Santa Fe School Shooting
Despite the fact that Friday’s alleged gunman in the despicable high school shooting in Santa Fe, TX used his father’s shotgun and .38 caliber revolver, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews shepherded through a discourteous opening panel of Democratic Congressman Joaquín Castro (TX), Moms Demand Action leader Shannon Watts, and Parkland, FL teacher Greg Pittman that showed an inability to grasp facts but rather an ability to hurl insults.
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta found himself largely on the sidelines during his network’s Friday afternoon coverage of the horrifying high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. But when he was given a chance to swoop in, he lamented the lack of support from President Trump for “any kind of substantial gun-control measures.” Of course, Acosta failed to provide any evidence for how passing gun confiscation or control measures would put an end to school shootings like those in Texas and Parkland, FL.
Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured.
Moments after another school shooting, this time in Santa Fe, TX (between Galveston and Houston) on Friday, CNN.com regurgitated a dubious interactive article claiming that there have been 22 school shootings in 2018. Not only did CNN’s count not follow the congressionally-backed definition of a mass shooting, while their examples did all occur on a school campus, many were beyond the realm of conventional wisdom or any wisdom at all.
During MSNBC’s breaking news coverage of Friday’s Texas school shooting, former ATF agent and NBC News law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh took time to attack President Trump for commenting on the tragedy at a White House event, dismissing those remarks of sympathy for the victims as “empty words” since the President had not pushed for gun control.