In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Texas, CNN has seemed to put their narrative ahead of everything else. During its coverage of the crime, CNN repeated gun violence statistics, but inflated the definition of “school shootings” to make them seem wildly more common than they are.
From Western Journal:
“There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year,” the outlet declared in a headline on Friday.
“We’re only 20 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 22 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed,” CNN continued. “That averages out to more than 1 shooting a week.”
That’s a lot — especially when you imagine each of those incidents being equivalent to the shocking attacks in Parkland, Florida, or Santa Fe, Texas.
But there’s a problem: Those numbers are exaggerated, purposely padded to give a false impression of a mass-shooting crime wave that doesn’t exist.
That’s exactly what journalist Tiffany Craig at KHOU11 News in Houston brilliantly pointed out over the weekend. Breaking down the Texas incident and related claims, she separated the facts from fiction and exaggeration … or as we used to call it, did actual journalism.
“Social media has been abuzz today with this,” Craig said. “The first one is this information that there were 18 school shootings in 2018. This number, 18, is notmass shootings like what you’re seeing today here in Santa Fe.”
— Tiffany KHOU ???????????????????????????????????? (@TiffanyKHOU) May 18, 2018
Most news networks will report as honestly as possible using information that they can gather, but it seems that CNN is hellbent on reporting only whatever information they can’t slant, skew, or outright make up all together. They’re getting more and more desperate, and more and more pathetic.