MSM silent after Dem lawmaker’s gun accidentally discharges

MSM silent after Dem lawmaker’s gun accidentally discharges

If a Ruger LCP semi-automatic is accidentally fired inside the office of a Kentucky state representative, will it make a sound? Not in the mainstream media — and especially not if the gun’s owner is a Democrat.

The story of Rep. Leslie Combs’s accidental discharge on Jan. 8 was picked up by The Blaze, a conservative outlet, and did find its way on to the Associated Press wire. But it escaped the attention of ABC, CBS, and NBC despite the fact Combs thought the gun was empty when she fired it — a detail that would ordinarily have the three major TV networks positively salivating.

The story was picked up by the New York Times, albeit a week late, and even then relegated to the back pages.

Somehow, you get the distinct sense that the MSM’s silence was selective — that if the incident had had happened in the office of a GOP lawmaker, the moral indignation would be palpable.


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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