In cable news, MSNBC mentioned the story 5 times between the time of the shooting and the posting of this article. CNN mentioned it 10 times, mostly between midnight and 6am Monday. Fox News mentioned the story seven times. Many local stations around the country carried the story, as did, for example, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, for exactly 20 seconds. That’s literal, I timed it.
The fact that there were no fatalities absolutely contributes to the lesser cable news coverage, but how to explain our liberal friends, who rush to Twitter every time a shell casing or ear plug is found on the ground? As I said, after other mass shootings, as any RedState reader knows, Twitter is wall-to-wall liberals and celebrities bashing guns and gun owners. MSNBC does dedicated coverage for hours.
And keep in mind that this was not a mere nothing. Seventeen people were hit by bullets. One was just a ten-year-old boy. Another will probably never walk again. At the time this article was written, several were still in the hospital. It is only chance that there were not more victims, and that none died. As many as 500 people were in the park for the block party and for the filming of a music video. This was a dramatic, mass shooting, with hundreds of Americans running for their lives in a panic in their own community from a hail of bullets. This doesn’t merit the Twitter deluge?