Media Watch: Mainstream Coverage of Rihanna and Chris

When news broke that 19-year-old R&B artist Chris Brown had been arrested by Los Angeles police Feb. 8 for allegedly attacking a woman in his car, the saga that unfolded was as predictable as a track on Billboard’s Top 10.

As speculated, the woman was revealed to be his pop-star girlfriend, Rihanna. On Feb. 19, a photograph of the star’s face covered in bruises was leaked and posted on gossip site and then reproduced across the Web. And the media frenzy that followed was predictably crass…

Read the full story by Andy Wright  here on AlterNet.



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