“Two days after 26 people were massacred in a Texas church, the incident — one of the worst mass shootings in American history — had nearly vanished from the major cable news networks,” thetrace.org reports, wistfully. “The sharp drop-off in the number of ‘mentions’ of the Sutherland Springs shooting on the networks . . . is the latest indication that rampage gun attacks aren’t generating the kind of sustained news coverage they once did.” And this is a problem because . . .
the antis want to dance in the blood of innocents — to promote civilian disarmament — for long as humanly possible. A fact that a Demanding Mom freely acknowledges.
One gun-reform advocate, concerned by the fact that mass shootings slip from the news cycle so quickly, had hoped that the particularly tragic details of the massacre would ensure that Sutherland Springs was discussed longer than other mass shootings that featured an element of domestic violence.
“Up until now, the media would lose interest in a shooting once they found out it was a domestic violence incident and not a ‘real’ crime,” Amanda Johnson, a member of the Dallas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, told the Associated Press a week after the massacre. “Sutherland Springs is a game changer.”
The Trace’s Jennifer Mascia disagrees: “Judging by an analysis of the cable news coverage, it wasn’t.” #imwithjennifer. In terms of gun control, specifically the lack of new legislation, that’s a good thing, not a bad thing.