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Who’s Really to Blame for Columbine? The Media

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The blood of all those kids is on the hands of CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC and NPR.

The 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre was an opportunity for Biden and the Dems to put out statements blaming the massacre and the rise of school shootings on the lack of “gun control.”

“Since Columbine, over 400 school shootings – from Newtown to Parkland to Uvalde – have exposed over 370,000 students to the horrors of gun violence. Students across the country now learn how to duck and cover before they learn how to read and write,” Biden claimed.

But why have there been over 400 school shootings since Columbine?

Why are there so many more school shootings now than there were generations ago when there were hardly any gun laws and certainly plenty of violent students?

That’s a question that you won’t catch Democrats or the media discussing. The answer is that we have school shootings because of Columbine.

The media’s irresponsible coverage of the Columbine High School Massacre turned the perps into celebrities. And it’s routine to look at the manifestos of school shooters and find that they model themselves on Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, who shouldn’t have become household names, but did.

That’s not on the Bill of Rights or on gun laws or gun manufacturers. That is on the media.

Even the most favorable pro-gun control position can’t ignore the cultural impact of the media here. And the honest ones don’t. It wasn’t the NRA, the AR-15 or the Second Amendment that convinced a whole lot of teen psychos that the way to get famous and take out their rage was by going on a shooting spree at school.

These are social contagions. Much like suicides after a celebrity offs themselves or the post office shootings that briefly made “going postal” into a now obscure reference from the same era.

The media is a delivery system for social contagions whether it’s school shootings or teenage girls getting themselves mutilated. And it’s no coincidence that both involve teens who are the most impressionable, the most unstable and the most self-destructive.

We don’t have 400 school shootings because of guns. We have 400 school shootings because the media saw a chance to use a horrifying attack to prop up a longtime political agenda. That agenda ultimately failed but a whole lot of kids keep dying because media apparatchiks turned two teen psychos into stars.

The blood of all those kids is on the hands of CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the whole rest of the media gang.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

The Washington Standard

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