Government news manipulation

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Government news manipulation
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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 4:59pm

Psychological control. The government monopolize the news release.

They beat the drum to report every shooting after Sandy Hook case, but neglect one if it won't benefit their goal.

Media Quiet about San Antonio theater shooting

On Sunday Decmber 17, 2012, 2 days after the CT SHOOTING, A MAN WENT to a restaurant in San Antonio to kill his X-girlfriend. After he shot her, most of the people in the restaurant fled next door to a theater. The gunman followed them and entered the theater so he could shoot more people. He started shooting and people in the theater started running and screaming. It’s like the Aurora, Co theater story plus a restaurant.

Now aren’t you wondering why this isn’t a lead story in the national media along with the school shooting?

There was an off duty county deputy at the theater. She pulled out her gun and shot the man 4 times before he had a chance to kill anyone. So since this story makes the point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, the media is treating it like it never happened.

Only the local media covered it. The city is giving her a medal next week.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/sanantonio.asp 

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 1:35am

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dragowoman

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Registered: 08-26-2012
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 4:22pm

I doubt that many people have an issue with a trained officer having a gun.  However every joe schmoe may not be preferable.  If there were someway to guarantee that they would always be responsible or reasonable then it wouldn't be so bad but think of the people you come into contact on daily basis.  Just driving to work I see people that do stupid and dangerous things and that's just with their car.  And what's odd, you have more restrictions to owning a car than you do a gun.  Logically that doesn't make sense.  I will agree with you about the media highlighting the recent gun violence, but that's probably something we should have been doing anyway.  After all, these are mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters to someone and mulitple people die in gun related deaths every day.  Regardless anecdotal stories aren't very valid to make a point whether it is the media or against the media.  Yearly statistics are hard to argue against, and to be honest, they do not favor the gun lobby's position.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Sat, 03-09-2013 - 9:15pm

I don't remember anyone suggesting that an untrained Joe Schmoe be given a gun and told to defend a school.  And you mention seeing people do stupid and dangerous things with their cars every day...and yet, the folks on the left aren't screaming about regulating cars or raising the driving age to 25 or reducing driving speeds to under 20mph.  The hypocrisy is staggering.

Btw, what do the "yearly statistics" actually say that doesn't favor the "people's right to keep and bear arms?"

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Registered: 04-20-2012
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 10:44am

I think it's important to note the rest of the article that you linked to:

*  Some of the details in the example at the head of this article appear to be inaccurate: news reports that Garcia didn't shoot his ex-girlfriend (she wasn't even at the restaurant at the time) & it yet isn't clear whether he was deliberately intending  to shoot innocent victims at the theater (as the gunman did in the July 2012 Aurora Colorad theatre shooting)

As the article goes on to say, the story received little coverage because it didn't include any of the factors that typically propel such stories from local to national news: it wasn't a particularly horrific crime, it did not involve deaths or the wonding of large numbers of people, it featured no prominent people, it was a shooting incident in which a single person was injured.

Why didn't you note any of these possible other reasons as to why it wasn't covered instead of just jumping to the conclusion that it was "government news manipulation"? 

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Registered: 08-26-2012
Thu, 06-06-2013 - 5:04pm
Hypocrisy?? My point was that cars are already regulated. You have to be 16 before you can drive, you have to get insurance, you have to pass a test to get a license, you have to register your car, and there are some restrictions on when younger drivers can drive and with whom, etc. Are you kidding or did you just miss my point completely? And the yearly statistics are the thousands of people who die each year. If some woman accidentally drops her legally concealed weapon when she is searching in her purse for something and it misfires and kills me, which right outweighs the other, her right to bear arms or my right to live. Real life example by the way.