Anti-Gun Media Bias Evident After Clackamas Mall Shooting

Last Tuesday, an armed man began firing shots at the Clackamas Town Center mall near Portland, Ore.  By the time the incident ended, the shooter had killed two and wounded a third.  But did you hear why the shooter stopped shooting others and killed himself?  Not unless you tuned in to local television station KGW.

On Friday, they broadcast a story, Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter, about Nick Meli, a 22-year-old concealed carry permit holder who drew his Glock .22 on the shooter and, he thinks, prompted the shooter to take his own life.  This sequence of events proved accurate what I wrote the same day in my post, Connecticut School Shooting Provokes Much Thought.

But did many people hear about it?  No.

I ran a Google search of the terms, “concealed carry”, “Nick Meli” and clackamas as well as several three-letter news network acronyms (i.e., abc, cbs, nbc, cnn, fox).  Sadly, my search produced only four results, none of which revealed evidence of coverage by any mainstream media outlets.

Google ClackamasDoes media bias — or, more specifically, anti-gun bias — exist in the mainstream media?  You betcha!

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice, a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, The CLAPPER MEMO, is coming soon.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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