Monday, May 21, 2018

CNN Spreads Fake News About ‘22 School Shootings’ in 2018

The following article appeared in Breitbart on May 19th

By John Nolte

Just moments after news broke Friday of a mass shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas, school, the far-left CNN was already spreading lies about this being the twenty-second school shooting of 2018.

CNN’s list of confirmed school shootings for 2018 now stands at 22.

Twenty-two. Already. This year.

The dictionary’s definition of a school shooting is a “violent act in which someone, usually a student, uses a gun to kill or injure teachers, students, and staff.”

A reading of CNN’s madcap definition of a school shooting informs us that a car backfiring in the parking lot of a Burger King across the street from an abandoned community college only just barely manages to be excluded.

Here is just a taste of what CNN does define as a “school shooting”:
  • A student shot another student with a BB gun in Gloversville Middle School.
  • A teacher accidentally discharged a gun during a public safety class at Seaside High School, injuring a student.
  • One person was hospitalized after a shooting at an apartment building on the campus of the University of South Alabama.
  • Two people were shot to death at a dormitory on the campus of Central Michigan University. The victims were not students and police think the incident stemmed from a domestic situation.
  • A person was shot in a rec center at Mississippi Valley State University. Police said the person was not a student and the injury was not life-threatening.
  • A fight led to a shooting in the parking lot of Lincoln High School, fatally wounding a 32-year-old man.

The list goes on and on like that, like a ghoulish Saturday Night Live skit (a BB gun!) mocking the awfulness of actual school shootings, where an armed monster enters a school determined to kill as many innocent people as possible.

Even the left-wing PolitiFact has said that describing suicides, accidental discharges, robbery shootings, after-hours shootings between grown men in a parking lot, and the like as school shootings is a lie.

You would think a cable news outlet that is seeing its ratings plummet by -30 percent and more would focus a little more on accuracy and integrity, but this is the same CNN that measures special counsel Robert Mueller’s evidence in “bytes” and employs staffers who put crosshairs over President Trump … and that was just this week.

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