Strawman: Victims or Collateral Damage?
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Why should anyone be surprised? Why, as law officers in Aurora, Colorado were still at the scene of the massacre, did ABC News attempt to link the Tea Party to the carnage? Why would a veteran reporter like Brian Ross go nationwide with the assumption that the shooter (name left out on purpose), according to Google, had joined the Tea Party within the last year. According to Google?
And why would political hack and Clinton butt-boy-turned-anchorman, George Stephanopoulas misquote the shooter’s mother, giving the impression that she knew her son had committed one of the country’s most horrible crimes?
Because—that’s who ABC NEWS is. It, along with the rest of the main stream media, is a collection of uninformed, left leaning, agenda driven hacks bent on doing whatever it can to paint the conservative movement in a negative light. And they’ve done it over and over again, and have been wrong every time.
We’ve since learned that the shooter had been living on a $26, 000 government grant, some of which he used to buy the materials used in the massacre. So, I guess that means you and I are accomplices.
Makes one wonder why ABC’s crack staff of journalists didn’t provide that nugget hours after the shooting? Oh wait, that’s because this is the same bunch who have yet to do anything with Fast and Furious. ABC’s new slug line should be, “If it’s happening at the White House, that’s news to us.”
So, we shouldn’t be surprised by the media’s coverage of the Aurora tragedy. But we should learn from it. And so should the media.
The media should learn that it’s the victims who are the story—not the shooter. The media should learn that you and I don’t care what the shooter thought or what compelled him to commit the crime. The media should learn that every time they mention his name or show his picture, there’s another one just like him out there wondering how he could become the next national center of attention. How many innocents would he have to kill to be on all the cable news outlets? Would 10 be enough? Would 25 be too many?
After decades, we still recognize the names of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer—but know nothing about their victims.
It’s time for all that to change. And the perfect time to start is right now. Don’t mention this creep’s name again—don’t show his picture—don’t interview his friends—leave his parents the hell alone. Put him away quickly, quietly and without fanfare.
America is tired of hearing about guys like this one. I know I am.