The story came in 24 hours ago like most important, breaking stories do -- just a one-line bulletin saying a shooting had been reported at a theater in Denver, with 10 believed to be dead.
I did more research and turned out a story 18 minutes later (fastest writer in the newsroom).
As facts came in , the story changed, as they always do. At the end of my shift, the story was that 14 people had been killed at a midnight showing of the latest Batman move in a theater in Aurora. The shooter was in custody, but the police were keeping details to themselves.
Fourteen hours later, I was back at work. The story had solidified into just the facts. Twelve dead. The name of the shooter, that he was a brilliant student. And, as I suspected, the liberal media added their own truthiness to the story.
Good Morning America wasted no time politicizing the death of 12 innocent people. ABC's chief investigative "reporter" Brian Ross went online and found a name matching that of the shooter who is a member of the Colorado Tea Party. You'd have thunk that the fact that the Tea Party member was about 30 years older than the shooter would have clued Ross into the fact that he had the wrong guy. But, nope. Before you know it, ABC was telling the world that the shooter was a member of the Tea party.
Then, the gun control fanatics entered the fray.
Film critic Roger Ebert (film critic? don't quite your day job) went for a total gun ban and said it's time this country looks at its "insane" gun control laws. Maybe it's time we looked at our insane murder laws, since they apparently don't work either.
CNN's Piers Morgan tweeted that "America has got to do something about its gun laws. Now is the time."
Billionaire control freak Mayor Michael Bloomberg also got on his gun control soapbox.
I could go on and on and on, but Michelle
Malkin is much less lazy than I am.
By the way, as long as liberals want to politicize tragedies, 27 people were killed in Obama's adopted hometown of Chicago last week. The death toll over the Memorial Day weekend was 47. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, in which seven mobsters were killed in 1929, not only made it into the newspapers, but into the history books. Most of the killings in Chicago and other violent, liberal cities don't even make it into the papers.