Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Mass Shooting Alert! May Is For Mass Shootings Edition

I try to keep track of mass shootings but it is a daunting task as most of the incidents that qualify as "mass shootings" don't make the national news. Turns out a group, probably an anti-2nd Amendment outfit, has a pretty good directory of mass shootings and reports that the month of May saw an enormous number of mass shootings:



There were 59 mass shootings in May.

59?!

How many people heard about even a fraction of those? I pay close attention and I didn't recognize more than a handful of them.

The reason you don't hear about these shootings is what I have been saying forever:

Blacks shooting blacks isn't newsworthy.

...and...

Black Lives Matter only when they can be leveraged for political advantage.

It is as simple as that.

There are still news stories that reference mass shootings that happened years ago because the shooter was white or sometimes because they used a scary looking weapon. Meanwhile mass shootings happen every day in America and the media intentionally looks the other way.

Ask yourself why the media only covers a small percentage of mass shootings and why the media chooses to ignore the vast majority of mass shootings.

Then think about how that fits into other events like the "protests" that are happening right now and how the media is covering them.

The pattern will show itself. What are you going to do about it?

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