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The Witness (2015) by director James D. Solomon documents events surrounding the murder of Catherine Susan “Kitty” Genovese by Winston Moseley in 1964 in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, New York City. Narrated by Bill Genovese, the victim’s brother, the film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2016.

The New York Times’ Rosenthal, the Myth of the Bystander Effect

The ideals of journalism are facts, confirmed sources, and unbiased reporting. It should be the mission of every news source to adhere to these principles, but the reality is that human nature interferes—opinions, emotions, and personal agendas. Thus, we are surrounded by biased media who cherry-pick sources, manipulate narratives, and report with the intention to influence public opinion. As revealed in The Witness, the 2015 documentary film about the Kitty Genovese murder, the well-renowned The New York Times is not above such questionable means (Solomon, 2015).

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