not going to ever notice, or be informed of, that points to the Express-News’ bias in Charlie’s case.

Using an old sleight-of-hand that’s been around since paper & ink went the way of the horse & buggy, Editors will frequently give the same article, different headlines, depending upon article placement.

We’ll be covering more on San Antonio Express-News’ obvious bias in their coverage of Charlie’s case in future posts on this blog, but in the meantime, contemplate: How many people have gotten the wrong impression – whether they were online or print readers – about Charlie’s case, because of media bias?

Also, what damage has been caused by the San Antonio Express-News and its reporter John MacCormack’s biased coverage of Charlie Thrash’s guardianship case?

The answers will become obvious as we examine the omissions and outright misstatements that John MacCormack chose to include in his reporting, while omitting any exculpatory evidence of Laura that was presented to the court, as well as evidence of judicial overreach and conflicts of interest of which the Express-News never informed the public.

Stay tuned.

April 13, 2019 San Antonio Express-News frontpage placement and its print-version headline for John MacCormack's article in Charlie Thrash's case
April 13, 2019 San Antonio Express-News frontpage placement and its print-version headline for John MacCormack's article in Charlie Thrash's case
April 13, 2019 San Antonio Express-News continuing, page 8, print-version of John MacCormack's article in Charlie Thrash's case
April 13, 2019 San Antonio Express-News continuing, page 8, print-version of John MacCormack's article in Charlie Thrash's case
April 12, 2019 San Antonio Express-News headline for John MacCormack's article in Charlie Thrash's case
April 12, 2019 San Antonio Express-News headline for John MacCormack's article in Charlie Thrash's case
April 12, 2019 San Antonio Express-News headline for John MacCormack's article in Charlie Thrash's case, 2nd screenshot.
April 12, 2019 San Antonio Express-News headline for John MacCormack's article in Charlie Thrash's case, 2nd screenshot.

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