There was another mass shooting in the United States tonight. A gunman opened fire in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, killing two people and himself. Fox News covered the event during most of the Hannity show. But at 11PM ET, Fox left the news to rerun the night's The O'Reilly Factor. CNN and MSNBC stayed with the story.
At 11:34 PM ET, CNN was carrying a press conference with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal live.
At 11:35 PM ET, MSNBC covered the breaking news.
But at 11:33 PM ET (or 8:33 PT) Fox News was discussing how host Kennedy got started in her news career.
Do you think Fox's apathy may have had something to do with the fact that the shooter was reported to be a white man? Let me know what you think.
Watch the mashup below, from late July 23, 2015.
From CNN: John Russell Houser apparently penned anti-government, anti-media blog posts.
Anti-government, eh? He was part of Fox’s target audience! No wonder they don’t want to talk about it!
I heard a report the other night about a FL gun shop owner who, after the Chattanooga, TN shootings, declared his business to be a Muslim-free zone. He said, “Now, I have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all patriots in my community,” Hallinan said in front of a Confederate flag. “And so effective immediately I’m declaring Florida Gun Supply a Muslim-free zone.”
So, using that same logic, after last night’s shooting and the Aurora, CO shooting, perhaps movie theaters should be declared white male-free zones? Just sayin’…
Shoot — I thought her start in news WAS on MTV . . .
Do you think Fox’s apathy may have had something to do with the fact that the shooter was reported to be a white man?
I think Fox’s apathy had EVERYTHING to do with the fact the shooter was reported to be a white man.
Had the shooter been a minority/immigrant/Muslim/all of the above, Fox would have been on the story nonstop, would have had one of the victims’ family members on for an interview, said how it was one more example of an “illegal” committing a crime, called for closing the border, and reiterated how we need to start profiling based on race and/or religion (while decrying the need for any gun regulations.)
Oh, and they would have made sure to blame President Obama . . .
I guess it was the former. Chalk another white shooter up for mental illness. Nothing for O’Loofah to see here. Hell, I’d rather hear about Kennedy’s start in news anyway, it must be more special than her career on MTV.