Don’t let the media fool you into thinking that Ryan’s speech pulled in low ratings. A convention held in 2012 is not going to have the same ratings as a convention held in 2008. If you watched any part of the 2012 RNC over the internet, then you already know why.
From a reasonable point of view, a racist attack on an RNC speaker should be more newsworthy than a racist attack on a nameless camerawoman. The complete lack of media coverage of the first event combined with extensive coverage of the second event reminds us once again that the media is not opposed to racism, it selectively exploits racism to promote its political agenda.