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Opinion: Does the New York Times Actually Care about Mass Shootings? – Ann Coulter

Did you know there was a mass shooting in Indianapolis over the weekend? I briefly saw it on a news crawl, but didn’t hear another word about it, so, by Monday, I assumed I had dreamt it.

Nope. There was a real mass shooting, sending seven kids aged 12 to 17 to the hospital, one in critical condition. The gunfire came from a group of juveniles gathered outside a shopping mall in downtown Indianapolis Saturday night.

The New York Times didn’t report the shooting, which I found odd, because the gunmen were almost certainly black, meaning it was the gun’s fault.

I say “almost certainly black” because kids as young as 12 were out on a downtown city street, unsupervised, at 11:36 p.m. the night before Easter; a Google search of “Indianapolis mugshots shootings” looks like Gemini’s artificial intelligence version of a Founding Father; and also — the Times didn’t mention it.

Luckily for the kids, police were on the scene in about 10 seconds. Twenty-five officers happened to be patrolling downtown on account of this being the third consecutive weekend in Indianapolis with a mass shooting.

The previous weekend’s gunplay left one man dead and five wounded; the earlier shooting also killed one and wounded five. The Times didn’t report those incidents either.

By contrast, last August, the Times was all over a shooting at a Jacksonville, Florida, dollar store. I’m not sure why …

Subhead: “Three people, all Black, were fatally shot in a dollar store before the gunman, a white man, killed himself.”

First sentence: “A white gunman shot and killed three Black people in a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday afternoon. He then shot and killed himself.”

Indeed, the article mentioned “white” eight times, even throwing in an extraneous story of evil whites from 63 years ago. (“Sunday was the 63rd anniversary of Ax Handle Saturday, when white supremacists severely beat a group of mostly Black civil rights activists.”)

A Times’ compilation of some of the mass shootings in 2022 listed 25 gunmen in 19 separate incidents. Of the 25 mass shooters, 17 were black, five were white (one nonbinary and one in a dress), one was Asian and one was Hispanic. The Times gave the race of only two of the perpetrators.

GUESS WHICH ONES. Yes, white and white. Is there any chance the Times’ list excluded any mass shootings with white gunmen?

I’m not even counting the shootings that any normal person would assume, unless informed otherwise, were perpetrated by whites, such as one at a Walmart, one at the University of Virginia and one at “a community event and car show in the small Arkansas farming community.” C’mon, that last one has to be a white guy!

In fact, all three gunmen were black. But the Times decided the race of the perpetrator wasn’t relevant in those cases.

What is the point of this deception? To allow clueless Times’ readers to keep telling themselves that most mass shooters are white men?

E.g.:

— The Chicago Tribune: “Why are mass shooters overwhelmingly white men?”

— Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: “Mass Shooters Are Almost Always White Men.”

— The Conversation: “[M]ass shooters tend to be young white men.”

Leave it to NBC News to dress up the lie with gratuitous insults:

— NBC: “‘White heterosexual male entitlement fuses with downward mobility, subordinated masculinity, and other disappointing life course events’ to lead mass shooters to carry out their attacks.”

Do liberals actually care about mass shootings or do they just hate white men?

The coddling of black criminals in response to the BLM movement has been a blood-soaked disaster — and I’m not only talking about Hollywood movies being put out by the new DEI hires.

So far, the main accomplishment of #BLM has been to inspire a mind-boggling surge in black violence, creating thousands more murdered Americans than before #BLM. Four thousand more, in 2020 alone, according to researchers.

Although black people have traditionally committed about half of all murders in the United States, after the racial reckoning, their percentage of known murder offenders rose to an unprecedented 60%, according to FBI crime reports. (This statistic has since been wiped from the FBI’s website, but is still available in a number of academic papers.)

Arguably, liberals’ BLM hysteria isn’t really helping black lives inasmuch as it’s getting so many additional blacks killed.

Any black person who is more worried about his child being killed by the police than another black is an idiot. But I don’t believe any normal black person does believe that. Joy Ann Reid probably believes it. Yamiche Alcindor believes it. And everyone who reads The New York Times believes it.

So the killings will go on. And so will the cover-up.

 

COPYRIGHT 2024 ANN COULTER

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