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Monday, December 21, 2015

Liberal Media Slants Shooting Story

After the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, President Obama was quick to respond with politicized calls for stricter gun control, just has he has done with previous American tragedies. This attempt to gain political capital from a tragic loss of life completely ignores major facts surrounding the incident. The liberal media helps his agenda by ignoring these facts too. One fact that is being ignored is the fact that the people directly touched by the shooting are strongly opposed to more gun restrictions, even in the wake of this terrible incident. Jared Newman, a student who was at the college at the time of the shooting, plans to arm himself before going back to class. He said “Knowing that there are responsible gun owners on campus will make me feel safer.” The sheriff where the college is located sent a letter to Vice President Biden after the Newtown shooting in 2013 saying that further gun control would be “irresponsible and an indisputable insult to the American people.” Clearly, guns are not something that the citizens of Roseburg plan to give up anytime soon.

Another fact being ignored by the liberal media is that the gunman specifically targeted Christians in his attack. J.J. Vicari, a survivor, described how the shooter would point a gun at people and ask if they were a Christian. If they answered yes, they were shot in the head; if they answered no, they were shot in the leg. If the shooter had been targeting Muslims or minorities, there is no doubt that the liberal media would have highly publicized that fact to further their liberal agenda. Americans need to beware of bias in reporting. All Americans should be smart about how they read and listen to the news so we can be smart about how we should react to the news.

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