Newtown, Gun Control, And The MSM`s Continuing Ability To Shape The Narrative

A couple of times today, in the wake of the appalling school shootings in Newtown CT, I`ve found myself talking to politically-aware individuals who are genuinely surprised to hear that there have been several instances where mass killings have been stopped because private citizens intervened with their own, legal, guns. (Instapundit`s Glenn Reynolds discusses two such cases here).

This is of course because these stories do not fit the Main Stream Media`s pro-gun control narrative and so go down the Orwellian Memory Hole. And it`s a chilling example of the MSM`s ability to shape the consciousness of even sophisticated (and highly suspicious) people.

Similarly, at VDARE.com, we regularly report on what we call “Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome“—the fact that a disproportionate number of these atrocities are committed by immigrants. One case is the only school shooting that now exceeds Newtown: Virginia Tech, where the killer was a Korean immigrant. Yet this phenemonon is never mentioned in the MSM, with the result that most Americans are completely unaware of it. (That`s why you should give, tax-deductibly, to support VDARE.com).

The Newtown killings, it appears, are not an example of IMMS. As we have said repeatedly, alas, mass murder is not a job Americans won`t do.

That`s precisely the point.