As a former videotape editor for CNN, I know how to make a “news package.” It’s an industrial process. Meat (fires and fatalities) goes in one end, sausage (2:30 news stories) comes out the other. In this example, the barely coherent bereaved women around whom the piece is constructed challenge the news machine to keep the anti-pistol party line from spinning off into space. Did Samantha Brown really say her peers should “work to set an example” to “break the cycle of gun violence”? Doubtful. The fact that Delasia Dutrieuille was “involved in activities that she shouldn’t have been involved in” is shrugged off, in favor of highlighting the victim and shooter’s ages. There is no “there” here—except an anti-gun bias so profound it’s practically invisible. How great is that?