The mainstream media is slanted, biased, prejudiced and has its own agenda. Ashley Herzog has been a journalist for years and therefore wasn’t surprised when the MSM derided Wayne LaPierre’s sound bite – “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” – by trying to turn it into a laugh line. It isn’t working. Here’s why:
As someone who went to journalism school and has worked in media for years, I’m used to this. Left-leaning editors and reporters declare what “everyone” knows and “everyone” thinks, while pretending to be objective. Their preferred method of slanting the news is covering stories that bolster their worldview while completely ignoring others. Because whether the “good guy” is a police officer or a private citizen, LaPierre’s statement is absolutely true—and several incidents ignored by the media prove it.
I’ve written about this here and here and it’s nice to see her agree with me: good guys or gals with guns end threats. But it’s like a tree falling down in the forest: if no one is there to report it, no one knows about it.
Here’s Herzog on the Mayan 14 theatre “failed massacre” that the media ignored:
Two days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a San Antonio man burst into the Mayan 14 movie theater and began shooting, “sending panicked moviegoers rushing to exits and ducking for cover,” according to MySanAntonio.com. But instead of becoming the next James Holmes, the suspect was shot by an off-duty cop. Unlike the Aurora theater shooting, the incident ended with only two wounded—thanks to a good guy with a gun.
The MSM’s deliberate ignorance is proved by its failure to report other similar incidents:
When most Americans hear “school shooting,” they think Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook. They’re all incidents where the gunmen took a dozen lives or more.
We rarely think of Edinboro, Pennsylvania; Pearl, Mississippi; or the Appalachian School of Law. Why? School shootings there were all halted by good guys with guns. They also had dramatically lower death tolls—one, two, and three, respectively.
Who ever heard about these? I didn’t, and I consider myself fairly well read on the matter.
Like I say, if a tree falls down in the forest… Thanks, Ashley, for doing your part in helping people to hear better.