By Tom Quiner
Two similar events occurred seven years apart.
A Democratic Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, was shot in 2011. A Republican Congressman, Steve Scalise, was shot last week.
The Democrat was shot by a person diagnosed as a “madman,” to use a politically-incorrect term. The Republican was shot by a vocal supporter of the Democratic Party.
In other words, the former was not politically motivated, the latter was, as the shooter was part of the “resistance” encouraged by Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic Party’s apparatchik. The killer’s decision to escalate this resistance to a level of armed resistance and outright political assassination was clearly inspired by the invective that now defines the Democratic Party, the mainstream media, and the entire political left in this country.
Is this news?
No, not to the mainstream media. They offered up dutiful coverage the first three days after the story broke, and quickly let it die. By contrast, the MSM kept the Gabby Gifford story alive long after it was determined that her shooter was a whack job, and not a political agent as they first posited.
The chart above shows the disconnect on what they consider to be news. They offered more than double the amount of coverage to the Gifford shooting compared to the Scalise shooting one week after each respective shooting occurred. For the New York Times, they offered up more than triple the coverage.
Democratic lives evidently matter more than Republican lives to the mainstream media.