The news media loves to talk about guns, just not when they're used to save lives. Take for instance the fear mongering over 3D printed guns that took over network and cable news coverage last week, or the coverage of the tragic fatal shooting that took place over a parking spot dispute in Florida a few weeks back. But this past weekend, a major mass shooting that could have ended in numerous casualties and injuries was prevented by a good guy with a gun, and the liberal networks had nothing to say about it.
Over the weekend, CNN host Ana Cabrera did something one doesn't see often her network -- the CNN weekend anchor actually devoted a full report to the dangers of the MS-13 gang in the United States, noting that it has taken advantage of the influx of unaccompanied minors into the U.S. and pressures them into joining.
On Thursday, Pope Francis amended an element of Catholic doctrine that governed the church’s view of the death penalty. It went from being a punishment reserved for the most stringent of circumstances to not being permissible at all. Of course, the liberal media were eager to seize on the change to browbeat pro-life conservatives for not being pro-life enough if they supported the way it was. CNN’s Chris Cuomo did exactly that during that night’s Prime Time.
On Wednesday's New Day show, CNN host Alisyn Camerota not surprisingly showed a double standard in pressing conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum from the left on the issue of separating families who cross the border illegally, while going softer on Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal in a later segment. Camerota not only misinformed Santorum and CNN viewers by claiming that legal asylum seekers are separated from their children, but she also tried to shame the conservative former Senator for blaming the parents for the plight of their children by demanding: "Rick, does that make you able to sleep better at night, to blame the parents?"
“If it wasn't for my artwork and God, there's no way we'd be having this conversation right now.” I'm in Colorado on a three-way phone call with Valentino Dixon, inmate No. 91B1615 at New York's Wende Correctional Facility, and his 27-year-old daughter, Tina Dixon, a first-grade teacher in Ohio. Faith, family and drawing -- golf courses, jazz musicians, landscapes -- have kept him alive and sane behind bars.
3D printable guns are the catalyst for the next 9/11, or so says CNN Legal & National Security Analyst, Asha Rangappa. In the most recent bout of hysteria surrounding blueprints for the weapons being available to the public, liberals are doubling down any way they can.
On Tuesday morning, FNC continued to update viewers on the case of an illegal immigrant from Haiti, Wisner Desmaret, with a past criminal record who murdered a Florida police officer after managing to avoid deportation for years. The other networks continued to ignore the story even as ABC and CBS ran full reports on Tuesday morning on the case of Thurman Blevins, who was killed recently by Minneapolis police.
On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Vladimir Duthiers put on display the latest example of how the dominant liberal media are fixated on the narrative that when police officers shoot and kill suspects, it is primarily blacks who are affected, in spite of statistics finding that there are about twice as many whites as blacks killed by police each year. In a report detailing the recent shooting death of Thurman Blevins by Minneapolis police, Duthiers omitted Justine Damond, a white woman, from the list of those killed in recent years by Minneapolis police, even though she was killed more recently than Jamar Clark or Philando Castile, who were killed in 2015 and 2016.
After Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller passed away over the weekend because of injuries sustained when he was shot on duty a week earlier, FNC's Fox and Friends ran updates on the sad news on both Sunday and Monday morning as the other networks ignored the story. FNC also informed viewers that the killer, Wisner Desmaret, is an illegal immigrant with a previous criminal record who was never deported.
On Monday's CBS This Morning, during a sympathetic interview with the makers of a film on the killing of Trayvon Martin and the impact of Stand Your Ground laws on blacks, co-host Alex Wagner at one point misleadingly tied in a recent Washington Post report finding that over 70 percent of unsolved murders over the past decade have involved a victim who was black.
On Sunday's PoliticsNation, during a discussion of recent high-profile cases of blacks who have been killed by whites, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson declared that such behavior has been "empowered" by a "white nationalist, white supremacist presidency," adding that "It is a daily danger to live life as a black person in this country."
Over the past week, there have been three police officers attacked and killed in the line of duty in separate incidents -- all of which were covered by Fox and Friends. But CNN's flagship morning show, New Day, only spent 11 seconds total on just one of the killings. By contrast, on Saturday morning, the weekend edition of the show managed to devote more time to an embarrassing incident in which a distracted police officer in Missouri recklessly drove into a bicyclist while using his phone.