Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Compare/Contrast: News Coverage

14 yr old boy accidentally/negligently shot by his father on the range. Father takes full responsibility.

Headline news on every major media source.

Over 4 dozen shot/half dozen killed over 4J weekend in Chicago, primarily criminal related.

Barely makes local news.

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1 comment:

Archer said...

A lot of the commentary on the father/son story strongly emphasizes that they are a homeschooling, Christian family, as if that has anything to do with it.

As the head of a homeschooling, Christian family, I'm not thrilled about being painted with the broad brush of irresponsibility, for what amounts to a freak accident*.

(* - As I understand it, the dad flinched at hot brass going down his shirt, stood, pointed the gun UP [i.e. NOT at his son], pulled the trigger when he flinched again trying to get the brass out - the bullet traveled UP, ricocheted off the ceiling/timbers [read: performed a near-180-degree turn at 3000 fps], and struck the boy. Somewhat preventable, but still: Freak. Accident.)