Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dead Not Counted Before Liberals Started Lying About Florida School Shooting

The following article appeared in Wizbang on February 15th

Sadly the country suffered another mass shooting in a primary school, this time in a high school in Florida. Unfortunately, the blood was still flowing, the victims had not even been identified, and the suspect had yet to be caught before liberals were purposefully misreporting on the incident and flat out lying in order to sell their anti-gun, anti-America, left-wing agenda.

One lie in particular made the rounds among many of the leftist media’s “real” journalists. As the crime in Florida unfolded, these “journalists” began Tweeting out that the attack at a high school in Parkland, Florida, is the “18th school shooting this year.” 
This lie and ones like it appeared on several Twitter feed. Here are a few examples:

Today's shooting at a high school in #Parkland, Florida is the 18th school shooting so far this year, according to gun control advocacy organization Everytown For Gun Safety.
It's February 14th.


There have been 18 school shootings, just THIS YEAR. It's only mid-February.


@BrianWilliams @MSNBC just reported this is the 12th school shooting in America in just the first 45 days of 2018. Appalling


This is the 19th school shooting this year. THE NINETEENTH SHOOTING IN A SCHOOL.
It's February. …

But this statistic of anywhere from 12 to 18 the media keeps using is simply a lie. Certainly ONE shooting at a school is one too many, but in truth there has been more like 6 school shootings with injuries this year.

According to the Daily Mail’s David Martosko, the numbers everyone on the left keep throwing around have been “cooked.”

“Because the numbers are cooked,” Martosko Tweeted on Wednesday. “Not that this is any better, but it’s the sixth shooting to injure students. Some of the other ones were like BB guns fired at school bus windows, etc. Again, 1 is too many. But we lose credibility when we tell unnecessary lies.”

There is another problem with the media’s statistic. It is sold to them by the anti-gun group called Everytown for Gun Safety which is funded by billionaire left-winger Michael Boomberg. You couldn’t find a more biased source.

The group makes no distinctions if the “gun” used is actually a gun, it adds suicides and gang warfare, and it also counts shootings that were near a school even if the shootings had nothing at all to do with kids, school personnel or on school property.

As to the facts on the ground in Florida, as news emerges it appears that the killer is a young high school dropout named Nikolas (or Nicholas) Cruz. He’s a 19-year-old youngster who was kicked out of school because he was a violent troublemaker, a disrupter, and a mental misfit.

According to the Miami Herald, even when he was allowed in school Cruz had been barred from using a backpack because school officials feared that he would try to smuggle weapons into the school.

“We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” math teacher Jim Gard, who said Cruz who had Cruz in his class last year, told the Herald. “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”
One student even told the media that kids knew that this Cruz psycho was the one who would likely snap and turn on them.

Why nothing was done about the kid is a mystery at this point.

But the left kept spinning their tales, anyway, despite the lack of information about the crime.

In other cases — and again before we had any real facts at all about the shooting — liberals began beating their war drums against the Second Amendment and screeching about taking away our Constitutional right to bear arms.

Democrat leadership was quick to push their agenda on Twitter:

Chuck Schumer: Another shooting in our schools, today at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Yes, our children are resilient, but this is not a burden they should ever have to bear. My heart aches for these children & their families. #StopGunViolence

Nancy Pelosi: Too many families have lost someone to the senseless epidemic of gun violence. Congress has a moral responsibility to take common sense action to prevent the daily tragedy of gun violence in communities across America. #EnoughIsEnough

Bernie Sanders: Maybe, just maybe, after 18 school shootings in America in just 43 days of 2018 the Congress might want to consider common-sense gun safety legislation and save innocent lives.

Diane Feinstein: Another senseless tragedy at an American school. My heart is with the victims and their families. When will we wake up? When will we take action to prevent these shootings from occurring? These tragedies are the new normal, and that should make all of us sick.

Senator Chris Murphy (D, CT) even ran like his hair was on fire to the floor of the U.S. Senate to try and turn this crime into a political “win” for his agenda.

So, yeah, ghoulish Democrats making bank on the bodies of dead kids. Why are we not surprised?

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