Advocacy ‘journalism’ in wake of mass shootings serves only to erode trust in media

Advocacy ‘journalism’ in wake of mass shootings serves only to erode trust in media

[Ed. – Media’s credibility already at rock bottom.]

Our country is sadly becoming numb to these massacres. A monster guns down innocent people, the left blames guns, the right blames mental illness, Congress does nothing, and then we eventually move on until the next tragedy. Wash, rinse, repeat.

However, what’s becoming more and more concerning is how the media handles these devastating news stories.

There’s been an alarming trend of so-called “straight news” journalists not only taking a position in the gun debate — but becoming fierce gun control advocates themselves. CNN’s Chris Cuomo taunted Republicans, specifically Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senators Marco Rubio (FL) and Ted Cruz (TX) for appearing on Fox News instead of his show, asking “what are they afraid of?” when discussing gun control. Don Lemonliterally told those who don’t think gun control is the solution to “shut up.” MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle called out the “thoughts of prayers” of several Republicans, including President Trump, by listing all their campaign contributions from the NRA, the left’s go-to boogeyman after these shootings. Anderson Cooperblasted “the sameness” that came from politicians who receive donations from the NRAThe Washington Postused a similar tactic.

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