To say the reports coming out of Ohio in reference to the school shooting at Chardon High School are conflicting and chaotic would be putting it lightly. The so called news reporting in the mainstream media should not even be called such. Any time there is a school shooting it has to be considered tragic and of importance, but the way the so called professional reporters approach these situations is purely disgusting. They are like flies descending on fresh road kill.
As would be expected with the reporting of the Ohio incident, literally out of the gate, the 1999 Columbine shooting was being referenced in every other sentence and the gun that was used was being referred to as if it were an accomplice in the crime. Just for clarity’s sake, guns are inanimate objects and can perform no action on their own initiative.
When the initial reporting on the Ohio shooting began, the speculation was wild. In real reporting there are key elements that must be examined, “what”, “when”, “where”, “who”, “how”, and if it can be ascertained, “why”. I put “why” last because the other elements would have to be established as a part of asking that question.
Within the first five minutes of hearing this story unfold, there was more nothing out there than you could shake a stick at. And it was all unnecessary. How far should one go in speculating? As it is not impossible, I guess I could say the crime could have been committed by an Australian exchange student with a club foot and a lazy eye, who might have been reacting to US troops being stationed in his home country.
This kind of reporting is a disservice to those seeking the truth and it should be discouraged. But I guess sensationalism will trump the truth every time as it holds the attention of the viewer in spite of the fact that no facts are put forth.
I would rather the media allow law enforcement the opportunity to get the situation under control and then bring forth factual statements, devoid of any speculation as it is a natural fact that speculation facilitates rumors that ultimately precipitate confusion. But I guess that is what the mainstream media is all about these days, keeping the people confused.
It will be interesting to see how many angles the mainstream propagandists take the speculation in this case in pushing their agendas for more command and control over our individual freedoms, in particular our 2nd Amendment right to own and bear arms.
I would like to tell you more about the school shooting in Ohio and I am sure you would like to know, but in the interest of clarity, here at From the Trenches we will wait for the facts.
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.