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Doubling Down on Anti-Gun News

jillparish Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 1:54 PM
And the news outlets still shout out "Fair and Balanced". I heard about the school shooting over and over and over..... but what happened to the story about the mother who saved her children shooting from where they were hiding, terribly scared for their lives up in the attic. She had her husband on the phone who was talking to the police during this terrifying situation and the bad guy lost. HEY EVERYBODY - THE BAD GUY LOST!!!!!! What happened to that story - oops

Everyone can imagine the horror of a madman shooting up an elementary school, especially the horror of losing your six-year-old in the melee. But at some point, the news media's wallowing in Newtown reminds one of Don Henley's satirical song "Dirty Laundry," and how the anchors' eyes gleam through plane-crash news because "it's interesting when people die; we love dirty laundry."

The "O" word that defines the media at times like these isn't "objective." It's "opportunistic."

To be sure, the "news" manufacturers aren't hoping for a school shooting. But that doesn't mean they aren't ready to exploit it. Newsweek columnist...