FOX NEWS TELLS VIEWERS AN UNLOCKED SIDE DOOR TO BLAME FOR NASHVILLE SCHOOL SHOOTING
Reporting the news takes a certain ability to be flexible with information delivery. Context is everything. But that being said, if a purported news agency -say, like Fox News- wants to destroy all context to maintain a political position -say, like being against gun control- then context is exactly what has to be thoroughly removed. This time, their flexibility would make a contortionist shatter into pieces. In their coverage of the latest school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee yesterday, Fox News made sure that their reporting totally, absolutely made it clear to their viewers that it was a side door that was to blame: not guns!
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BLAMING THE SIDE DOOR DOESN’T EXPLAIN 128 MASS SHOOTINGS IN JUST 86 DAYS
Currently, the United States has now weathered 128 mass shootings in 86 days. As you can see, the first number being bigger than the second means more than one mass shooting a day. I’d review the list to see how many of them were school shootings, but if I do this will be a totally nonfunctional rant. But yesterday’s shooting at the private elementary school shooting in Nashville now tallies 7 dead with the latest reports. 3 of those killed were only 9 years old. The shooter was a former student, a 28-year-old woman and former student of the school. It seems that she accessed the school via an unlocked side door.
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IT’S THE LEGAL SIDE DOOR TO OBTAINING GUNS THAT IS THE ACTUAL, NATIONAL PROBLEM
But that side door is what Fox News wants their viewers to focus on. And, well, that will likely work. Fox said, “From what I understand, a side door was unlocked — that seems to be a common pattern in many of these shooting. If we can lock the side doors, and make sure the schools are secure, hopefully we can avoid these tragedies going forward.” Indeed, all these mass shootings at schools are surely to be blamed on unlocked doors. It certainly doesn’t have anything at all to do with the often-multiple guns the shooters had easy, legal access to.