We had an attempted assassination of a U.S. political leader with a gun and one month later a Google News search for his name yields almost 8000 hits and a Bing News search gets you 21700 hits.
We had an attempted assassination of a U.S. political leader by a radical leftist with a knife and five months later a Google News search for his name yields two hits and a Bing News search gets you six hits. And most of those hits are people asking why the MSM didn’t give it the attention given the attempted assassination using a gun.
We didn’t even have knife control groups demanding new laws. You would think that at least the Violence Policy Center would be interested in “knife violence” since there name is more generic and not specific to firearms. Yet, a search of their website yields zero hits.
Why was it that the MSM and the “violence prevention” groups were so silent in the attempted assassination of a state Governor with a knife? Is it because no one died? Or maybe it was because there was only one victim. Could it be because the attacker was someone with clearly leftist views instead of someone (wrongly) suspected of being associated with the right? Or was it because it was a knife instead of a gun?