Thursday, August 16, 2012
Mainstream Media Ignors Shooters ties with LGBT
On CBS Evening News, substitute anchor Bob Schieffer offered 20 seconds: “A gunman opened fire today at the Washington headquarters of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobbying group. The man shot a security guard in the arm before that guard and others tackled him, and he was arrested. Police say that the suspect made negative comment about the council's work just before the shooting.”
Does anyone believe that under the same circumstances -- hostile ideological shooter captured after security guard only shot in the arm -- a conservative nut attacking a gay activist group or abortion advocacy group would draw just 20 seconds? (For one example, a quick Nexis search reminds me CBS This Morning offered a full story from Wichita on August 20, 1993, after late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller was shot in both arms.)
On both NBC and CBS, the FRC brief was followed by a full story promoting President Obama’s new deferral program for illegal alien "Dream Act" students. NBC gave that two minutes, CBS two minutes and fifty seconds.
Posted by Hollywood at 11:37 AM