As Dana Loesch once said, the media loves a mass shooting. Despite their absolute outrage over it, the media continue to prove her right time and again. The moment reports begin to release on Twitter about a shooting going down, media figures, politicians, and activists launch into action like firefighters hearing an alarm. No facts needed, just action.
When the conditions are right, the media will take this shooting and make it a national issue. The criteria are simple. The shooter has to be white, male, and considered right-leaning. That’s about it, though the pot does sweeten depending on who the victims are. The darker the skin color the better, but sexualities other than straight are also acceptable.
If these criteria are met, you can go so far as to make it into a movement that dominates the headlines of every newspaper, online blog, and cable news network for weeks.