It didn’t take the liberal left and so-called “mainstream” media long to turn the Las Vegas attack into a rallying cry for gun control. A report from media watchdog Media Research Center notes that in the six days following the tragedy, Oct. 2-8, the big three networks filled the airwaves with a nonstop stream of anti-gun rhetoric.
NBC, CBS and ABC devoted 30 minutes and 17 seconds to arguing in favor of more gun control, while giving just 6 minutes and 27 seconds to the pro-gun-rights side—a ratio of 5 to 1. NBC led the way with a 10-to-1 ratio, followed by CBS with 4-to-1 and ABC at 3-to-1.
Instant exploitation of tragedy is something we’ve come to expect from major media networks, and the numbers bear it out. Time and time again, their biased “reporting” is less about serving up actual news than advancing a liberal agenda.