Over at The Truth About Knives we’re reporting on Paris Jackson’s suicide attempt. Early reports say that the pop star’s daughter tried to remove herself from the gene pool via pills and a kitchen knife. None of those news stories—or the early morning news show commentary—contains sanctimonious blather about “easy access to knives.” The stories are all about her troubled life. Yet if Miss Jackson had put a gun to her head the mainstream media would be all over it. The gun, that is. Why is that? Why does the media treat gun-related crime and/or suicide as a separate category of news from knife-related attacks and suicides?