Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The mainstream media have been hoodwinked by the NRA and FOX NEWS who have sidetracked the reason behind the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting into a discussion over mental illness, arming teachers, video games, violent movies and television shows instead of the real culprit which is plain and simple: GUNS.
Like a well-oiled political campaign, the NRA and FOX NEWS have shifted the discussion to people who suffer from mental illness and whether school teachers should be allowed to carry guns into school.
FOX NEWS has been quick to point out how video games and violent movies and television shows are the real reason why Adam Lanza grabbed a Bushmaster assault rifle, two Glok pistols and hundreds of rounds of ammunition and busted into the Sandy Hook Elementary school and carried out his massacre.
Media reports indicate Lanza fired anywhere from three to eleven bullets into the small bodies of the 20 school children ages six and seven. He reloaded the Bushmaster assault rifle three times with 30 round clips before taking one of the handguns and putting it to his own head and committing suicide.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media are like lemmings and they follow the lead of the NRA and FOX NEWS into the sea and drown in a pool of confusion, which is exactly what the NRA and FOX NEWS wants to happen.
Everytime there is a mass shooting, the NRA and FOX NEWS trot out the same routine and shift the attention away from any kind of gun control to topics like mental illness, arming teachers, video games, movies and television or the need for more conceal and carry permits.
The air waves are filled with psychiatric experts and school administrators and each of them provide some cockamamie reason why Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree in Connecticut killing 20 young children, six adults and his mother.
The NRA and FOX NEWS are pros at distracting people away from the real culprit in any mass shooting and that is guns.
Just yesterday, Rupert Murdoch, who owns FOX NEWS, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and scores of other media outlets, issued an edict to anyone who works for any media outlet in his empire to not bring up the subject of gun control.
President Obama has vowed to take action, but as each day passes since the horrific massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school, the NRA and FOX become more firmly entrenched by hoodwinking the media and public into thinking Adam Lanza carried out his murder spree because of mental illness, video games, movies or television.
When is the mainstream media going to wake up and realize the real problem is the proliferation of guns in America and not any of side show issues the NRA and FOX NEWS are "selling" to an unsuspecting public?
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 3:04 PM
NBC NEWS Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and his team have been released unharmed after they were captured five days ago in Syria.
You can read the full report here and see video: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/18/15985279-richard-engel-and-nbc-news-team-freed-from-captors-in-syria?lite
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 10:42 AM