A shooting in Washington D.C!! The media is quick to take the opportunity to report another crime that will lead to stricter gun control legislation…
But wait. This was a shooting at a Christian organization’s office and in reality the shooting has not been highly report, it was actually under-reported. At about 10:45am this morning an armed man entered the Family Research Council office on G Street in Washington D.C. The security guard, identified by some on Twitter as Leo, wrestled the shooter and was shot but is expected to recover. He likely saved others from being injured and possibly killed. According to the D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, the security guard should be considered a hero– this hero and his family could certainly use our prayers at this time.
And now as to how the media handled this? Here’s some of the tweets that the ‘real media’ sent when they eventually decided to report the shooting.
ABC News didn’t even bother to get their information straight when reporting on their Breaking News. James Dobson hasn’t been associated with the FRC for years:
Gunman Shoots Guard at James Dobson Group’s DC Office abcn.ws/NFeDR3
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 15, 2012
CNN showed slight bias when they tweeted their announcement on it. Why is ‘conservative’ tacked on before the organization’s name?
Shooting wounds guard at conservative Family Research Council – suspect in custody: on.cnn.com/Nq1yA3
— CNN (@CNN) August 15, 2012
The gunman is reported to be black and in his late twenties. Police officers at the scene gave his name to NBC as Floyd Corkins. It was also said that he carried Chick-Fil-A materials in his backpack (what does ‘Chick-Fil-A materials’ include?
President Obama, has been silent. Why? Are the people killed at the Sitk Temple a higher priority than the man shot at a D.C. pro-Life, pro-traditional family lobbying group? The president shouldn’t have a problem addressing this issue. Obama’s absence in this is quite telling. Is Floyd Corkins Obama’s son too?
The FRC is said to be a group in the forefront of the battle to defend the family and the important principles that have been a mainstay of our nation. I support them completely, but regardless of one’s views the FRC should respect have our respect and we should agree with Tony Perkins president of The Family Research Council:
“Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”