The saga of NFL former star Aaron Hernandez on trial for murder has received literally millions of news stories. Not bad for a local crime story, huh?

You might recall that a Washington Post reporter, when asked why she wasn’t covering the Gosnell trial, said it was merely a “local crime” story.

But Hernandez isn’t a local crime story apparently. The fall of the guy who was the second best tight end on his team is worthy of non-stop media attention.

Question for media: So by what criteria is a “local crime” story based? Please let me know.