By Nicholas Stix
As I have previously noted, the media have gone out of their way to demonize, and even endanger the lives of the surviving members of mass murderer Adam Lanza’s family. They have shown videotapes of his older brother, Ryan, and a picture of his father Peter, shown the exact street address and reported the city where Ryan lives, reported on the city where Peter and his new wife live, named the wife, and told the workplaces of all three.
There can only be one motive for the media’s actions: To terrorize the surviving Lanzas, and to aid and abet anyone who would seek to harass, threaten, and harm them.
There are also political and racial subtexts to this campaign. The Lanzas support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and they are white. The media hate anyone who supports the Second Amendment, and they hate whites, unless the whites in question are leftists.
The family members of black, brown, and yellow mass murderers are not treated this way.
The newest media trick has been to remove Nancy Lanza from the class of victims altogether. On Monday and Tuesday, when we heard TV reporters, particularly on CNN, talk about the atrocity, they mentioned the 20 children and six educators who were killed.
Granted, they say, “killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” but the atrocity had two crime scenes. This is the opposite of their usual tack, which is to count not only all victims, but the killer, as well, as if he were a victim. This practice has always driven me nuts. You don’t add the killer to the count of the dead--he doesn’t count--but that’s what they do. Thus, according to MSM SOP, they should have spoken of “28 dead.” Instead, they are speaking of 26.
To the media, Nancy Lanza just doesn’t count. Never mind, that had Adam Lanza’s brother, father, and stepfather visited him at the time he planned his rampage, he would have killed all of them, too. Apparently, to the MSM, everyone in that family was equally guilty, and because of their racial-political profile, the MSM are even willing to relax their official opposition to the death penalty and vigilantism, should a vigilante decide to murder them.
[Previously, on this atrocity, at WEJB/NSU:
“Mass Murder in Newtown: Obama and Bloomberg Seek to Exploit the Connecticut Dead”;
“Statement by Peter Lanza, the Father of Newtown Mass Murderer Adam Lanza”;
“Newtown Massacre: List of All Murder Victims”;
“John Fund and John Lott: More Gun-Free Zones, More Public Massacres”; and
“There Ought to be a Law! Mike Huckabee on The Newtown Massacre.”]