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Author Topic: Why you're not hearing more about that mass shooting in Fresno  (Read 278 times)

Offline TheHarleyB

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Why you're not hearing more about that mass shooting in Fresno
« on: November 27, 2019, 08:36:12 AM »
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With ten people shot and four killed, this obviously meets the media’s current definition of a mass shooting. So where was the outrage? Where were the calls for new gun control laws? How did this tragedy turn into a non-story?

First of all, the victims were all adult males from the Hmong community. And while police said they didn’t find any ties to gang activity among the victims, they were looking into a recent “disturbance” between some of them and members of one of the local Hmong gangs. (Fresno has had problems with gang violence, including Hmong groups, for quite a while now.)
Another factor is the fact that police reported the assailants using semiautomatic handguns. The event was reportedly over pretty quickly, so they probably weren’t using collections of extended magazines.

In other words, this mass shooting is uninteresting to much of the media because it fails all the normal tests and doesn’t fit in with the narrative. Had the men at least been using “assault rifles” they might have merited a bit more coverage. But those events are vanishingly rare because most gang members are well aware that it’s tough to hide a long gun when walking down the street to attack someone or while fleeing the scene afterward.

Further, if initial reports prove accurate, this was an incident of adult Asian people shooting other adult Asian people. And most of the press has about as much interest in that story as one where black gang members are shooting other black people. In short… basically none. It’s reminiscent of the Bunny Friend Park shooting in New Orleans back in 2015. It was the second-largest mass shooting of the year in the United States.

article at https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/11/19/youre-not-hearing-mass-shooting-fresno/

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Why you're not hearing more about that mass shooting in Fresno
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Offline JamesCollins

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Re: Why you're not hearing more about that mass shooting in Fresno
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2020, 09:13:20 PM »
News is to sell stories. If. Virus is more catchy then that’s what the news will cover