Four major news networks have not reported on a story of a 5-year-old white child who was allegedly shot in the head at point-blank range by a 25-year-old black man while he played in the street.
“Cannon Hinnant Say his name @CNN @NBCNews @CBSNews @ABC,” Jason Howerton of the Blaze tweeted, along with screenshots from four major news networks showing no coverage of the execution-style murder of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant. The Washington Examiner also confirmed the four networks’ result pages showed no coverage as of Wednesday.
Police believe convicted felon Darius Sessoms approached the young boy earlier this week and shot him in the head in front of his two young sisters in North Carolina. He had no apparent motive except for a family member’s theory that Hinnant rode his bicycle through Sessoms’s yard.
Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review pointed out the several felony convictions on Sessoms’s record and asked in an article, titled “Justice for 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant means locking up violent criminals,” why the alleged killer wasn’t locked up in the first place.
“Why aren’t Republican senators in North Carolina pushing endless legislation to toughen sentencing on gun and drug felons and parole violators who are almost always the sort of people who wind up committing these heinous acts?” Horowitz wrote in reference to the suspected killer’s criminal record. “Instead, both parties are obsessing about weakening our system even more under the guise of a racial inequality that is actually the other way around.”
Horowitz also asked why race was a prevalent issue in the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, but the death of Hinnant is ignored by national media outlets.
“In the new America that is driven by racial politics rather than justice, what do you think would happen if a white man killed a 5-year-old black boy on his bike execution-style, regardless of racial motivations?”