Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, marched into the Family Research Center with a gun and serious ammunition, denounced FRC's policy positions and shot a security guard in the arm before being subdued. Another hate crime, but this time against, perhaps, the pre-eminent pro-family organization in America. CBS gave the story 20 seconds. NBC spent 17 seconds.
Imagine a volunteer for the Family Research Council marching into some gay group's headquarters with a gun, and after shouting his opposition to the homosexual agenda, opened fire and wounded a guard before being subdued. Never mind evening news. This would be breaking news! and for days there would be seemingly endless coverage of continued conservative hatred.
These networks are aiding and abetting liberal violence by refusing to identify it as liberal violence. Whether it's vandalism at Chick-fil-A or rapes in Occupy Wall Street camps, these networks simply cannot find "news" in liberal violence of any kind.
One can easily imagine how the national media elite justify their decision to spike the story. No one was killed or in danger of dying. There are dozens of shootings a day in the D.C. area; this is just one more. We have more important things to cover. Both CBS and NBC spent more than two minutes promoting team Obama's "DREAM Act" amnesty for students. NBC devoted two minutes and 45 seconds to a Chelsea Clinton story on orphaned baby elephants in Africa.
These same media outlets pounce on allegations of conservative hatred, even when there isn't a scintilla of evidence. The Oklahoma City bombing was caused by hatred from right-wing talk radio. The Aurora, Colo., killer was a member of the tea party. So, too, was the man who shot Gabby Giffords. On and on it goes; and over and over it turns out not to be true.
ABC led "World News" with the story on the FRC shooting and saluted the heroic security guard for saving the FRC from a mass shooting in their offices. They were the exception.
Our taxpayer-funded media were silent. The "PBS NewsHour" offered nothing. It did have time to announce, "About four million Bumbo baby seats are being recalled because infants can fall out of them." NPR offered no story on "All Things Considered" on Wednesday night but did find time to report on cheating at a national Scrabble tournament. NPR also skipped it on Thursday's "Morning Edition" but covered the riveting story of "inter-tribal cattle violence" in South Sudan.