Though the mainstream media largely ignored the incident almost as soon as it happened, our readers are no doubt aware of the mass shooting that took place at a church in Tennessee in late September that killed one innocent woman and wounded six other people.
According to WREG, the gunman was identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, a refugee from Sudan, who may have been motivated to commit his horrific act as a form of retaliation for the race-based mass shooting at a black church by a white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015.
That suspected motive for the crime was surmised by law enforcement officials after they discovered a note in the shooter’s vehicle that referenced the tragic 2015 slaying of innocent black church-goers by a hateful young man.
The Associated Press, who have not personally seen the note but had been read portions by authorities speaking anonymously, reported that law enforcement believed it was fairly certain the 2015 Charleston shooting played some sort of role in Samson’s attempted massacre.
Samson, who was wearing a mask and tactical vest, shot and killed a woman in the parking lot before entering the Burnett Chapel Church of Christ and opening fire on the gathered congregation with a .40 caliber handgun. He has been charged with murder and a civil rights investigation has been opened by the Justice Department.
Pro-gun media outlet Bearing Arms noted that it was a good guy with a gun who ultimately stopped the shooting, in this case an usher who wrestled with the shooter and caused him to shoot himself, later producing his own firearm and holding the now-injured murderer at gunpoint until police arrived.
However, the bulk of the article dealt with wondering why the media basically ignored such a major story, noting other mass shootings in the past that were dwelt on at length by the media and even acknowledging an expected drop-off in attention following the unfathomable Las Vegas shooting which occurred a week later.
“It couldn’t possibly be because it might paint a negative light on movements and rhetoric the left ostensibly supports, now could it?” the article asked. “A biased media simply doesn’t exist, or so we’re repeatedly told. They report the news. Nothing more, nothing less.”
Yet this news story went largely unreported, especially once details began to come clear about the suspect, his motivations and the hero who stopped him.
“But I find it hard to believe it wasn’t a case of no one wanting to upset the narrative. A black man shooting up a church, well … they have to cover that. However, they don’t have to advertise the fact that it was a racially motivated crime, probably based on emotions inflamed by the media’s constant narrative of a racist United States,” the article concluded.
Indeed, we can’t go upsetting the precious narrative that the liberal media has worked so hard to press forward, even in the face of incidents like this one that clearly tell another tale than what they’d like us all to believe.
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